I made a couple purchases from the wall of bargains. Pictured are : the rest of the bolt of a really good red with blue flowers that will likely become the back of the State Quilt, the rest of the bolt that will become the back of whatever the Hullabaloo Layer Cake that I won becomes, a yard of an orangeish-red for which I have no purpose, and 1/3 yard of a batik that I didn't yet own. Of course there was plenty of chatting going on at the cutting table which lead to my pulling the Charley Harper Cat out of the trunk for The Gathering Place gals to oogle while I powdered my nose. Funny thing is, that I kept running into those Rupert Gals repeatedly at Market.
Renae Allen of RGA Designs
At the end of each day, Anna & I did a debriefing of our "Favorite Things" and we could only narrow it down to one person and one thing each day. Our Friday Favorites include a long chat with Pepper Cory about hand-work and buying Sample Spree leftover Batiks. Saturday was lunch with Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Bumble Beans Inc and talking with the thread companies about what threads they have for handwork and why we should buy theirs rather than someone else's.
I spent Sunday test driving threads and needles and have a series of post with my discoveries. But right now, I really must be going...there's a valley full of quilt shops to visit and an idea for pink llama applique that must get out of my head...