Did anybody celebrate the second annual Local Quilt Shop Day?
Well, I definitely did! Fabric diet…what fabric diet? What can I say, I’m addicted and I have got to keep my suppliers happy:) I am unloading my guilt here on today’s Sunday Stash!
Me and a couple of my fellow Sassy Quilters hit the streets yesterday and did our own little shop hop. What a fun day! Everyone should do this some time…just map out a few shops within a two hour radius and keep hopping till the sun goes down, and why not wrap it up with a fun dinner out. Call the shops ahead of time and let them know your coming and maybe they will do a little sale or treats for your guild group.
We only made it to three and one wasn’t even on the list!
Couldn’t get to JoJo’s Quilt Shop due to time…and they were giving away freebies too…bummer) Sorry JoJo’s, maybe next time….
First stop was KellyAnn’s Quilting in Warrenton, Va. This was a two hour drive, but worth it! They had a great shop with lots of selection and a guest demo by Susan of Swirly Girls Design. We got to preview the Michael Miller Clubhouse and see some of her brand new designs and fabrics! Fun, fun, fun:) Here’s what I got there:
KellyAnn added our next stop for us by sending us over to The Crazy Cousin. They had some awesome deals on a couple of older lines of fabric…some 6.99/yd! I stocked up on some Winters Lane, Avalon and Cuzco to go with some I already have…..and some Kona Snow and Scrumptious stripes!(I know I am using a lot of exclamations!!!)
Next, we booked it back to Quilters Corner in Richmond, Va, keeping it a little more local! Quilters Corner greeted us with cookies, muffins and something to drink:) And some free fabric as a gift! Here I snagged some new fabrics by Riley Blake, Country Girls. I had resisted this earlier in the day, but face it…this was a sign, I had to get it:) I added the pink from a 30’s collection.
I also got some of these adorable Ghastlies! I know a lot of people hate this fabric(including those who were with me…Jennifer and Nikki!), but I just love it! Reminds me of my family, lol.
I love when the back of a quilt is a little crazy so it is a backing for a jelly roll quilt I want to make with this…
Yes, I told you I got a little out of control….We met in a Joann’s parking lot to leave, so why not go in there too!
I got these Denyse Schmidt prints for two backings that I need. 40% off….deal!
Lesson learned: Fabric diets are like food diets, go too long and then you binge! Guess I better get to quilting:)
See you Wednesday for the next part of my Beginner Quilting Series, part 3-Cutting
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