Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dallas Quilt Show

So, I took the day off on Friday so I could go to the Quilters Guild of Dallas show.  My wonderful, fantastic husband came with me and I think he enjoyed the quilts as much as I did.  He's just amazing to me, he spent the whole day there with me and never once asked me if I was ready to go.  We saw some amazing quilts!  The "Best of Show" was a breath taking applique.  It was a rendition of the "Little Brown Bird" quilt.  This is one of those quilts that has been on my wish list of quilts to do before I die since I first saw it several years ago.  It is an amazing amount of very detailed applique.  Time will tell if I ever get to it.  Umm.....this next photo gives a hint of the highlight of the show for me......

Yep, I bought a new sewing machine!!!!  OMG!  I am SO excited, I can barely stand it.  I have looked at this machine for several years.  GK was entertaining all of the women in the booth, and pushing me into the decision (I was hesitant about  the cost!)  I currently own a Babylock Esante that has an embroidery unit.  It's been a really great machine, but I just don't use the embroidery portion anymore.  It does a much better job at free motion quilting than the machine I had before, but my new machine (Bernina 440 EQ) is AMAZING at free motion quilting.  I cannot WAIT until it comes in.  The dealer was set up at the quilt show and had a really good show special going on.  I'm going to sell my Babylock and let it go to a home that will utilize the embroidery features.  I'll be a little sad to see her go, she's been really good to me.  But this new machine will ease that pain, I'm sure!

I spent the weekend working on the dress for my niece, it's coming out so cute.  I'll post pictures as soon as I am done with it.  I just hope it fits her and that she likes it.  I need to finish it up so I can get it in the mail before her birthday on the 23rd.


  1. a new machine! that IS exciting! I went to the show on Sunday and enjoyed all the quilts, too.
    Beth in Dallas

  2. oh, nice! so glad you got that new machine for yourself-

    and yes, you're husband is so sweet to take interest in what you love!