Well, I just couldn't help myself!  Our LQS was having their annual Memorial Day weekend sale.  25% off everything in the store!  I stocked up on batiks (which I always say I don't care for) because there isn't anything else I need right now; I already have a large stash (except for batiks).  I figured if I worked with batiks more maybe I'd start liking them.  Don't get me wrong; they're absolutely gorgeous!  They're just kinda stiff to me and difficult to work with.  I did buy some regular quilting cotton...outer space fabric for a "Quilts for Kids" quilt.

I also bought some Dream Green batting.  I generally use Warm and Natural, but for the Alzheimer's quilts I make I like the Dream Green.  I added some miscellaneous items for embellishing the AAQI quilts...buttons, felt flowers, variegated embroidery floss, etc.

Usually I avoid going to the shop during this sale because I'm in a tourist town and all holiday weekends are crazy!  You're lucky to get a parking spot!  And this year was no exception.  For some reason I didn't care; I wanted out of the house. 

I really had no business spending so much money...we're on a budget because hubby is in school full-time and only working part-time, but oh well...all the stuff I bought was for quilts to donate so I don't feel the least bit guilty!  Well, I guess I didn't HAVE to have that yard of Chartreuse Fairy Frost!  But it had my name on it!

OH...I also found out about a new quilting group in my area!!!  We don't have a guild around here and I feel I've really been missing out, so this is especially exciting for me!  A few quilters started a group for making quilts to donate to our local hospice facility.  I'm so excited because the quilts I make to donate all have to be mailed and this is local...and quilting with real people!  What a concept!  I can't wait to call on Tuesday to get the details!!


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Comment by QuilterBridget on June 2, 2011 at 12:39pm

That's too funny about your palms sweating...I know that totally excited feeling!!!  It's quite a rush! 

I usually buy quilt books as opposed to patterns.  I guess I feel like I get more for my money that way.  Plus, a lot of books I buy are technique books and I design most of my quits (super easy designs!).

You're lucky your LQS has good threads...I have to order mine because my LQS has a very small selection.  Superior Threads is my favorite place to shop, but I also like Sulky Blendables, YLI and Aurifil. 

Comment by Karen Lee Everatt on June 1, 2011 at 5:37pm
It sounds like you really enjoy your quilting! Our LQS had a huge sale going on and I decided it was my duty to help them stay open! I was like a kid in a candy store! My palms started sweating just to feel all the fabrics and to see all the glorious threads that were all 40% off! And don't forget the patterns! I have more then enough patterns, but there is always one out there lurking around with my name on it! hmm I am on the hunt for some bird fabric------
Comment by Julia Purdy on May 31, 2011 at 7:35pm
That is so cool.. HAve you heard the saying when you go to a quilt store .." If you like it Buy 1 yd., If you love it buy 3 yards and If you can't live with out Buy 5 yards.. Happy shopping.. Julia

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