Lancaster, PA…..Quilt Week

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Can we say awesome….

This weekend I got to attend AQS Quilt Week in Lancaster, PA, with my fellow Sassy Quilters!  As you can see I got to meet some legendary quilters, Alex Anderson from The Quilt Show and Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day. I was so excited it was ridiculous:)  Alex and Eleanor were both sooooo nice and welcomed all the pics we took. Eleanor even cut our fabric we bought and Sue Bouchard checked us out.  Me and my Sassies had a blast!  The show was HUGE, it was three floors of vendors and quilts on display.  Somehow we managed to do it all in one day(no lunch for serious quilters!).  Needless to say our pockets are “hurts so good” empty. We decided that if we don’t buy anymore fabric this year we are totally good????right?   The specialty exhibit of Egyptian quilts(upper left pic below) were exquisite and of course the show quilts were stunning.  Here are a few of my top picks:

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My favorite things at the show were:  Hobbs batting samples for .50cents, great for practicing and testing out all the types of batting(silk, wool, fusible, 80/20, cotton, poly).  Good deals on Quilt Life magazine subscription and AQS membership.  Love testing out the longarm machines ($10-30,000.00 machines), and of course fabric, fabric, fabric.  My dream accessory that I will most likely never own……Baby Lock Stitch Regulator.  It attaches to your machine and detects how fast you are moving the fabric and adjusts your machines speed to match, this means perfect stitches all the time.  The one down side: it costs $1500.00!  It was on sale(I use this word loosely) for $1000.00.  Oh well, some day.

Click here to check out my Sassy Guide to Lancaster, PA!

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