My friend and I went to the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild meeting yesterday for the trunk show and lecture by Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie is an amazing speaker, and she has some great ideas for using up old, not so well loved fabric to make room for beautiful new fabric. I’m all about that. I left the meeting with new perspective on how to organize myself better and finally get to some of the quilts that have been on my wish list forever. I was so motivated I worked on the star quilt later that night.
Every trip to Ann Arbor involves shopping and getting stuck in game day traffic. It just wouldn’t be a guild Saturday without those things. One of our favorite stops is the PTO shop, a thrift shop that supports Ann Arbor schools. I’ve never seen a thrift shop carry so much fabric, and they sell it for just over $1 a yard. I rarely walk out of there without something, and yesterday was no exception.
That’s 1.25 yards in. The star quilt isn’t far enough along to count anything out. Maybe next week.
To see how much fabric everyone else is using (or buying), visit Patchwork Times.
Fabric Added: 29.25 yards
Fabric Used: 23.75 yards