My friend Cecilia and I went to hear Mary Fons http://www.maryfons.com/ speak at the Woodstock Opera House http://www.woodstockoperahouse.com/operahouse yesterday. Mary is the daughter of Marianne Fons of Fons and Porter quilting fame. She was an amazing speaker.
The audience was a mix of quilters and non quilters. She did a fantastic job of keeping everyone interested and she even convinced a few to become a quilter. I was very interested in hearing about her fabric line since I love vintage fabric. She brought along quite a few of her quilts so we could OOH and AHH over them. They were fantastic. I haven't quilted in a while but ideas are now forming for future projects.
A few days ago I stopped at the Sparrows Nest in McHenry and found a great yard of fabric and a really stained vintage tablecloth. The tablecloth had the most brilliant pink flowers on it that I couldn't pass it up. I rarely shy away from a stained tablecloth. This one also had a fray beginning on one edge but I knew that I could still use a part of it to make a pillow so I bought it. I soaked it over night in hot water with OxyClean and the stains came out! It is a beautiful tablecloth that I can't part with. (It will look even better when it's ironed).
I seem to be moving towards pink colored items lately. Pink just seems to brighten up a room.
Happy treasure hunting!