Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Back from MQS!

Well, I was in quilty heaven, I have to tell you. The vendors, the quilts, the vendors....

I made my decision (finally) on the Sharon Schamber Series Prodigy System and added the hydraulic lift feature. Very nice company to deal with. They are also going to put most of the controls on the left hand side of the frame as the right side will be up against the wall. That way I could squeeze an 11 foot frame in the room.

The stitch quality was outstanding and the machine moved easily for me. And I am excited about delivery in about 6 weeks, from what I understand.

And did I mention the nice people?

I also did quite a bit of damage at the vendor booths. Now...these are people that I have dealt with online and it was wonderful to meet many of them in person, as well as many of the quilters I chat with on MQ Resource. The quilt show was inspiring and so were my classes.

Deloa Jones did a wonderful class called "Brilliant Borders and Sensational Sashings" and I laughed all the way through Sally Terry's class, "Freemotion Fills & Meanders with Wiggle Room".
Kansas was SO green! When we got home to Wyoming we saw that the trees were budding and the weeds were growing...

Anyhow! Here's some of the stuff that came home with me...

Batiks from Sew Batik...lovely stuff...lovely people! ------>

Templates! From Gadget Girls...Shelley was so helpful and just the sweetest lady! I enjoyed spending time at their booth.

Threads...threads...threads...I was in heaven! Superior Thread's booth is candy to a quilter. I had every intention of getting more So Fine to add to my stock but was mesmerized by the Lava so decided to get a few of them to try. The colors are outstanding! And the King Tut...superior thread. ;)

And for my organized-wanna-be soul...I finally purchased The Machine Quilters Business Manager.

Since I live in Wyoming, I thought I had better invest in a few western themed pantos...The Pattern Man. We now have cowboy hats, boots and horseshoes. ;)

All in all, it was a wonderful trip and it was very good to get away for a bit. Dh's classes started up again yesterday and he said it was the shortest summer vacation in history. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Hello There! It's been ages since I've been on here. Life got pretty crazy and time got away from me. Are you getting a different frame? Quinn is such a sweet looking little boy...I couldn't believe he grew up that fast!