As I mentioned in a previous post, from May 22-24, Albuquerque was blessed by a Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival. Even the times I've gone to really big, national shows, I've come away with negligible purchases, so I'd like to encourage people to attend this show if it's within driving difference. Their next show will be in Castle Rock, CO July 10-11, 2014, and the vendors do vary with the event. (One of my friends lives near their Puyallup show, and I've wanted to attend for a long time.)
Here are some photos of what followed me home:
Desert Stitchin; Chris and John are from Goodyear, AZ and vend at shows in the Southwest. I purchased these for a "watery" baby quilt for one of my colleagues. The Bali charm pack at the bottom is the door prize I won from their shop at the show. That has never happened to me before! Well, at least not since I won my Charlotte doll at Mrs. Beatty's gift shop on December 18--somewhere around 60 years ago. I guess this could mean that if I live another 60 years, I might win again? I was pretty amazed when my name was called.
I was near the Busy Bee booth when my name was called. One of the owners exclaimed, "Dora Scheer? And I don't hear any clapping or cheering? We'll cheer for you!"
As much as I love the fabrics, these are my favorite purchases from the show. The stylus is also a set of screw drivers perfect for my sewing machines, and the other is a seam ripper (a belated Mother's Day gift from Sweet Teen). Sweet Teen had a lovely conversation about engineering with the engineer who was acting as cashier. Lumenaris also sells 100% wool felt.
Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta.
Happy quiltmaking...and knitting....