Monday, August 25, 2008

Last Trip to AQS Nashville

A little hazy this morning after a whirlwind trip to the AQS Quilt Show in Nashville this past weekend. Each year we get up at 5am on Saturday and make the 4 hour drive up there for a full day of show and vendors and then usually pass out from exhaustion and vodka tonics at about 9:30 in a room at the Opryland Hotel. This year was extra special because Melissa's oldest daughter joined in for the first time. At nine years old she loves horses and loves to sew, so I think she was in heaven finding all different kinds of horse fabric. Plus, she pretty much got spoiled rotten being the token child, she was even given a free pair of scissors at the scissor booth (I had to pay 15 dollars for mine)! It pays to be a 9 year old quilter!

My aunt was with us too, but she was too busy buying every batik fabric she could find for me to snap a picture of her.

Here is my haul from all the vendors, I have already had it all out this morning to pet new fabrics. We found Anna Maria Horner Chocolate Lollipop fabric for $6 a yard, so a bunch of that had to come home with me, and I simply could not pass up the Moda Full Moon Forest fabrics after realizing that they are all full of hidden animals. I think that one is going to end up as a 7 year quilt for the oldest's upcoming birthday, mostly because I really want to keep that fabric around. I've already looked online to see if I can find more but no one seems to have it anymore. Oh, and the Alexander Henry Halloween Pin-Up girls are fantastic, I think they will end up as a tablecloth so that I really don't have to cut into them. It is very hard to concentrate while working from home with all that new fabric sitting upstairs calling my name!

Oops, I didn't even mention why it was our last trip, next year the show is moving to Knoxville, everyone decided the Opryland convention center was just too expensive, so we will be on to a new adventure there.


MelissaS said...

Whoo hoo! Nashville, oh Nashville how we will miss you! Lily and I are totally wiped from the weekend but it was so much fun!

Rose was pleased with her presents and slept with the UGA bag Grammy made for pass that tidbit along when you talk to her.

Shannon said...

So much fun!

I wish I lived near you guys...

I missed a quilt show last weekend in Loveland. There were a lot of reasons why I didn't go.