Pineapple Smoothie is my very favorite! I am usually drawn to reproduction fabrics related to Civil War quilts and 1930s reproduction prints, but this quilt is stunning!
Twenty-four vendors set up shop at the quilt show. I enjoyed browsing and shopping. I bought Anne Sutton's Le Jardin pattern set and two wool applique kits. I also entered to win a Bernina model 215 from Hickory Hill Quilts and Sewing Center of Hot Springs Village. I was elated when I later received a call from the shop telling me that I won!
This is me and Norma McKinnon, owner of Hickory Hill Quilts and Sewing Center. When she processed the transaction, she said, "I will ring up the machine at a 100% discount." Can't beat that deal!
I love this machine. I had admired it at the show and even attempted to pick it up by its handle to check its weight. I let go of the handle when I realized I shouldn't be lifting the machine off its display, but a representative of the shop lifted it for me and told me it weighed about 16 pounds -- perfect for classes. Later that evening, I told my husband about the machine. He recalled that my eyes sparkled when I described it to him. I still can't believe I won this wonderful Bernina sewing machine!