Friday, January 11, 2008

Oklahoma City Quilt Show

Ok, I went, I saw, and I made the vendors very happy. It was an excellent quilt show and for its size, was very, very well represented by a good variety of vendors. There was truly something for everyone. This show is put on every January by the owner, Randa Parish, from Prairie Quilts in Hennessey, Oklahoma. She puts a lot of work into it, and I have seen it grow since she started it about 4 or 5 years ago. If you are in the area this time of year, you might plan to go. I didn't take any pictures of the quilts, but there were some very pretty ones. By the time I got to them I was worn out, lol.

This is the first time I had seen this shop. The women that worked the booth were so helpful, and there kit prices are very reasonable. Their shop is going to be one of the ones featured in the Quilt Sampler in May, and this quilt is going to be featured in their spread. You can pre-order the kit now by calling 620-331-4690. I know somebody who has already done so, :>) .



This is the kit I bought. When somebody called me and asked where I was, and I told her I was at the quilt show and had just bought this kit, she "made" me make sure she got one too. And I don't blame her. It is just scrumptious! I thought I had a picture of it, but it disappeared from my camera.

This is a kit made from Chelsea Boutique using the Bella Rosa pattern by Ms. Rosie. It is just gorgeous and I am going to have to make it.


Here is another one that I drooled over, but didn't buy. It is made with Windham fabrics. I don't remember the name of the group or the pattern, but you can call Lillie's and I am sure they will be glad to tell you. It was all I could do not to make sure it came home with me, but I have willpower! ROFLOL!!!!


These next two little ones are made with Snibbles patterns by Ms. Rosie using Allspice Tapestry. Really, really pretty. This particular collection is probably my favorite from Fig Tree.


For those of you that "might" be interested in blended quilts, Piece Keepers
has a great selection of kits cut from Blended Quilt patterns. And the fabric used in
the kits is available from them. I love the way she puts her fabrics together. Here are three of the kits she had in her booth. You can see others on her internet site.




These rotary cutters and mat and ruler are from Martelli's. I was very impressed with all of them. I also bought extra blades for both cutters. The cutters are ergonomic and have great safety features on them. The mat is welled marked on both sides and this ruler is grooved with 3 slots (the size strips you seem to need the most) and has some kind of backing on it that keeps it from sliding, and it matches the purple in my hair, ROFLOL!!!!



I went with some of my quilty friends, and when we couldn't carry anymore, and one of them bought a chair, and we were able to wheel some of our goodies out on it, we left. By then we had been there over 5 hours. We went to Panera's and had soup and salad, and relaxed and just talked for about an hour. It was so relaxing and we had such a good time. It's nice to get out and do that sometimes, that's for sure. I actually went to bed at 1 last night instead of being up until 2, I was so tired.

11 comments:

Cindy said...

OMG how funny that you linked the "somebody" to me. I can't wait until Lisa and Nicole see the pictures of those blended quilts

Carol said...

LOL! I guessed the somebody was Cindy! Looks like you had a wonderful day. YIPPEE!

Betty J in OKC said...

I shopped till I dropped at that quiltshow! I ended up with 75 FQs and 5 bags of batik scraps from www.sewbatik.com!!!!!! I *did* go way over my $125 that I took. :P I also got 4 yds of black on black that NOBODY in OKC carries and 3 yds of Road Construction fabric for borders for a boy's quilt that I'm going to make using lg construction equipment fabrics.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Enjoyed the photos. Thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

It sounds like you had sooooo much fun. I love the kit that you passed up. I am going to have to find the info on that one.

Julia said...

OOPS, I mean I love the Chelsea Boutique one. That's the one I want to make. I was reading so fast and drooling over pictures that I had a brain stumble. lol

Juliann in WA said...

Sounds like a great day! I can't wait to see that Fig Tree quilt made up.

Mar said...

Looks like you had an awesome day! Love Panera's too!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love seeing all the quilts. Thanks for the show Perry. Can't wait till we go to our show here on Thursday.

Latharia said...

That Chelsea Boutique kit is just scrumptious!!!! :D Love all your photos -- thanks for sharing the show!

Lisa D. said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time, Perry - thanks for sharing all the pictures. Yummy goodies! "Somebody" had a great personal shopper, too!