It wasn’t bad! I wouldn’t want to do it again any time soon but it really wasn’t bad. We left home before 9 yesterday and drove to Kansas City to attend the Machine Quilters’ Showcase. Our first stop was Target. We didn’t need much but it’s kinda hard to go to a city and not make a stop at Target. Next stop was The Thai Place for lunch and it was so good! Our appetizers . . spring rolls and fried calamari.
There were a couple more stops and then we made it to MQS. It’s always fun when blog readers stop me and introduce themselves. The funniest thing is that Vince was the star . . probably 10 ladies we didn’t even know stopped him out of the clear blue and asked him “where’s your green shirt?” At first he was kinda shocked when someone would say something but after a while, he was loving it! In fact, he was with me at the last two guilds where I spoke and so many of the ladies talked to him, mostly about his green shirts. Now he’s wanting to get more green shirts and travel with me all the time. Funny guy!
I ran into several friends that I run into at MQS every year. My friend, Betty, from The Village Mercantile, was vending there so I got to visit with her. I don’t get to see her for months and then I see her at twice in just a few weeks.
I’ve never seen so many quilting machines . . big ones, medium ones, little ones and in between ones. There were quite a few machines I’d never even heard of! Since I’m not in the market for a machine, I didn’t even stop and talk to the machine dealers . . except for APQS because I like those folks a lot.
What did I buy at MQS? Hardly anything! While in Paducah, I had talked to the older gentleman who sells Featherweights and he told me he was going to be at MQS and would bring me the foot for my 301 that I need so I got that, a few light bulbs for the 301’s since one just burned out yesterday, some bobbins, and several such things for the 301’s.
I did get two pantos but I don’t even remember what I got.
We spent more time visiting with Betty and her husband, Steve, than we did shopping or looking at the quilts. From there we went to Whole Foods . . where I could spend forever! Fantastic cheese, whole grains and interesting beans and nuts, wild flower honey, milk from a local dairy in a glass jug. I wish we were a bit closer to Whole Foods but . . we’re not and we’ll just enjoy visiting one when we can.