Market was amazing, exhausting, rewarding, fulfilling, friendly, overwhelming and filled with into the future with quilting. It is always great to get a glimpse of what is coming to your neighborhood quilt shop in the next few months. You will be excited to see the new fabrics, tools, patterns, books, and gadgets and gizmos all designed to make quilting fun and easy.
I simply didn't have time to take pictures. I launched my new book, Sashings & Settings, the basics and beyond - www.landauercorp.com. I picked up 60 yards of fabrics, 3 yards of each sku of my new Charleston 1850 fabric collection, www.newcastlefabric.com, and boy was it heavy to tote home in my oversize duffle with quilts I used for display. I had a meeting with the Log Cabin Trim Tool people and there is an upcoming announcement about the trim tool you are going to love, and I ate very little of the really awful food at the convention center. Lost 5 lbs, so it was not all bad for me personally. Sorry, I was too, too busy to take any photos as I had to rush home the first night for an important family occasion!
After arriving home at midnight Friday night I got up at 6 AM to drive to Rome GA to attend the Saturday morning graduation of granddaughter #1 from Darlington School. Here she is as a sweet 4 year old and on Saturday singing in the chorus with her sister. The graduate is in a white sundress and her sister is in the purple choir robe. The girls wear traditional white graduation dresses and the boys school blazers and ties for graduation ceremonies. They process in and led by a bagpipe, cross and flags (the school has Methodist connections). It was all very moving and I am very proud and happy.