Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fabric Shopping

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!


  1. Hi Kathy! You are soooo welcome. It was wonderful to meet you in person, although I felt like I've know you always. I was very excited to have you and Mary over to be Blisstified! Your boys were wonderful to wait so patiently well we quilters played and visited. I'm looking forward to next time!

    You picked up some gorgeous fabric and I especially love the yummy blue batiks for you mystery quilt. Wished we lived closer so I could join you! Instead, I'll have to wait for your photos. :-)

  2. Lots of scrumptious fabric there. :D Is that surf boards? How cool!

  3. Wish I would have known, you could have come to our home to try the Bliss! I am only 60 miles from "Grubers", (Willmar, MN.). Grubers is one of the best Quilt shops. I love your blog & check it to see what you have done. Love your lake! Looks so relaxing.