Then I stopped by Loving Stitches to pick out some fabric to finish the Shaded 9 patch for my brother and the Schnibbles "Madeline". I also picked up a set of bias bars so when I get back from our trip I can start on the applique for "Garden Lattice".
Another wonderful thing I got to do was to test drive the HQ Avante longarm quilting machine! The dealer really spent a lot of time showing me all the bells and whistles. I was impressed with how quiet the machine was, and the stitches were so even! I want to eventually buy a long arm because machine quilting on my Bernina 440 is really hard on my hand. I still want to test drive a Gammill and a APQS before I decide.