This will be a super quick post, because I wasn’t planning on writing anything else today, but I feel inspired.
This is the first really big quilt trip I have made since we went to Houston in 2014.
Julie and I drove down to Pasadena and it was amazing to see the green-green hills. We arrived at about 4 at our hotel. We didn’t have to drive through the whole of LA, which was nice, but the traffic on the 210 was bad enough so we were both done with it by the time we got to the hotel. We checked in and sprawled on the beds for awhile until it was time to go and register. By this time it was raining (yes, raining!) and it was dark, so it was a challenging drive: rain, dark, unfamiliar territory. Julie was a champ and got us to the convention center in one piece.
We ran through the rain (my feet got soaked) to the entrance and there were more than a few people milling around.
We registered and I was told to get a bag. I went and got a huge bag filled with stuff: mini charms, batting samples, a Soak sample, a magazine and other stuff. I was surprised and pleased. It turned out that the first 1,000 registrants got a gift bag. Nice!
We also saw Kathleen right by the registration desk!
After chatting with Kathleen and a couple of people she was talking with (one-Jennifer Moore- has a new blog sewingreport.com ), we went to look at the donation quilts. They were great and we did see the BAM quilt!
The top left is my favorite, but they were all awesome.
I was also really excited by this quilt, which has great quilting.
I was able to find the BAM donation quilt and was excited about that.
The exhibit hall, etc is not yet open and these quilts were just a little teaser.
We went to Trader Joe’s and got some stuff for dinner and lunch tomorrow. It is pouring rain outside and I need to get some sleep. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s class.
Have a great day!!!