... to Paducah
Actually, it's neither long, nor winding if I take I-24. Just under 3 hours.
With THE Cold hanging on, I still felt well enough to make the trip up on Tuesday, as planned. However, I did not feel well enough to take a lot of pictures ... sorry. But here's a brief travelog.
I headed straight to the Rotary Club which always has a well-curated exhibit of antique quilts -- this year it was hexies grouped by style. From there I headed down to the AQS books in the Finkel Building which is close to Tribeca, where I met The Girls for lunch. After lunch we went to the Expo Center to pick up credentials, then a quick stop at Calico Creations to pick up some chairs my friends had purchased. After that I was
Wednesday saw us at the Expo Center bright and early for the show opening. I bought the Aurifil thread pack I had gone for, looked at the exhibits of small quilts, and headed for the large hall. Just too many people packed into one place -- I don't do well in crowds, especially when I'm not feeling well. So I headed off to Hancocks of Paducah and returned to the cabin. By then I had pretty much lost my voice entirely.
Thursday I had an early lecture -- Gerald Roy, Women's Work is Never Done. What a great hour of spectacular antique quilt tops! After a brief stop in the Bubble to visit a couple of vendors, I wandered down to the National Quilt Museum. The exhibits there were some of the best in recent years, especially the "New Quilts from an Old Favorite" nine-patch quilts, both antique and modern interpretations. I wandered on downtown to visit some of my favorite vendors and stopped at one of the antique stores on Broadway where they were selling fabric at $3/yard. Finally I made a quick stop at Eleanor Burns place in the old firehouse.
Before heading to Eleanor's I popped back into the Expo Center main exhibit hall to get a view of Kevin the Quilter's entry, Radar.
|"Radar" pieced by Kevin Huffman, quilted by Ann McNew|
The drive home on Friday was truly long and winding as I took The Trace through Land Between the Lakes and the back roads home from there.
So how much damage did I do? Hmmm .... one pattern, two books, six spools of Aurifil thread, a seam guide for my Featherweight, a Siesta Silver charm to go on my Pandora bracelet, and **** yards of fabric! Oh, you missed that? 45 yards of fabric. Had I not fallen for a kit at Primitive Gatherings, I think I would have been more in line. Most of what I purchased has a purpose (at least in my mind, anyway).
A collection of neutral FQs that have already been cut into strips for Butterscotch,
|Future table runners|
|Grays and Greens|
Weekly Stash Report - April 27, 2015
In last week: 45.0 yards
Out last 2 weeks: 0.0 yards
In year to Date: 96.25 yards
Out Year-to-Date: 31.75 yards
Net Used 2015 64.50 yards (red means more in than out)
I don't anticipate any finishes this week, but next week's retreat should yield a lot of finishes for me.
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