Sunday, May 27, 2012

Kansas - Day 4 & 5

Day 4 was spent at Spring Quilt Market Schoolhouse in the Kansas City Convention Center.  Upon early arrival we received a copy of the schoolhouse schedule and then spent some time reading through the offerings and deciding which presentations to attend.  Go here for my Schoolhouse report.

Day 5 was also spent at Quilt Market, this day on the vendor floor taking a look at every exhibit.  There were over 1000 vendors, so it took some comfortable shoes and endurance to to see them all.  It was inspiring as well as a bit overwhelming.  So much talent and creativity all in one place!

Before heading back to Leavenworth, we just had to check out two more quilt stores, Harper's Fabric & Quilt, Co. and Prairie Point both southwest of the convention center.  Of course we made purchases at both stores, some Mother Goose inspired fabric to back Lynette's Mother Goose quilt and just the right fat quarter to help in finishing blocks for an Aunt Grace inspired Through the Years quilt top that we had been working on at night after our travels.  We were, in fact, up until after 1:00 am working on those quilt blocks the evening of Day 5.  We still have to work out how we want to put our blocks together and how to add the embroidery work we've planned to the sashing.

I purchased the Mother Goose panel for Lynette and this is what she created.  I took these pictures last summer while it was a work in progress.  She used the flying geese blocks to create the border and now is ready to back and finish her quilt.

We were, of course, too exhausted to fix dinner after our full day so Lowell took us to Homer's in Leavenworth.  Homer's has been a part of Leavenworth since 1931 and yes, we did have pie, too.

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