Our club held a patchwork creative salon yesterday (under the old president) and as I couldn't stand for ages to help out, Amelia and I popped in with a cake for the refreshments stall and had a look around.
It was absolutely packed as a coachful of people had turned up, which is sorta great in that the exhibitors were selling lots, not so great in that you couldn't get to see everything,people were pushing amelia and the club isn't actually due to make money out of the event,we'll probably lose money.
I wasn't really tempted by anything except for a cushion kit from Andree LeBlanc
I've been really lucky in the past to have participated in her toolless log cabin, pineapple blocks course, its really simple in that you have foundation which is marked up, sew, flip the fabric, sew on next line etc etc... I bought loads of the foundation paper to do more and as usual it's still in the drawer. I was really really tempted by the cushions that are made from tiny triangles log cabins but then decided I didn't have enough time and I should get on and do some of the log cabin stuff first. She makes hats, clothes, gorgeous bags, quilts, cushions wow so many things you can't believe they are all logcabins....
The other patchwork club about 15kms away held a show and a little stall so that patchworkers coming from out of the area could participate in two shows at the same time, they I have to say are much more professional in their finishes than our little club, mainly I think because they've been going longer, they have a slightly younger crowd generally and they are more committed to making quilts and complicated things, they also use both machines and hand work...
here's their piccies
I love all of these and came home with a few ideas, I entered into the prize draw so hopefully will get a phonecall tomorrow to say *come and pick up your prize* lol...here's hoping :)