Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

Musings from the mind of a modern day Sue:
Fabrics Galore

We all love fabrics. We love to look at them, touch them, even smell them. I enjoy folding freshly washed and dried cottons and neatly placing them in color coordinated cubbies in my sewing room. Last Friday, I attended the AQS Quilt Show in Grand Rapids. It was WONDERFUL! Too much to do in one day, but that was all the time that I had.

I really didn't need to purchase any fabrics, but I also wasn't going to pass up a deal. I found some beautiful fabrics that I paid only $6/yard. Hard to pass that up. I also purchased a few coordinated fat quarters for $2 each with one free after purchasing ten. Not a bad deal. I plan to use the fat quarters in my guilds Applique Club project for this guild year. We will be making bird blocks using the book, Birds Flowers Album by Bea Oglesby. I also purchased some kids prints in fat quarters, that will go into my collection used for Picture Play quilts. I chose designs that were more boyish looking.

Here are the fabrics I purchased - a total of eleven yards.

I really enjoyed the Tentmakers of Cairo exhibit. The embroidered items (some of you may not call them quilts) are beautiful. It was fascinating to watch the tentmakers at work. If you get a chance to attend an AQS show this year, take in this exhibit.

Enjoy your holiday week-end. Do some stitching!

Published Wed, Aug 29 2012 8:43 PM by Pamela


# re: Fabrics Galore@ Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:21 AM

I have seen the tentmakers ,they are amazing to watch work.and they make some beautiful items.