I did manage to do a bit of fabric shopping on our trip and stopped at three quilts shops on our drive home from Minneapolis. (We flew from Minneapolis to Orlando). The first one was Gruber's Quilt Shop in St. Cloud, I had been here before and it is one of my favorite shops. Then we stopped in Mayville, North Dakota and shopped at Sew Batik and Faye's Henhouse. The picture above shows all my fabric purchases.
For local guild members that are doing the Double Trouble Mystery Quilt that I am teaching, here is what I have picked for my two fabrics.
I found one quilt shop when we were in Florida and only bought fabrics to make Daniel pajama shorts. I thought that would be a good way to remember our trip without filling up my suitcase with fabric. So I have been sewing just not back into quilting yet.
The reason I have not being quilting is I have decided to get an upgrade on my Millennium and get the new Bliss rail system, I ordered it today!!! I was very lucky to have the opportunity to try Bliss on our trip. I have some wonderful online quilting friends and Linda is one of them. She lives near Winnipeg invited me over to try her new Blissed Millennium. I was so excited to finally meet Linda as we have known each other for a few years from the APQS forum but had never meet. She also invited Mary, another APQS forum member over so I got to meet two online friends and it was so much fun! We talked nonstop for 2hours while the boys waited patiently upstairs :) Thank you Linda for letting me try your machine and for a wonderful afternoon. The three of us will definitely have to get together the next time I am in Winnipeg, but without the kids!