Friday, September 21, 2012

Fun in Madison and Beaver Dam

The day after my visit with Wanda, was spent at the Wisconsin Quilt Expo.  This was the eighth annual Expo and my second time to attend.  My first visit was in 2007.  This year’s event was bigger and more crowded than I remembered.  It was here that I took the crazy quilt class I posted about September 9. 

My Strips that Sizzle quilt that I named "Breaking the Mold" was juried into the show.  The judges were very kind in their comments and the feedback was constructive.  This was my first submission to a juried show.  The organizers were patient with me and responsive to all my questions as I prepared my entry for shipping.  I don't know when or if I will submit another quilt for judging, but this experience was definitely positive.
Of course, there were lots of vendors and I certainly did my share to stimulate the economy.  The day following my visit to the Expo, we took a short detour to Beaver Dam where I spent a little time at the Nancy’s Notions Store while Bob made a store run.  At the conclusion of our Beaver Dam stop, my long-suffering husband informed me that the quilting portion of the trip was finished (and it was)! 

Here is my bag of loot from the trip which includes the fabric cuts from Wanda and purchases made at the Expo and Beaver Dam.  That's a lot of fabric, but most of it is small cuts for my Jane Stickle quilt, and the rest was purchased to help meet specific commitments rather than impulse buys.  So, I was very, very bad, or maybe very good, depending on your perspective.  Whichever way you choose to look at it, it was a lot of fun.


Lee Prairie Designs said...

You had "FUN"...and thst is a "good" thing!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

:) Carolyn

Hilachas said...

Oh, Mary, what an exciting trip. Congratulations on getting juried. That, in itself, is a fantastic accomplishment. You were definitely "very good" on making those purchases. You just never know when you'll be in an emergency situation and need extra fabric...