|The lovely Amy Butler stall|
|Liberty - celebrating their new quilting cotton line|
There was also very little attendance today from quilters under the age of 50, which surprised me this year. It seems like we are in the middle of a craft and sewing resurgence so I was expecting to see more people my age this year compared to the last time I went in 2010. The online sewing community is so vibrant and active that I keep hoping to see more of this in real life!
I came to the festival today with my friend Aneta, and three small children between us. It was a bit hectic with the crowd (and it was packed in there!), but our two girls absolutely loved it. They were talking about color, what shapes they could find...it was so great to see them interested. It does help that we found some Dora the Explorer, and then there were random unicorns and dragons to be found too. They never once got bored!
|our girls, talking color and composition :)|
|Loved these colors somewhere near the Rowan booth|
|New fabrics to come from Lotta Jansdotter - one of my beloved Scandinavian designers|
plus, some patterns from the irreverent and cool Sublime Stitching!
|Lots of old and new with so much overlapping goodness to see|