How about a little shopping?
There were specialty fabrics available too, like silks, felted wools, and hand dyed fabrics.
There were also kits available. This being a New England event, a lot of the fabric was what I would categorize as Traditional. However, there were a few contemporary style vendors there, like this one. (Love that house quilt!)
(Noted: amid all the hi-tech hubbub, the vendor selling antique Singer Featherweight machines was also doing a brisk business!)
Fabric flowers seem to be a big trend right now, and this vendor had all of the patterns for them.
A few goodies that I couldn't resist:
Superior Threads. If you want to know anything and everything about thread, they're a great source. These are disposable bobbins, class "M" size for my Sweet 16 machine. I have big cones of neutral colors that I wind myself but I thought it might be good to get some of these pre-wound bobbins to fill in with a few colors. One of those bobbins will be enough thread to quilt large size lap quilt, with a little left over.
Quiltersrule! It has a sliding strip in the back that you move to whatever size fabric you're cutting, then use the screws to have it stay in place. Your fabric butts up against it the strip, eliminating fabric slide, ruler wiggles, and general inconsistencies while rotary cutting. It's pretty awesome!
Now, after several days of fun at the Festival, it's time to get back to sewing!