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!