I was able to take a few hours without the kids on Friday and go through the Vermont Quilt Festival. It was wonderful... and not just having some time to myself without 'Mommy, Mommy, Mommy....'!
There were some lovely quilts but there seemed to be a lot of 'art' type quilts. I guess I just prefer the tradition quilts but the art ones are nice to look at. I did a bit of shopping and decided to do the Booth Hop. I have 11 of the patterns in my possession and the last will be sent to me. They didn't have enough kits... I think she was a little overwhelmed by the number of people doing the Hop but she was going to cut them that evening and mail them out. On the positive... it sounds like a lot of people did the Hop and generated some good business for the vendors.
This is one of the kits for the quilt..... blue, green and yellow..
I also saw this vendor from Maine called Rainbow Dyes - as I am unable to get their website to link you can go directly to www.rainbowdyes.net to check them out - with hand dyed fabrics. I got 2 sets of fat quarters with 7 in each. They are much more vibrant than in the photo. As Mindy asked for bright pink, red, orange and yellow for her graduation quilt next year... I saw these and now need to find the pattern from the Quiltmakers Gift... I think it is End of Day. I think these will look nice and the colors are so 'her'. My son loves fabric and had these out and unfolded as soon as he saw them... I have hopes that my 3YO will turn into a quilter. My daughter... no interest at all but then again... she's only 2.