Graphic Impressions. I have bought fabric there before--I end up finding things at their booth almost every time they're at a show. However, you know I'm a bit addicted to dots, so the top one was a must. And I really liked the black and white, and I've been picking those up for a while now. They had lots more, but I was being very selective after remembering all the fabric I've posted recently.
this site and they sure had some fun fabric. For those of you who've been around for a while, that brown and turquoise floral on the right will look familiar. And as so often happens, I found a few farm prints.
I also picked up a book/pattern called O Holy Night, impressionist stained glass by Brenda Henning. It's lovely and maybe someday I'll make it!
But best of all, I was able to track down Texture Magic at Superior Threads' booth. I saw this online last week and immediately decided that I wanted to play with it. Here's the way it works: It's a thin polyester fabric--you mark your pattern on it and pin it to the wrong side of the fabric, adding batting between the layers for additional loft if desired. Then you sew along the marked lines--the closer you sew, the more textured the fabric will become. After it's all sewn, you steam it--the Texture Magic shrinks--up to 30% of its original size, leaving the fabric textured. I saw pictures of it on velvet and I've seen it in person on cotton. I can't wait to start playing around with it. As always, I'll post photos when I do.
So that was my adventure at the Quilt Expo in Madison. It was well worth taking the afternoon off.
To see the quilts that I photographed and read more about them, see the related links below.