MQX Day 1

Pardon me, it’s now the New England Quilt Festival but it will always be MQX to me… 

So Faye and I struck out bright and early this morning for Manchester, New Hampshire to oogle and drool over some world class quilts. “Mario” got us to the convention center around 1:15 and got signed in. We had arrived just in time to see Cathy Wiggins’ lecture on tips for winning quilts. It was interesting and I won a copy of her book. This is going to be a good show!

Then we toured the show floor and vendors and got most of our retail therapy taken care of. I wasn’t too bad…so far…

There’s some thread to refill the stash and a few new colors for a couple of specific projects, my prize book, and a hand embroidered table cover that just jumped up and said “TAKE ME HOME”

 And with my ticket to Cindy Needhams lecture in Augusta just confirmed, who am I to resist fate??? Isn’t it pretty?

We have seen some breath taking quilts, but with bags and totes and stuff we just didn’t have the hands to take pictures. That will be remedied tomorrow…I assure you.

I did take one picture of a great little quilt that just struk a chord this afternoon so I will leave you with this thought…

And yes, the cardinal is not only thread painting, but is 3-dimentional and so is the evergreen bough.
More fun tomorrow.

Don’t tell me not to burn the candle at both ends

Tell me where to get more wax!