This past Thursday I went with a group on a bus to Paducah, KY for the famous Paducah QuiltWeek. It was the first time I have gone. Our first stop was Hancock's of Paducah. This fabric store was so large and overwhelming that I bought very little.
Then, we got to the convention center where this year's quilt entries and winners were on display. I even got to talk to a couple of the winning quilt makers. Such gorgeous quilts and there were quilting vendors galore.
I looked around for along time. When I would stop to rest I met quilters from KY, IL, MO, AR, UT, OH, and even Australia. I mentioned to one woman that she looked familiar to me. Turns out that we belong to the same quilter's association (TVQA) and recently were at a meeting together. Quilters are such friendly folk.
And, yes, I did buy a few fun things that are mostly for slow stitching. I bought a couple spools of YLI hand quilting thread. Have not tried it yet. I bought a Roxette thimble and not sure I can get accustomed to it. I got a variegated blue and purple spool of King Tut cotton thread that I plan to use to quilt my bargello quilt. I have been told that it can also be used for hand quilting by a fabulous whole cloth hand quilter.
My largest expense was on a Morgan non-slip lap stand. I chose the 10" and 14" hoop combo. I love it!
I can use the 14" side like this or flip and use the 10" side pictured below.
Last night and this morning I have been using it to continue hand quilting this wall hanging. If you look carefully you can see that I had to re-draw some of my quilting lines.
I am linking to Kathy's Quilts. See what others are working on here.