Friday, May 16, 2008

Quilt Show!


Tonya and I made it to the Malverns Quilt Show and back to Teddington in one piece. Our plans to not buy any fabric were busted 10 steps in the door! The second stall was manned by Kim Porter of Worn and washed reclaimed fabrics. The photo below is of her stall. It so made us think of Bonnie and her new book. Kim has a great sense of color. The rolls were hard to resist...so we didn't. Two of our rolls are in the first photo. We also got some packages of fat quarters in bright plaids, some indigo fat-quarters and some very fun Indian stamps. Not as much damage as I've done at some shows and more than others!

Now we are going upstairs to my quilt room so Tonya can "shop my stash" and find some bits to go with her new fabrics and maybe drink our 100th cuppa tea!
We also have to chase Goldie out of the guest room again...she isn't sure why T has taken over "her" bed!

19 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! So sorry I'm missing Malvern this year...but I just have to stay on this fabric diet for just a bit longer...

Karol-Ann said...

Not too bad as far as shopping goes especially as that stall sounds hard to resist. You girls sound like you're having a great time.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow. I've never seen anything like that shop before. Thanks for sharing!

Goldie - its hard being a cat sometimes.

Best to you both. *karendianne.

Sharon said...

Wow! It looks like you (and Goldie) already are well-acquainted with plaids! What a great stall, and wonderful plaid quilts she had. They're giving me some good ideas. Glad to hear that you and Tonya are having so much fun - I hope you're still having sunshine too!

Purple Pam said...

I envy you both, being able to attend a great quilt experience, and what wonderful shopping stalls. Are you doing any sewing? What plans do you have for your bundles? Happy Sunshine to you.

McIrish Annie said...

Hey Gals!! How cool that you got to go to a show together. Love the fabric rolls. Can't wait to see what you two do with them!

Enjoy your visit together.

Fiona said...

The stall looks so inviting - no wonder you couldn't resist!

Clare said...

I think it was Nicolette that mentioned Kim Porter. Her fabrics do look wonderful. I wish I had given Tonya an order!!!

Glad you two are having fun and drinking tea for England!

Marilyn R said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day at the quilt show. I just love the name Worn and washed reclaimed fabrics. That along would have causes me to make some purchases!

Nines said...

Cool fabs- way cool concept!
Happy you and Tonya sound like you are having a great time. Poor Goldie... she's feelin' the competition!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love how she made a business out of used fabric--the booth is lovely.

anne bebbington said...

Did you find RagBags as well they do similar things with recycled fabrics - sounds like you had a terrific time

Darcie said...

Oooh...can you please tell me how those little delectable rolls are packaged? Size...how many? I've been tossing the idea around about packaging up "collections" of my hand dyeds.

Goldie does look a little ticked. Funny kitty!

quiltmom said...

Hi Siobhan,
What a fun way to spend a day- there is nothing nicer than spending time with a fellow quilter. I am sure that you and Tonya will come up with some great ways to use the fabric. It is wonderful idea to sell reclaimed fabrics and have people use them to make quilts. I have never seen fabric sold that way here in Canada.
I enjoyed reading both the Kite Runner and a Thousand Suns. It is always fun to see what others are reading.
Hope that you have had a great weekend.
Regards,
Anna

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man, I love the look of that booth! That fabric is so wonderful! No wonder you had to buy some! I"m so glad you are having a good time!

Mary said...

Now that's the easy way to buy *reclaimed* fabric - already washed and bundled. Sounds like you're having fun with Tonya.

Rose Marie said...

Really like that W&W booth .... wish we had something like that here ..... and she sure had a nice selection of plaids.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

What a fun time. That's a great idea worn and washed, recycled and they are packaged so nicely.

wornandwashed said...

Hello,

thank you everyone for your comments:

please come and say hello at Festival of Quilts or Knitting and Sewing at Al.Palace,

if you would like to go on my mailing list please email me

thanks again, I always love to see pix. of quilts made with my fabrics,

Kim