After the initial shock of how many people there were attending on a Friday morning, meaning parking was not the best but not the worst either, we made our way into the convention center. There were loads of vendors from all over the U.S. and Canada with offering everything you could want for sewing and quilting! Our first stop was to check out the new Bernina Q24. I had a go and it is so smooth! Michael had never seen or tried a long arm so I suggested ( read told him) that he give it a try. He was pretty impressed with how easy it is to move and how perfect the stitches were.
We then starting looking at all the fantastic quilts. What I did not realize until later was that Michael was Snapchatting this whole event! I have not gone down the Snap Chat hole and am not sure I have time to even try at this point but apparently it is a huge deal. I may have to check into it later :o)
The quilt section was a variety of beautiful quilts, mostly from the local Virginia quilt guilds. There is an incredible amount of talent in the VA guilds!
The Festival will be open for the rest of today and through tomorrow! I can recommend this show as a do see! I will be going back next year to see more amazing quilts, hopefully I will be lucky enough to have another adventure with my guy :o)