I never thought that It would happen but I have seen so many fabrics that my mind is a blur. Now I have to try and think through how I'm going to use those I really have to have. Good thing they won't be released in Australia for a while. It will give me a cooling off period.
I have found a wonderful new program for machine embroidery. It is compatible with every machine on the market, even Bernina. It is part of the Corel suite so now kids can do their designs in Corel Draw, which just about every school has and there are no licenses. This can just be copied into the creative DRAW program and digitized. Then it automatically formats it for what ever machine you have . Brilliant!!
The other thing I have lashed out and bought is the full Electric Quilt program. In the quilting CDs there are 1700 different quilting patterns. All of them can printed out as is or you can combine and change them. For people that have problems with computers there is a disc called 'Quilt design Wizard' This is like quilting 101. It is a dummies version of the main program but gives you the chance to learn a really simple version before committing to the full thing. Lets face it. These programs are expensive and if you only have to spend $40.00 to really test it that must be an advantage.
It is facinating to me the range of quality of products here. There are really stunning quilts and some shockers. There is a market here if you take the effort to tap into it. the Aussies here are the girls from Prints Charming, Hatched and Patched, Melly and Me, John Watts quilting machines, and some Aboriginal fabrics. All of them are doing well out there on the floor.