Saturday, February 12, 2011

Road trip...

Every so often my quilt bee gets together and plans a road trip.  This week was just such an occasion.  One of our favorite quilt stores recently moved and we were eager to check out the new location.  Whistle Stop Quilt Shop moved from Selma to Cary, NC and Connie has done a wonderful job setting up the new store.  With her permission, I managed to get a few good pictures of the space...

First up is a quilt she had hanging in the old store.  What a great way to personalize a quilt!


This section of the store is primarily civil war and reproduction fabrics.


Can you see that bundle of fabric on the right hand side, middle shelf?  Here's a closeup...


I really, really liked this bundle of civil war fat quarters - especially all the pinks in it.  I would love to own it, but talked myself out of buying it.  If it's still there when I go next time, I'll know it's meant to be and snap it up.

This store has more room than the old shop and she's gotten in several new lines of fabric including Dominique II, Sunkissed and Buttercup.  She also carries Primitive Muslin.  The link takes you to the page at Fat Quarter Shop where you can get a good look at the colors.  I wouldn't mind having a bolt of each of them in my stash.  (I'd have to win the lottery first though.  And I expect I'd have to buy a ticket before that could happen either.)


She carries quite a number of charm packs too.  And as you may or may not know, I have a bit of a thing for charm packs.


All in all, we were very happy with the new store and wish her all the best with it.

Considering there's another quilt store about 5 minutes away from Whistle Stop, we had to stop by there as well.  It's called Elegant Stitches and isn't only a quilt store, but also carries smocking and heirloom sewing supplies.  I have a good friend who enjoys smocking and buys all her supplies from this store.


They had some adorable clothing samples for kids, like this little dress and pant set...


And I fell in love with this little dress.  It made me wish I knew of a little one I could make it for.


The store carries such a wide variety of items that it's easy to spend a lot of time looking around - and we did.

While we were out, I managed to make a few purchases here and there.  (The operative words are here AND there.)  But I'll wait until I do my stash report to share them.  This post is long enough.  I hope you enjoyed the tour and if you're in the area, you really should stop by both of them.

Until later...

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. 
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)


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