Imagine my delight when I arrived at the quilt show to find the shop had their own stand. It was the first place I visited. They didn't have the machine at the shop, but there is a show special of $150 discount. I've ordered the machine. It has to come from Tauranga so will be in their Onehunga shop on Monday. Can't wait.
In the meantime I looked around the other stands and bought some specialty scissors - applique and specially shaped scissors for trimming machine embroidery threads. I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful quilts, but of course my main focus was on those that incorporated machine embroidery. There weren't that many, so I snapped photos of those - inspiration!
These flower blocks were probably my favourite - just cause it looks like it might be something I might be able to do with my embroidery machine.
This was probably the one I liked most, but it also looks the most complicated.