Portland Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Last week there was a Quilt festival up here in Portland. I had no idea it was happening until a coworker messaged me to see if I wanted to go.

Um? Heck YES I wanted to go.

I took the Max down to the Expo Center and got in. I didn’t think to print out the coupon so I ended up paying the full $10 to get in – which, honestly, probably wasn’t worth it.

I know! I know! That seems harsh.

But it was a pretty small show and it felt like $10 was a lot. It would have covered the full 3 days but I only went for that one afternoon. And considering I only give myself $40 spending money every two weeks, I was bummed about using a quarter of it to just get in.

Or maybe I’m just disappointed because there was some cool stuff there that I couldn’t buy because I didn’t have the money. WHO KNOWS?

I’m not usually a Mickey/Minnie person but this quilt was super cute!

Anyway, I wandered around for a few hours and my coworker ended up not being able to make it. I did bring my fancy camera and took some photos which was fun! (I’d like to apologize to the event organizers as I didn’t see the program until I was leaving and didn’t realize I wasn’t supposed to take pictures…oops).

“But Mallory” you may be saying “surely you were able to have a good time!?”

I did have a good time, it was nice to get out of the house and see some quilts live and in person. I ate an over-priced hot dog. Got to fiddle around with my camera. I also lusted over some long-arms and saw some really nice fabric. I just wish it had been bigger…and that I had more discretionary funds!

I did buy a bit of fabric and a pair of scissors but I didn’t get pictures of them because that would make sense. Though you can sort of see the fabric in the picture above! Hang on – let me just..


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