So I love living in New Hampshire. Really I do. Nothing can beat it in the Fall. But we are seriously lacking in the quilt shop department. Utah on the other hand, has an over-abundance of fabulous quilt shops! And last week my mother-in-law and I went to 7 of them in 2 days. It worked out well for both of us - she gave me my birthday money to buy fabric, and she got someone to drive her to any quilt shop she wanted! She has failing eyesight and as such hasn't been able to drive for a while now. It was mutually beneficial! Plus we get on fabulously, and spending quilty time with her is always fun!
I didn't take many photos of the shops, but I couldn't resist this one in the parking lot of Piper's Quilts in Sugarhouse...They have the loveliest hollyhocks growing and it's worth a trip there just to see them! (Oh, and for the 20% off all fabric sale they have going on!)
This is my haul for the 2 days. First just haphazardly thrown on the table...and then sorted a little better...Fat quarters...half yards...2 yard pieces...
Why yes, that IS some of the out-of-print-impossible-to-find Flea Market Fancy fabric that sells for big bucks on Ebay and Etsy.
I'm tempted to go back and get the entire bolts. No I won't tell you where I found it!
I was excited to find some variegated Valdani threads at Pine Needles in Gardner Village... plus some pretty woolens...and from other stores, beautiful Riley Blake velvet Ric Rac...and a bag pattern plus upholstery weight Valori Wells yardage (50% off!) to use for the bag.
I am going to spend a few days with my mother-in-law again next week and there are several quilt shops we have yet to visit. Plus a couple of quilt shows. Stay tuned!