Yesterday afternoon I drove down to Rhode Island to see the Machine Quilter's Exposition and to be in the fashion show the same evening.
The show itself was amazing - there was a lot to look at and to be inspired by. Alas, no pictures, as I don't want to offend any of the other artists by posting pictures of their work without permission. Most of them wouldn't have a problem with it, but it is courteous to ask before just assuming it is ok to post someone's work all over the internet!
I did do some shopping and chatting with people. I bought the stuff below and will be picking up a few more things from my Janome dealer once he gets back to the shop and get things ordered for me (this part could take a couple of weeks). Anyway, back to this stuff, I got some thread from Superior Threads for a future project, a very cool button and key fob from Joyful Adornments.
The fashion show was fun and it was great to see my friends and their creations. It is very inspiring to see what everyone has made over the past year and be able to look at everything close up. Here I am, grinning like a monkey, but having a good time in Garden Path:
At the end of the evening, I got a second place for the necklace, Spring's First Blush and I got Mark Lipinski's (he was the emcee for the runway show) choice award for Garden Path.
Sorry I don't have any pictures of the green paisley shirt - I will try to get one this weekend, but yesterday was a long day! Tomorrow I'll pick the winner of the Gorgeous Fabrics gift certificate, so if you haven't entered the drawing yet, go back a couple of posts and do so!
Parting Shot. No Joke. Oh yeah, that is what you think it is. Snow. This morning when we got up, it was snowing. Right now it is raining/icing, but we had snow on the ground until this afternoon.