What I bought at International Quilt Festival/Chicago!

Everyone likes Show and Tell, right?  Well here goes!

Stencil templates courtesy of Embellishment Village.

Gone With The Wind fabric!  Oh, how my mother will love this!

A treasure trove of DVDs from Quilting Arts, some sewable metal for embellishments, a vintage scarf pin, rust dyed thread from Lois Jarvis, a huge pack of scissors I won at Surviving the Runway at Make It University, and a Virgin of Guadalupe fabric square.

Kelli Perkins was using this great fabric paint from Karen Pharr, and I had to go get some to try them out!  I also got my hands on batick wax and a tjanting tool so I can try batiking my own fabrics this summer.  

 A favorite booth of mine is Maeda Imports, who has the greatest Japanese import fabrics.  I loved this winter and children cotton furoshiki, as well as these hair clip kanzashi.  The plushie owl will be part of next year’s Hina Matsuri display.

 I would be remiss if I didn’t stop by Cherrywood fabrics and stock up on their luscious dyed fabrics, and I noticed I was missing blues in my Cherrywood collection, so I stopped by on a mission.  I also found a great booth selling Jaquard’s ExtravOrganza, which will be a technique later this year.  Wendy Richardson is a fabulous dyer and quilt artist, and she had this piece from Alexander Henry’s Home Sewing Is Easy comics strip panels.  Lastly, the ladies at MistyFuse had a “goddess” pressing sheet to use witht he bolt of MstyFuse I got from them last year!