Friday, March 7, 2008

Sacramento Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival


Yes, I look like a dork. Too big of a smile. I blame it on Amy.

So you know I went to the Houston Quilt Market with my sister Mary (thanks!). And I had such a good time. I never considered myself a quilter. And Mary is such a great one! I didn't really now what to expect when I got there. But it was so cool seeing all of the new fabrics that weren't in the shops yet. I got to see all of my favorites too, Michael Miller, Moda, Amy Butler, Alexander Henry. To be able to touch all of the fabrics, to see most of them made up into quilts, and a bunch of other fun stuff was so inspiring for me. And to be there with my sister too! Did I say "great" already? It was, it was!


Now, Sacramento is having a Quilt Festival. I don't think that a year ago I would have wanted to go. But now, yah!! I'm there! You know I have been quilting, making my scrappy cabin squares and doing my vintage baby cuddle quilt for Glitter and Grunge. I don't think that I would have been making those if I hadn't been to Houston.

But it is not meant to be and I am a little bummed and feeling like I am going to miss out on seeing some great stuff. I will be in Arizona instead. Tell you more about that later.

Let me tell you about the Quilt Festival. All of this info I got from Meissner's Sewing Center of Sacramento.

Sacramento Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Sewing-Quilting-Needle Arts-Crafts Free classes, Workshops, & Demonstrations

Don't miss Sacramento's premiere sewing and craft show at Cal Expo on March 27, 28, and 29. See and buy the latest supplies, machines, fabrics, notions, patterns, and tools - all under one roof! Lots of great vendors! Festival Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm each day.

And Meissner's is giving away free show tickets. I picked one up before my husband reminded me that I won't be home and can't go! So, I am giving my ticket away to you! An $8 value. I know I am so generous. Just leave me a comment and next Friday I will pick a name and mail it out to you!


All that I ask is that you take a lot of pictures!


Emma Farrell said...

Well gosh, I'll leave a comment for that one! :-) Have fun in Arizona!

jennifer said...

I'd love to go... the I could visit my sis in Berkely. :) Will Amy Butler be there? I'm sure I'd be too shy to ask for a picture! But I'd love to try!

Kat said...

Katie Jean,
You don't look like a look like someone having fun at a quilt show!
I'm addicted after just two the internet for shows near me!
Have fun in fabric and make yourself a postcard quilt to remember your trip!

jeanne gazzola said...

hi can you please give me directions from reno route 80 thanks jeanne

linda wagner said...

festival is actually Mr 25-27 thurs thru Sat

katiejean said...

this was a post from the 2009 show :)