Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sewing Expo

The past several years the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo has made a stop in the Twin Cities, and that's where I spent part of the day Thursday.  There was lots of excitement, laughter, and some good deals to be had too.  It was fun to talk strike up conversations with other quilters and sewing enthusiasts, and have that instant connection of a common interest.

I didn't take any classes, but enjoyed browsing through the vendor booths.  I picked out a couple new quilting books, a bit of fabric, two embroidery cd's (half price), sewing machine needles and a cute little bobbin holder.  Elna did not have a booth, so I couldn't replace my walking foot - which is still MIA. (Missing in Action)

There were lots of lovely quilts on display.  Quilts made by Fons and Porter staff were in one area.  Another display area featured lovely art quilts.  A third group of quilts were entries in the "Double Wedding Ring International Quilt Challenge."  This one clearly stood out, and was the Best of Challenge Winner.  Isn't it fabulous?  Karen Williamson used the Pickle Dish block, a variation of the Double Wedding Ring.
Organic Pink Pickles by Karen Williamson

I have not made a Double Wedding Ring quilt yet.  Maybe someday...  How about you?  Is a Double Wedding Ring on your quilting wish list?

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