My trip to Nashville to the American Quilter's Society Quilt Show was so much fun. I went with about 40 ladies on a bus that we chartered. When everyone saw the bags I brought in for Terry and me they thought that either I was planning to move there, or buy the place out. Well, I didn't move there (wish I could), but my bag was overflowing just a little. Thank God the sewing machine is being shipped by UPS!
The first booth Terry and I visited was Tammy Tadd's. Isn't she beautiful? And she's so sweet! Terry and I called the girls that worked for her the "Woo Hoo Girls". Every time we visited their booth (about 4 times) they would holler "Woo Hoo"! They are so fun. I have always loved Tammy's booth, but since I feel like I "know" her now, I love it even more. I didn't think that could be possible! I guess you could say my first visit to her booth was a "meet, greet, and take our picture".
My second trip to Tammy's booth was to buy this gorgeous fabric from Holly and the purse pattern on the left.
The other two patterns I bought because I love Snowmen and the quilt pattern will work so well with the "Tickled Pink" (Robyn Pandolf) fabric I bought in the next picture. I already have 7 yards of the large pink floral in the Tickled Pink that I bought at Hobby Lobby for $4 a yard. It's one of those fabrics that I love, and had to have, but didn't know what to do with it. I think the pink floral will be so pretty down the two sides, with all of the fat quarters for the rest of the blocks. I had that "ah ah! moment" while I was all alone in my sewing room, which doesn't happen very often these days.
I bought this adorable Christmas Table Runner kit. Pieces of My Heart makes such adorable patterns and I just love Sandy Gervais's Holly Jolly fabric collection.
I can't go to a quilt show and not buy gadgets. The first one is a scallop maker. Terry and I watched the demo last year, got distracted (I think it was a cat quilt from another booth) and forgot to go back to get the scallop maker. We regreted that. I don't know why because neither one of us made a quilt where a scallop maker was needed, but now we have one for "just in case!"
Don't ask me why I bought the yo-yo maker. I think it is because the girls over in Pat Sloans group were talking about it. I dreamed about it one night, and I guess I thought that I really needed one. Pat says we do, so now I am ready to add yo-yo flowers to my creations.
Pat likes beading, too. However, I think she sews most of her beads on. Terry and I found this really cool gadget where you take little beads, put this heat thing on it, and the beads stick FOREVER. Sparkly quilts: Here I come!!!
My third trip to Tammy's booth was to buy fabric for my daughter, Julia, to make a pillow in her fashion and design class. She said she would be happy with fabric at Walmart, but I told her if I bought fabric of Holly's at Tammy's booth it would be unlike anyone in her class! She is going to make two pillows for her bed.
I thought since one of the requirements for her class was to have a sewing machine available to her at home I should buy her this cute Janome. I have 6 sewing machines, including first one I ever had, but I thought she would like her own. I even bought a 1/4 inch foot just in case she wants to make a quilt some day. Who knows?
I ran into my friend, Judy, while she was eating an ice cream cone. This really isn't a very good picture of me because I was laughing too hard. I was teasing Judy about being a quilting celebrity. She has her first book out. I am so happy for her!
My fourth, and final trip, to Tammy's booth was to hug her good-bye. Terry and I were the last ones on the bus, which is the way it always is. We can never have too much fun, fabric, or (for some odd reason) sewing machines.