Sunday, June 26, 2011

Home from Vermont Quilt Festival

We are home safe and sound, having travelled a total of 1,512 miles through New Hampshire and Vermont. We visited 6 quilt stores in addition to the 80+ vendors at the quilt show, and we still found a few things to buy at our last stop - the Fibre Junction in Rouses Point, New York.
This was a lovely store with the friendliest quilt store staff member that we met on our whole trip. It's interesting to reflect on the variety of experiences you have when visiting so many stores/merchant booths. You get a sense of their personalities through their fabric choices and their interaction with customers, and each one had a completely different "feel" to it, even when some of the fabrics were the same.
On the way home we were joking about who would be the first quilter to have their fabrics in the washing machine, and who would be the first one to actually cut into them. I left all my purchases in the trunk, with a plan to bring them in the house a little at a time...I'm sure you know what I mean! But before the day is over, I plan to do some cutting and sewing. I have been away from my machine for a week and have been in withdrawals!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Can't wait to see what you make from your new purchases.

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  2. Welcome Home!! Its sounds like this trip was a roaring success! I second Connie's comment and can't wait to see your new projects with all this new fabric!

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  3. Sounds like a great getaway with your friends. I think that quilt shop is owned by one of my online blog friends.

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  4. It sound like you all had a great time.
    I would like to be a fly, just to fly around and see the fabrics that came home with you.
    hugs,

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  5. Sounds like a fun time. Hope you will share you stash enhancment success via pictures.

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  6. Wow - I think your trip just flew by but it sounds like you had such a fun, wonderful time! Can't wait to see what you bought and what you make with it.

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  7. Happy homecoming, it sounds like you had a lovely time. Next quilt trip can be to Utah and I'll tell you all the spots to hit. :)

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