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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 3

Hi! Sunday was not a day of rest for us! I hope that some of you had a more relaxing day! We did have a good class this morning (at 8!) about organizing store promotions, etc. It was presented by Kizer and Bender, both very knowledgeable and inspiring speakers. The rest of the day, right up until the last call at 6 PM, was spent searching for new ideas to bring back to the store.

We did a little bit of an interview with Elizabeth Bishop about the new Ellie Mae patterns--


We don't claim to be pros at this! Thank you, Betty and your Ellie Mae associates!

We did order some fabric today--Clothworks, Blue Hill and Moda. Some good things to look forward to!

One of our goals on this trip was to find some new sources for embroidery patterns, both hand and machine. We hit the jackpot with Turnberry Lane. Here is just a peek at some of the patterns we purchased:



SamSarah Design Studio was another new source for us, and we especially liked this little advent calendar pattern. The individual squares are attached by a magnet so you can count down the days.

Another good find was the Abbey Lane booth. We have enjoyed patterns by this designer before, and picked up a new book, Simple Choices, that looks like it could be a good possibility for a future class.

Other booths that we liked and shopped:
Lily Anna Stitches for wool applique
GoLightly Sewing Studio by Lila Tueller Designs for e-reader and iPad covers
From My Heart to Your Hands by Lori Smith, some possible block of the month projects
Pieceful Designs, I especially liked their little ramekin pincushions
A Quilter's Dream, fat quarter friendly quilts
Blue Roze for wonderful crystal nail files--I know, not quilty, but still important!
Renee Haddadin's booth for Red-E-Edges, a new gadget for my longarm!

A good dinner at McCormick and Schmik's, a short walk from our hotel, and now jammies! Ahhhh!

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