I attended the Road to California Quilters' Conference & Showcase. Kerry and I attend this together annually usually staying in the Doubletree which puts us in walking distance from the Convention Center and the location of the Mystery Workshop that finishes real late at night.
Quilters Paradise in Escondido helped me with my first purchase this week. FQs and a bit of yardage for the Road to California Quilt Show workshop Lakeside Mystery 1 with Tracey Brookshier that I took on Friday night from 6pm to midnight. I had a good start from my stash for the project, just not a stripe and some additional coordinating fabrics with the start. I was real excited how these pieces worked in to the rest.
The second purchase came at lunchtime the day of the workshop at the Vendor Mall on the Showroom Floor. Turns out the Mango Margarita Bali Pop didn't have enough lights in it for the Scrappy Layered Log Cabin workshop with Karen Eckmier. Kerry and I purchased a bunch of FQs and split them to keep going in the class. Both of us could have shopped in our stash, but it exactly in our reach being 1.5 hours one way away from the classroom. We also purchased Karen's book...sorry classmates I got the last one she had with her. Karen took the time to sign it too.
Saturday was our Showroom Floor day that began immediately at the Koala booth. I did it! In just a few short weeks I'll be having furniture delivered that will be awesome. I decided on white (just like the picture) and wine upholstery for the chair. In the photo the base cabinet which is where the machine is located with two sets of drawers one on either side fo the chair. I also got the optional leaf and shelves that attach under it. I also got the extra 6" height. The extra height will make it kitchen counter heights so there's no bending over to cut. I'm terribly excited! I picked up a package of bobbins for the new machine too. It was getting a little silly with only two bobbins; stopping to fill them up all the time instead of having a bunch done at once. You know how fast you can get through two bobbins.
The final fabric purchase was reproduction theme blacks and a great cheddar. A pattern caught my eye that will need a bunch of small scale blacks so I'll be building my stash with them until I need a new project and I've got enough variety. The pattern is called Licorice Allsorts by The Rabbit Factory. I also picked up the book Beauty 'n Check from the Cozy booth. I've been waiting for this book for at least two years. The authors held a class at Cozy's awhile back that I really wanted to attend but timing just wasn't what would work at the time.
Here's the damage! Check me out tomorrow and I'll show you what I was able to accomplish during the 12 hours of sewing in Friday's two workshops.
Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 0 yards
Purchased this week: 6.75 yards
Purchased YTD: 9.75 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2012: -9.75 yards
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