Gail had written to tell me about a quilt show here in Tampa and when I looked it up, I found it was one of the Mancuso shows at the convention center which is just down the street from us so we decided if Mom was up to it, we would go over briefly to check it out.
It wasn’t too crowded which was nice. Like other Mancuso shows, I find it’s heavily skewed toward art quilts but we found some quilts that appealed to us. We also had a few purchases, I subscribed to a couple magazines – I’d let all my magazine subscriptions lapse years ago but I’m willing to give them another shot at inspiring me. We also saw a demonstration of a steam iron and both ended up buying one. While I wouldn’t use it for piecing regular blocks, it will work great pressing yardage or scraps when I’m starting a quilt and I think it will be great for a final pressing of a top before quilting too. Who knows, I might even use it on my clothes!
Even though I’m on “no buy” I did buy a bundle of 1 yard pieces that came with a free pattern – it had a cute dinosaur print and I’m going to make one more attempt to make a quilt for Caleb – apparently he prefers blankets that feel really soft like fleece ones so I’ll back this one in Minky and see if he approves!