Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Maine Quilt Show

This past week I saved up all my quilting time in order to go the the Maine quilt show in Augusta!

Five new greens!
It was a great time!  There were so many gorgeous quilts to peruse and vendors around all four sides of this huge room.  I did a decent job of avoiding all the pretty temptation though.  Only three pieces of fabric came home with me that weren't for a project already in progress!

In addition to a mountain panel, a bouquet of batik flowers, and some small smiling whales... I added five new evergreen fat quarters to my growing Christmas collection.  This set will eventually attract some tan and gold to become my very first holiday wall hanging!

But the real reason I went to the show was because the Gammill dealer for the region was there (and Augusta is a lot closer than the closest showroom!)  My interest in a long arm has been growing and it's time to find opportunities to try some of the brands I am considering.

The table was set a little low for me, so I had a little trouble seeing my stitches past the top of the machine at first.  Then they stopped the computerized head on the other half of the table, which gave me some space to play in, I slowed down (and crouched a little) and I was able to guide the machine into stitching a vine that I'm pretty proud of!

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  1. Oooh, pretty! Lucky you to get a look at all that eye candy!

  2. Looks like it was a fab day out! The vine looks great. :)

  3. I love those greens and reds ... what a fabulous Christmas project that will be. And lucky you to get to see all those fabulous quilts. Looks like a LOT of inspiration there.

  4. Ooooh, my mom has been dying for a long arm. What a great way to check one out. Love the fabrics you brought home!

  5. Your vine looks good - great way to try out different options and it looks like it made for an enjoyable day out.

  6. What a view! So much quilty goodness to see! Your vine quilting sure looks fabulous. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!