Monday, April 26, 2010

What I bought at International Quilt Festival/Chicago!

Everyone likes Show and Tell, right?  Well here goes!
Stencil templates courtesy of Embellishment Village.
Gone With The Wind fabric!  Oh, how my mother will love this!
A treasure trove of DVDs from Quilting Arts, some sewable metal for embellishments, a vintage scarf pin, rust dyed thread from Lois Jarvis, a huge pack of scissors I won at Surviving the Runway at Make It University, and a Virgin of Guadalupe fabric square.
Kelli Perkins was using this great fabric paint from Karen Pharr, and I had to go get some to try them out!  I also got my hands on batick wax and a tjanting tool so I can try batiking my own fabrics this summer.  
 A favorite booth of mine is Maeda Imports, who has the greatest Japanese import fabrics.  I loved this winter and children cotton furoshiki, as well as these hair clip kanzashi.  The plushie owl will be part of next year's Hina Matsuri display.
 I would be remiss if I didn't stop by Cherrywood fabrics and stock up on their luscious dyed fabrics, and I noticed I was missing blues in my Cherrywood collection, so I stopped by on a mission.  I also found a great booth selling Jaquard's ExtravOrganza, which will be a technique later this year.  Wendy Richardson is a fabulous dyer and quilt artist, and she had this piece from Alexander Henry's Home Sewing Is Easy comics strip panels.  Lastly, the ladies at MistyFuse had a "goddess" pressing sheet to use witht he bolt of MstyFuse I got from them last year!


Kelly Stodola said...

I am so jealous! It just sounds like such a blast! I am off to explore your links. I think it is going to be an expensive exploration!

Are you going to Create in Chicago?

Cheryl said...

I have a comic book show for most of the days of CREATE, but I plan to be there the first day. Bummer, I know... I love your blog BTW, it's wonderful! Thanks for stopping by.

Gisela Towner said...

Fun!! You got some great goodies.
I just met Karen Pharr at the Cleveland Sewing Expo last month and bought a set of her paints. Love them -- just gave them a good workout yesterday with gelatin printing.

Cheryl said...

Thanks Gisela! I can't wait to try them. Love the fabrics you made over on your blog!

Jackie said...

Oh I just love your show and tell. i have seen that one stencil in the top left and love it... I may have to purchase it now. Thanks for the show.

Cheryl said...

Jackie- Thanks! And I love your blog too, so many new techniques you are trying out there! I've signed up as a follower!