Sunday, August 14, 2011

Quilt Guild Shop Hop

Last weekend we had our first quilt guild shop hop.  We went to six shops (would have been seven but a local art fair meant traffic was crazy and parking not to be found).  I of course forgot to take pictures of us out and about, but I did get some pictures of fabric. :)

Our first stop was Millie P's, where we arrived just ahead of a bus tour.  I really like their fabric selection.  They had some great Alexander Henry prints, and were also the only shop on our trip that had the new Farm Fresh line in, which I've been waiting for the last few months.  I picked up a few Christmas prints there for a couple projects I'd like to work on this fall.

Next up was Fat Quarter Quilting.  I hadn't been to this shop before; probably wouldn't go out of my way to go back.  It was a smaller shop with a variety of fabrics.  They did have a dress sample that caught my eye, but didn't see a pattern for it.

Next was Crafty Planet.  We arrived a few minutes before the shop opened so headed down to the coffee shop.  I got a "Killer Chocolate Almond" soy chai; mmm.  The fabric selection was also delicious.  Thank goodness I don't knit yet as they have a lovely selection of yarn as well.  Picked up a couple of cute matryoshka prints.  Been on my wish list for a while but hadn't been able to find quite what I was looking for. Also picked up a Heather Ross print.

After that we stopped at Treadle Yard Goods.  Oh how I wish I lived closer.  I love this store, and the staff is always so nice and helpful.  They stock apparel fabrics and always have such lovely voiles, linens, corduroy, and flannel.  I picked up the softest organic blue knit here, as well as this print I've been eyeing for a while (slated to be jammies for next summer):

We missed Glad Creations due to the aforementioned art fair, so continued on to Sewtropolis, the other shop on the list that I hadn't visited before.  I will definitely be going back.  They had a great selection of Joel Dewberry's latest line, Heirloom.  My favorite print:

They also had a nice selection of knits and a great selection of patterns.  AND I couldn't pass up this lovely; on the wish list since seeing these cute knot shorts:

Last stop was Eagle Creek Quilt Shop.  I also wish this was closer to home.  The shop is not big, but they have lots of fabric, and they always have some great clothes samples on display.  Super helpful and friendly staff as well.  Their oilcloth / laminate section rivals that at Treadle.  They also had the Children at Play line, which I had been looking out for all day.  I think Treadle had a couple of the boy prints, including the cute paper hat print. I especially love the hopscotch print, and the pinwheels:

I've been busy tracing and cutting out patterns this weekend, so will hopefully have some fun projects to show soon. :)

1 comment:

  1. my favorite is the pinwheels did you know ada enjoyed riding the "alligator" with bumpa?