It was nearly impossible to shop in Kris Miller's booth.
Nola's booth was busy, too, but much easier to access.
I totally fell in love with one of Sally Kallin's patterns - the floral one in the back corner below.
In a weak moment (luckily the only one of the day), I ended up buying the pattern. Here's a closer look - it is gorgeous!
There were lots of great rugs in the show, too.
After the hook-in, I headed over to one of my favorite quilt shops, Prairie Point Quilts. The shop was hosting a special red and white exhibit. Red and white fabrics and quilts were everywhere!
From there I headed to Columbia, MO and visited Appletree Quilting. The store has expanded and had a great selection of fabrics. I exercised incredible self-control and managed to leave both quilt shops without buying a single thing.
Fast forwarding to this past weekend (after a very busy week attending a conference in Atlanta and getting almost no sewing or hooking done), I had a chance to spend quite a bit of time in the sewing room. I didn't do a lot of sewing, really. I spent most of the time preparing for an upcoming retreat. I did manage to sew a little bag from a pattern and kit I picked up at Cross Patches a few weeks ago.
I also prepared some of the pieces for my Grandmother's Garden quilt. I don't think I posted the first block when I finished it a few weeks back. I plan to piece all of the other baskets while at retreat, so that will be left is the applique.
I am SO ready for the retreat! I am considering bringing along a third project - my strips from our guild exchange. I always have such high expectations! I will definitely have to stay away from the snack table and focus on sewing like a maniac. Or perhaps I should stay on a constant sugar high? Hmmm....