I went to a quilt show in Reno last weekend. It was big although not quite as big as the ones I've been to in California. I grabbed a few cards that had interesting products.
A bit of fabric, a small kit, a book & a pattern. I was very good & didn't spend a ton. Love the book. Two quilters went to France & shared quilty things from there.
Loved this booth. When I see my favorite colors something just pulls me to that fabric. I love rose colors, blue/turquoise & brown combined.
There was a series of quilts all in a long row that depicted Route 66 from beginning to end. I didn't snap every one but here are some of them.
After leaving the show I stopped off in Carson City for a little shopping. I always love this place in the old portion of town on Curry St. : )
Then I crossed the street to go into an antique shop - forget the name. My eye caught this trunk. It was advertised as a Wells Fargo lockbox. It was unlike any one I had seen before. I have researched them in the past because my grandpa was a Wells Fargo Express driver in San Francisco around 1910. I'd love to have one but there are very expensive.
There was a little manufacturer brass plate on the front of this one that was impossible to read. And another little brass plate on the top. Very faintly the words Wells Fargo were stamped in. Then what is with the holes on the front corners? The ones I have seen in the past are either black or green with the words "Wells Fargo Express Co" painted on them. The owner insisted this had been repainted & wanted $1600. Not for me.
My husband 's Cowboy Action Shooting group auctioned off a cowboy boot quilt recently. I will be joining the cowboy's quilting wives tomorrow (cowgirl quilters?) . They make a few raffle quilts a year for the club. I need to dig out my traveling machine from teaching days, some neutral thread & join them tomorrow for a "piecing" day. Should be fun.