Time for the annual Desert Lily Quilters Show in Yuma and lucky for us, it's always after our rally when we are here. While Dan did man-type things, Patty and I trucked off early to catch all the bargains.
There's a rule at the quilt show ... you NEVER EVER touch a quilt without gloves on, which they give you at the door, so there's no excuse. Touch a quilt barehanded and you're on the chain gang!!
Most all of these works of art were so intricate, it's hard to believe how many hours were involved.
Here's a Blue Ribbon winner ... each poppy and strand were sewn on before it was quilted into a beautiful piece of art. It's pretty amazing what these ladies (and men) can do!!
In one of the side rooms were all sizes of small quilt wall hangings. Many were embellished with beads, chains and all things shiny!!
The book, including the tool, was $16.95. Let me save you some money. The book is very hard to understand and tells you to work backwards. I went to their website where they have a video which shows it MUCH better ... Rustycrowquiltshop.com I'm sure you can find something similar to use for a tool ... maybe your husband can make one. It's narrow at one end, wider at the other, and the wide end has a 3/8" hold to thread the 2" wide fabric through. It will be a great way to use up all my big scraps ... 6 yards worth to be exact.
The word of the day wasn't material however, it was PROPANE!! Surprise!! I sat home and waited most of the afternoon, just in case he decided to show up ... AND HE DID!! Yay for WARM!! I now have a full tank worth a fortune, since the price is about 75 cents a gallon higher than Flying J. I don't mind though ... I'll be warm and toasty again!!