Winter Quilt Show - West Bend, WI

I attended the Winter Quilt Show in West Bend today. I went with my friend, Sue and we took our husbands along as well. We have such supportive husbands that they didn't mind tagging along and I thought the guys could keep each other company while Sue and I did some shopping. There was also an added incentive; we were going to a brew pub in West Bend right after we left the quilt show.

I love this quilt show. It's not extremely large but large enough to have a nice variety of vendors available to shop. Last year I found a booth where they offered an incredible price on fat quarters if you purchased more than 20. It was the best deal there. This year that same booth had the 20 fat quarter deal but the price had gone up to the point where it wasn't such a great deal. That did not stop me from purchasing some fat quarters but I was not going to buy 20 of them. I also found other good deals on fabric which makes the 45 minute trip here worth while.

The quilts on display were amazing as always. Since I started to do more free-motion quilting with my new machine, I was more interested in the quilting then the piecing this year. Having Sue with me to share points of view with was wonderful. Hanging out with another quilter is always fun at a quilt show. We also ran into some of our Quilts for Kids sewing friends there which was nice.

Frivols by ModaIn our hustle to get in the door where it was very crowded made us realize that we never filled in our door prize forms. So we didn't stop to enter into the drawings until they gave away two sets of prizes. As crazy as that was, I happened to win when they had their third drawing of the day. And I won a very nice prize; it's a Frivols kit from Moda. The prize was donated by a shop called Holly & Ivy which is in Ripon, WI and I made sure to stop by their booth to thank them personally for the lovely prize.

It was a great day at the show and a wonderful afternoon of laughing and hanging out with our men over at Riverside Brewery and Restaurant over on Main Street in West Bend.

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