Saturday, August 02, 2008
Quilts in the Park
One of my markers for summer is the annual Quilts in the Park, a small show by a group of quilt shops in the region. This year's show was in a park in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. It was a perfect day for an outing like this--soft and sunny and breezy.
The vendors are prepared with plenty of fat quarters, kitted patterns, and gifty items, and are usually offering demos of whatever technique is new and trendy.
I stayed strong--I certainly DO NOT need to buy a kit for ANY quilt. But you know how it is--resolutions of frugality can break down in the face of extreme temptation. There was one kit that was so tempting...
Maybe not the greatest picture. But we loved the faded blues and reds and the use of large scale fabrics. My friend Renee succumbed and bought the kit, and plans to make it when we do our week in Boulder Junction in September.
I do not need this kit. I do not need this kit.
We met up with friends and finished with a great lunch and a bit of impromptu S&T at a riverfront restaurant in Fort Atkinson.
Hope everyone else is having a weekend as gorgeous as this one is here.