Friday, 21 October 2022

Quilt Symposium - the shopping!

A key part of any NZ Symposium is the Merchant Mall.  More than 20 businesses set up their stalls in the college gymnasium.  The Merchant Mall was open all day from before classes started in the morning, until after classes finished in the afternoon. People taking classes had a 90 minute lunch break so they could go to the Merchant Mall (again) or go and look at the exhibitions.  

Here's what I came home with.  

Day 1 and 2 below:

  • Dazzle threads from Wonderfil - the ones with the sparkle in them.    
  • 2 metre precuts of some woven strips and Denise Schmidt fabrics (from Jet from Greytown).
  • Kindred Sketches embroidery panel by Kathy Doughty (from Annie's Country Quilt Store in Ashburton).
  • Some soft pastel fat quarters for mum to make a baby quilt for someone (from Busy Bee in Wellington).


Day 3 and 4:

  • Quilt Recipes by Jen Kingwell (from Minerva in Wellington). After listening to Jen's lunchtime lecture I was so inspired, so I just had to buy her book.
  • The remaining items are all from Annie's Country Quilt Store in Ashburton:
  • Pin Pals book and Bitty Bowlers patterns 
  • Little Poppins Bags pattern and hard ware.  Again, after seeing these bags in real life, I feel I need to make one for myself.  
  • Tapestry fabric that's so real you'd swear it is a tapestry.


Day 5 - the final day

  • Fat quarters from Annie's Country Quilt Store, Jet and Bowerbird (from Tamahere near Hamilton.)
  • The Sue Spargo wool felt pack, Double Zip Wristlet pattern and zips and Tula Pink ribbons are all from Bowerbird.


I don't think I went too crazy on the shopping.  It was spread over five days, and there were so many tempting things on offer.  

I haven't used any of these things yet because I've got work to catch up on after spending a week at Symposium, but they are all lovely additions to my stash.

Now it's time for the Peacock Party.  Feel free to link up a recent blog post below:







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6 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your purchases all look lovely. You are going to have so much fun with these goodies, happy stitching!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

What fun purchases!!! Thanks for sharing, Wendy!!! Those striped fabrics are too cute!!! Love the rose gold sparkle thread!!! My copy of Quilt Recipes is arriving any day now!

Michelle said...

You are going to have a lot of fun with these purchases! Lovely.

Shasta Matova said...

Those are fun purchases. They will be ready for you when you are ready for them.

Mystic Quilter said...

Such a great collection of goodies Wendy!!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, it's so much effort trying to be reasonable when visiting the merchant malls at quilt shows. It looks like you'll be having fun when you start using these purchases! Thanks for the linking party.