International Quilt Festival - Shopping

Now that I am home from a whirlwind 4 days in Houston, I can finally sit down and relax. One of the first things I did when I got home was gather up all my purchases from the quilt festival.

With hundreds of vendors at the show, just viewing all the booths was overwhelming. All-in-all I didn't make many purchases but I did make some good investments. 
I purchased a new Oliso iron and one of their new mini irons. Both will be shipped directly to my home which is nice - that meant no worrying about carrying it on a plane. I had planned a visit to Superior Threads to buy more thread for my longarmer and I also planned to visit Urban Elementz. I buy most of my pantographs from them and even though I had no wish list with me, I let their sale prices dictate which pantographs I picked up.

I also made sure to stop at quilt shop booths where the fabrics were very different from any I've seen locally. Amazingly, I ran into Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co. I didn't buy anything there because they come to the Madison quilt show so I knew I would see them again. I did get really excited when I saw Patrick Lose. I have his books and love his fabric lines. I asked if I could get a photo and he graciously said "yes." He was so very nice. 

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