One thing...pictures...I had read the website in advance and was pretty sure I read that there was no photography allowed. So I left my camera at home. ONly to arrive at the show and see about a gazillion cameras! and about a gazillion pictures being taken! oh well...I did snap a few on my phone.
You can view pictures of the contest quilts here. I will give you the names of my favorites if you happen to come across them in the photo gallery: Buried Treasure (I am in love!), Sunflower Serenade (which has received awards in many quilt shows and is stunning in person), Jacobean Royalty, and Dreamcatcher - Caught in a Dream.
and I found a new love...Primitive Gatherings...WOW! I had once received a jelly roll of their Seasonal Little Gatherings that I had ignored for quite awhile. I broke it open to add some pieces to my scrappy stash QAL blocks (I was short orange). I found myself really liking the fabric...and have since started working on a table runner using what's left of the jelly roll. Long story short (way too late)...I was perusing Lisa's blog yesterday, and saw that the Georgia Quilt Show was happening and there would be a Primitive Gatherings booth. And that was the seed that developed into me driving a total of 6.5 hours today to spend 2.25 hours at the Georgia Quilt Show! anyways...the Primitive Gatherings booth was AMAZING!!! I was so overwhelmed...I went in and out of the booth several times before settling in to do some shopping. And here is what I left with:
not much...but I was seriously overwhelmed...and I wanted EVERYTHING! and I wanted to play with wool...and all of the teenytiny little patterns...and the big huge applique and wool...and I finally had to calm myself down and say whoa...you have no idea what to do with any of that! So I'll add it to the list of things to learn!
Anyways...I did leave with a little bit more fabric:
Meet the Gang by Marisa and Creative Thursday
Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater
and everything together (I also picked up a 1/2 yard of a Sweetwater Reunion print and a 1 yard cut of some Lizzy House pearl bracelets):
for a total of 11.5 yards...and I'm happy with all of it, and thrilled that I went...and my head is spinning with all kinds of ideas now! So I'm off for now...to see what comes of those ideas!