I've never been able to attend the annual event, because in prior years I worked every Sunday during tax season. This year, however, I only work every other Sunday (except during "peak"), and I had last Sunday off!
The event is also a fundraiser for The Center for People in Need, a local charity which I am happy to support. Attendees were asked to donate $1.00 or a canned food item, and many vendors agreed to donate all or a percentage of their proceeds to TCPN.
I couldn't resist the $1.25 fat quarters shown above. My next score -- two decorator fabric samples at 50 cents each! This interesting harlequin swatch is 6" x 42" and it is 100% silk. I can see this remnant being transformed into a few wonderful zipper pouches or perhaps a Fall clutch or two.
The second decorator swatch is a dark blue rayon and cotton blend. I actually like the reverse side better than the outer damask. The design is more subtle. This will also become a zipper pouch, I think.
Of course, I couldn't resist some pretty purple fabric for jewelry pouches, makeup bags, and perhaps a walker bag.
I found a spool of my favorite thread in purple at 60% off, some nice light small-scale florals for doll quilts at $1.00 per yard! (I'll be making doll quilts with some of Jerry's scrappy squares.) And even though I am SO tired of snow and cold, this snowflake print will become Santa Sacks for next year's Lincoln Quilters Guild project -- and maybe a holiday gift pouch or two.
My biggest score was this cloud fabric -- enough for a large quilt back and several twined rug strips. It is high quality cotton at under $3.00 per yard.
Fabric AND the Oscars -- and only 1.5" of snow! It was a pretty good Sunday.