Did I save the best for last? You can make your own decision on that :) Here are my great finds in chronological order:
Fabric Shack in Waynesville, OH before it is nearly a 4 hour drive from where I live in Michigan, so I hadn't been there. You can bet I'll be going back more often now! First, they had their tent sale in the parking lot. Lots of pre-cuts and kits on sale. I picked up these charm packs of Jovial and a jelly roll of Fruitcake, both by Basic Grey. I can't say I NEEDED more Christmas fabric, but, at these prices, why should I resist?
Urbanicity by Michele D'Amore for Benartex. I haven't heard much about her fabric online, but I picked up some fat quarters of her Habitat line at Quiltology in Chicago last year. Then I saw an ad for Urbanicity in a magazine and knew it would be right up my alley. Graphic shapes in black, grey, taupe and cream?? Uh, YES!!! After much deliberation, I settled on a half yard of each of these prints. Truthfully, if I had no budget considerations I would have bought a full yard of every print in the line!
Sewn Studio in Cincinnati. What a great space they have there - lovely high ceilings, hardwood floors and round paper lamps add to a great atmosphere. I figured I'd better pace myself a little for fabric buying at the show itself the next day, but I couldn't resist these great stripes. I love a good stripe and, especially, a great striped bias binding. The black and the grey are by Riley Blake and the yellow and grey one is from Michael Miller's Retro Mod collection (thanks Rachael!).
Curio line that I had been admiring for a while now. (Oops, those butterflies - second fabric - aren't Curio, they are Papillon by 3Sisters for Moda). The "rice" prints are Lotta Jansdotter's Echo that I actually got at Fabric Shack. I just think they are so versatile.
Half Moon from a vendor who was selling the bundle for $30! Half Moon for $6/yard? SOLD!
Marcia Derse's booth. Her fabric is quite different from most of what is out there and I just love it! She gets such wonderful depth to her colors. I bought a charm pack and a couple of half yard pieces. She has new lines coming out sometime soon too.
Adding it up, I bought almost 20 yards of fabric in two days! I'd better get busy sewing. I hope you enjoyed hearing about my wonderful trip to Cincinnati. Believe it or not, my Handwork group is going on retreat in a few weeks. What will I work on? So many choices...