Monday, March 17, 2008

My Personal Quilt Shop Hop

I guess you could say I have completed my own little quilting shop hop the past few days. It started with a visit to my favorite local shop, Among Friends Quilt Shop for the monthly mystery block of the month meeting on Saturday. Wendy was kind enough to let me snap a couple of photos inside her bright and spacious store. It's kind of like being dropped in the middle of a candy store! I never know where to begin and always manage to find something to add to my stash. At least no calories were consumed in this indulgence!

Am I a bad influence on my daughter? Sometimes it is so hard to decide which colors to use. I think she gets that indecision gene from me! I've been trying to figure out the name of the line of fabrics that she finally chose. It might be by 3 Sisters, but I'm not sure.

Since I accompanied D on a business trip to Chicago, I've been able to add some stops to my personal quilt shop hop. I left him at downtown to attend the GlobalShop 2008 at the McCormick Center and some other corporate meetings for a few days, then drove on up to spend a couple days hanging out at E's house in the northern suburbs. A little Internet searching and I found this cute shop called Shoo Fly Fabrics and Quilts. Lots of goodies here!

I couldn't walk empty handed could I? I found this book of cute baby things (for Grandbaby #1 and others) and a fat-quarter bundle of Posh by Chez Moi.

My next stop was Hannah's Home Accents. They've got a nice selection of quilt fabrics along with lots of other things. No fabric purchases here today, but I did find some silk flowers in the sale bin to add to my front door arrangement when I get home. Decibel watched me as I unloaded my bag.

This evening I tagged along with E to her Pilates class. It's interesting to see the differences in techniques of other instructors and I learned a few new things. But Kyla's class is still my favorite ! Tomorrow I'm going back to downtown Chicago to shop the Magnificent Mile! Doubt if I can find any quilt shops there :( I thought it was supposed to be almost spring, but someone forgot to give Chicago the memo. At least when we get home, maybe it will seem more like spring there. E has meetings downtown tomorrow too, so we'll get up early to tackle the commuter traffic together. So off to bed I should go!


sarah said...

hope yall are having fun in chi-town!

Lucy said...

I love those new fabrics in Posh? I've had my eye on them @ the Fat Quarter Shop.

Good idea to go on a personal shop hop -- I've thought about doing the same on our next trip since we will be in some spots for several days.

PattiR said...

Janet, While attempting to search for quilt shops across the river in Indiana I came across your blog. I too attend the BOM at Among Friends Quilt shop. I was hoping, since you reside in Indiana, you could help me find a few quilt shops off either I-64 or I-65 for a future day of shopping? If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them. Please post and I'll check back. Thank you in advance and keep blogging. Patti