Wee Red Suitcase and Rachel who blogs over at The Crafty Traveller. You can get a sense by looking at the photos above of the size of expo. It was full of stands selling yarn, fabric, patterns, other craft supplies such as beads, ribbon, etc.
Here I am scoring an amazing deal on some fabric:
There were several great exhibits within the expo center including some amazing quilts. This one was my favourite:
I just love the story of The Owl and the Pussycat and it was great to see how someone made it into a quilt design!
Though hands down the best exhibit was the showcase of dresses from Downton Abbey. I was very happy that we were allowed to take pictures and I took way too many! Expect to see several posts with detailed and close-up shots from some of my favourite outfits from the first season including the Dowager Countess' purple and black suit, Lady Sybil's harem pants suit, Lady Mary's burgundy gown, Cora's cream suit with black braid trim, Lady Edith's white dress and Mrs. Isobel Crawley's black dress.
How to distinguish the sewists from the crowd...
A really wonderful day! Here's a photo of Kate and I on the train ride back to Edinburgh:
Thanks ladies for the fabulous outing! Stay tuned for some more posts of the Downton Abbey dresses!