Saturday, November 07, 2009

Quilt Show Shopping and Friends

Today my DIL, Mr. E and I went to A Quilter's Gathering in Nashua, NH. The main purpose of the trip was to visit some quilting friends and show off Mr. E. OK, we did want to see some awesome quilts (which we did see) and do some shopping (which I'm happy to show off).

My first purchase was this $3 Christmas panel. It has cookie recipes, ornaments and gift tags on it. Wonderful items to dress up Christmas presents this year.
At the same vendor I couldn't resist this gorgeous Christmas fabric and a panel to make a Christmas book.
The Spa Therapy Bags pattern looks like a fun pattern to make a shoulder pack and matching eye pad. The four items on the left came in a little bag called Embroiderer's MRES. The blue thread looks hand dyed, the stuff on the Orvis card seems to be a chenille thread, the purple thread is a heavy thread and there are lavender heart buttons. What a cool idea!
My friend's brought me gifts too. One friend gave each of us a set of FQs and a panel. I got Funky Monkey's. Perfect for a quilt for Mr. E.
Another friend gave me a goodie bag with a winter memo pad, magnet and pen, ant fabric, Tim Tams and two pieces of wonderful chocolate.
Thanks Judi, Maggie and Pat for a wonderful afternoon! I hope we can get together again soon.

Sweet P


Mary Grace McNamara said...

Good thing I didn't know about this or I would have HAD to join you! You got some great stuff there, P! What fun!


Betsy said...

Paula sounds like you had a lovely time. I have the wintergrafix fabric and I love love it.

Denise in PA said...

Love the Wintergraphix fabric! I feel in love with at the PA quilt show and bought a number of fabrics in that line to make a Christmas quilt! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

cityquilter grace said...

missed you! i was there in the morning. i had signed up for a class on friday with sally schneider but tonsillitis kept me home. my mom drove me down saturday to pick up my tote, see the show...and i found some thimbles and a CW fq....great show as always...i think that might be my fall vacation next year, stay for the's always a great show

Libby said...

Oh so close . . . Hubby and I went on Sunday morning *s* It was fun to see the show and to mark off New Hampshire on my list of visited states. Well on my way to all 50 *s*