Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hookin' in Warsaw

I had an absolutely wonderful time attending a hook-in in Warsaw, MO last Saturday. The venue was outstanding! Even though the room is technically a gym, the stone walls and beautiful view of the river made it feel really cozy.

The vendors were great.  I found plenty of things I had to have...including some new punch needle patterns (like I really need another hobby!).

There were quite a few rugs in the show. Below are some of my favorites.

The one on the bottom of the photo above was hooked by a beginner.  I love the colors!  And then there was this one:

It was absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! Not surprisingly, it won first place.  I need to make one of these!  Not necessarily the same pattern, but same idea (album quilt).

After the hook-in we stopped by the open house at Saltbox Primitive Woolens.  What a wonderful shop!

I found the perfect wool for the border of my Kaleidoscope rug (which still isn't finished, by the way).

I am currently at Eugene Mahoney State Park attending the Baltimore on the Prairie Appliqué Conference.  We arrived late this afternoon but managed to slip in a quick visit to the Country Sampler quilt shop just before closing time.

I'm off to a one-day class with Jeanne Sullivan  tomorrow.  We hope to squeeze in another quilt shop visit at lunch time.  I am looking forward to an exciting week!