It's a large open, airy space with lots of light. Here's a partial display of items that caught my eye (with close-ups):
Marineland - Ellen NovemberIn the upper left, you can also see the Glass Church.
When Marineland opened in 1954, it was the world's largest oceanarium. In 1987, SeaWorld bought it, moved our Whales to San Diego and closed the park. I'm still boycotting Sea World!
Terminal Island - Ellen November
Bleeding Heart - Grace Errea
Color Commitment Issues - Cathy Seidman
Twisted Ties - Susan Barrett
Spinach - Sally London
So Cool - Linda Curry
This was her first t-shirt quilt, it gave me vertigo and 70's flashbacks.
The Seasons - Helen Indries
Small Quilt in Recover - Meriel Stern
(crocheted silk-wrapped wire)
This was my vote for 'Best in Show':
Crazy Quilt Jacket - Carmen Moen
(jacket quilted, finished with ribbon & decorative hand stitching)
Purely Pearly - Alice Weiss
Tres Chic (tray) - Alice Weiss
Death Valley Dawn - Alice Weiss
A Study in Patter - Alice Weiss
Pineapple Swirl - Susan Barrett
Ibiza Quatrefoil - Jenny Scott
A variation on "Drunkards Path," cleverly hung on window screen
There seems to always be one vendor who sticks out from the crowd because their product is so clever. This time it was the The Thoghtful Thimble.
They have the best mat boards, made from recycled PVC. My current mat was becoming useless after hundreds of cuts because the mat was all cut up and the rotary blade would not cut through, evenly.
With the PVC mats, you can scrape them with a tool which will remove the cut marks. The best part is, the material you are cutting will not slip on the PVC surface.
I also learned, for best results, sewing machine needles should be sharpened after 8 hours of use. And they have a kit that only takes four stroked (while rotating the needle) to sharpen a needle. Check them out: Thoughtful Thimble
As I was leaving I saw this beautiful blooming succulent.