This weekend, I went to a big quilt show in Virginia. It was great! I had planned to go with some girls from my quilting group, but they all planned to go Saturday and I couldn't, so Steve offered to take me on Sunday (I probably owe him big for that, right?)
There were classes, demos, quilts on display and lots of vendors! I was a good girl, and managed to control my wallet, just buying a few things. I also had the chance to try out a long-arm quilting machine! These are crazy-big sewing machines, usually at least ten feet long, and they are used when doing the actual quilting! They are also very expensive, usually about $15,000!
(I don't have one)
When I passed by this booth, the salesguy asked if I wanted to try it. I first asked him if there was a you-break-it, you-buy-it policy, because I definitely couldn't buy it! He laughed and said no, so here I am, long arming!
Ignore the flash, just above my hands...
It is such a cool machine! He had multi-colored thread loaded, so you could see it really well, and I made all sorts of loops and swirls, and I loved it.
Of course, now I want one.
He did say that there was a show special, and this machine is only $9,500.
Anyone have $9,500 I can borrow? I'll send you the first quilt I make!
PS. the quilts in the background were not made by me! I am not that talented yet!