|This year, the emphasis was certainly more on garment construction. Vogue Fabrics of Chicago was there and I had to restrain my wallet from buying too many things. I got to see the new Babylock, Pfaff, Viking and Bernina embroidery machines, which are all too big for travel. I wonder why not spend that money on a home version of a multi-needle embroidery machine? Numbers must have been down as well as vendors, but I had a wonderful time, chatting with representatives. Good to see Jan Bones there with her lingerie patterns. There was a good selection of threads and patterns. I always see something new every year and think this is a great show.