Monday, January 27, 2014

DWM: dateline Philadelphia

 There is nothing on my design wall this morning because I am in Philadelphia for the ALA Midwinter Meeting.  It's been a busy and productive conference with committee meetings, issues updates, and seeing many long-time friends.

I arrived on Thursday and had free time that afternoon. I headed for Fabric Row (South 4th Street). There are a dozen sops left, mostly upholstery or tailoring/bridal -- but Pennsylvania Fabric Outlet has a fair selection of quilting cotton for $4.98/yd., one-yard minimum cut. I restrained myself.

While in meetings I worked on necktie hexie rosettes.

I have a large (huge) assortment of ALAconference badge ribbons. I want to make them into a wall hanging for the ALA Biblioquilters' auction.
See what quiltmakers who are were at home this weekend are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times.


Bonnie said...

It has to be fun to go to conferences across the US and sneak into fabric stores/quilt shops when you can spare the time. We'll see what you have next week... I'm sure something new will be gracing your wall then.

Vic in NH said...

Your fabrics look really nice ( I wish for a closer-up shot of them) and yes, you did show amazing restraint! The hexies are so pretty!