My friend Janet gathered together a few friends yesterday, volunteering to be the driver, and we headed to Stash Fest in La Conner. I had wanted to go for several years and I was not disappointed. I was gobsmacked enough that I never once thought to take more photos from inside the venue. Duh!
I am a true fan of Marcia Derse's fabrics and I was especially pleased to be able to snap up a (small) armful. It was like a feeding frenzy! I really should not have bought anything, but I splurged! I seldom have an opportunity to buy her fabrics and see them all in one place so, of course, I was very pleased to also be able to finally meet her. It seems that her fabrics (from Windham) always find their way into my work lately. If I had beaucoup dollars I would surround myself with bolts and make quilts of only her lines...at least for a time! She has a new line coming out in May...so be ready to fall in love!
My only other small indulgence was a quarter yard of marbled fabric from Suzi Soderlund. I have no clue what I will use it for but I just like looking at it.
There was not an overload of vendors but there were enough, and each booth was filled with unique offerings. From amazing hand-made baskets from a local artisan, to specialty clothing and fabrics, air-brushed fabrics, Yoko Saito fabrics and kits to small nibbles and drinks (in a separate area!) - it was a well planned, unique day. We did not stay all that long since there was also a glorious, warm and sunny Spring Day to enjoy. We had a wonderful lunch at a Japanese Restaurant, visited our favorite, more or less local, fabric emporium and then headed to the ferry line to wait in the sunshine, enjoy a cool breeze and do some more gabbing. Welcome Spring, thank you friends, and blessings to all.