Last night, I attended a meeting of my quilt guild, The Material Girls Quilt Guild of Central Massachusetts. It was tool night, and we had demonstrations of many cool new gadgets, including the GO Cutter. Since I'm not really into accuracy, I won't be buying one, but it was fun to see.
The women who run Sew Fresh Fabrics were also there, selling gorgeous fabrics that literally had me drooling. Despite having just said two days ago that I can't buy anymore fabric, because the lids to the storage boxes no longer close, I was unable to stop myself from acquiring these fabrics. I heard them say that they pick and choose from the newest fabrics out, instead of purchasing entire lines of fabric.These are from various manufacturers, which is OK with me. I don't worry about who made the fabric, as long as it does what I want it to do.
That blue fabric on the left looks as if it should feel like barkcloth, but it is very soft. They also donated a packet of fabrics to be auctioned off to guild members, and I was excited to have my name picked. I went home with these bright beauties.
This is the fabric that the one above reminded me of. It came out of my husband's Grandmother's attic.What do you think, is it 1950's? Or maybe 1960's? Anyway, I've never seen anything else like it. I have three repeats of this scene. Several years back, I donated two repeats to a guild auction. I never saw anything made from them, so maybe the fabric stumped the receiver as much as it has stumped me. I do love it, though.
Here is a close-up of the balcony.
And another of the orchestra. You know I love a tuba player!
Besides buying fabric, I have also been working on making my own design. I carved this stamp based on some sketches I did of church windows in downtown Leominster last week, while waiting for the marching band to perform on Veteran's Day. There are a LOT of churches, and the range of architectural styles is amazing.