Just a few thoughts about the show in general.
- I wish that AQS had put the names of the people who made the challenge quilts and the names of the quilts instead of just naming the guild and the challenge. I really missed that this year.
- It seemed like the Author’s Showcase was smaller this year, and that there may have been fewer vendors.
- The space for eating was definitely smaller and there was no dessert stall. I missed that whole dessert thing.
- The doughnuts were still awesome for breakfast.
- It seemed to be well-attended but not overly crowded.
And here are some great insights I had at various points throughout the show.
- Cindy Needham is an awesome teacher.
- My machine quilting apparently looks better the next day. I could not understand what Cindy Needham meant when she said it looked like I was doing well and finding a rhythm. To me, it looked like a mishmash. When I looked again the next day, I did see what she meant.
- I love to look at all the intricate quilting in the show quilts. I love taking pictures of it. I love looking at the pictures once I’m home. All that being said, I don’t think I would enjoy doing it and don’t see myself headed in that direction. I like soft cuddly quilts. Most of those heavily quilted quilts look stiff. Also, let’s be real. I’m pretty sure I don’t have the patience to do any of that heavy quilting. Or the practice that comes with them.
- Oh, I’m not good at quilting curves or loops. It all has points when I do it.
- I love getting together with my Twilter friends. Best part of the show!
- I forgot to show you the storage on the back of my sewing table! Now, for the purchases. Don’t get too excited. There wasn’t much. After all, I just purchased sewing furniture.
Both of those items were fairly pricey so that was it. Honestly!