Get to Birmingham NEC this weekend if you can to catch it. I found it absolutely fascinating and very inspiring indeed. And of course, fabric and buttons were purchased! Will share my bargains with you soon.
It all inspired me so much that I'm planning on asking my auntie if she'd like to teach me how to quilt at some point. Maybe I could take a week off to watch her. She's amazing with bags, buttons and beads. So many skills get lost down the generations. Ask your elders everyone!