I had a great time visiting my family back east, and going to a quilt show with my mom and sister. There were most definitely quilts of all kinds from modern art and activist style quilts to unicorn/medieval and religious quilts. (I have pics and will share an album so you can see the wide variety for yourselves.)
I am not much of a seamstress, but even I was inspired to sew a cute little purse (is there any other kind) from some vintage fabric. This is something that I would not normally try on my own, but with my mom's expertise at hand it didn't seem so impossible.
Of course what really sealed the deal was the super cute Japanese purse handle - love it! Hopefully it will be enough to inspire me to use the stacks of fat quarters I came home with...