I drove in yesterday and will be spending the next few days staying at Judi's house. After a day of shopping today, we also hope to get a start on a few projects.
Our girlfriend Beth joined us also.
Our first stop was at Thimbles and Threads in Draper, Utah.
The Theme of the Shop Hop this year is "All Around The Town". Each quilt store had a "store" they represented, and each designed a unique quilt block.
Refreshments are served and there were some terrific sales.
Thimbles was the General Store. I loved this setting they used to put all the blocks together.
A Halloween quilt on display.
Look at the 3-D spiders.
Our next stop was Material Girls.
They are part of another Shop Hop going on in the Salt Lake area at the same time.
We went because I couldn't come into town and not go to Material Girls. It's one of my most favorite quilt stores.
Nadine is the owner. She is so friendly and does such an amazing job with display.
I didn't take very many pictures because I was so busy looking at all the wonderful products.
I must have been in a Halloween mood today because I noticed that I took a lot of pictures of Halloween quilts.
And Halloween hats.
Our next stop was Pine Needles. They were The Train Station.
Beth and Judi shopping away.
It was so crowded I didn't get very many pictures, but they had a lot of wonderful quilts.
These were felted pin cushions that are glued to a stick. The stick is then inserted into the top of a spool of thread.
Our next stop was Quilts, Etc. They were The Bakery.
Pat had all the staff wearing Bakers Hats.
For refreshments they served wonderful breads from Great Harvest.
The store was filled with many different kinds of bakery items made with fabric.
This is how Quilts, Etc. put their store blocks together into a quilt.
While I was at Quilts I met up with Kim of Bitty Bits and Pieces! We read each others blogs every day and comment and e-mail back and forth often. This blogging world has introduced me to the most wonderful people! I want to make everything Kim makes as I look at her projects.
Our next stop was Mormon Handicraft. The checkout line was so long we didn't buy anything.
They were the Candy Store Block.
They were the Candy Store Block.
I did take a picture of one of their quilts on display.
Elaine's Quilt Store was the "Cottonwood Movie Theatre". They had tables decorated with this cute movie theatre fabric and fabrics packs in popcorn cups.
Movie posters everywhere. They even had movies playing upstairs and handed out popcorn.
This was Elaine's "All Around The Town" quilt.
By 2:00 we were ready for lunch.
Judi, Jackie, me, Kim, Beth.
See? Another Halloween Quilt. Aren't we still in the month of June?
Our next stop was Whimsey Cottage or The Police Station.
I just loved them all!
Kim brought this over to me and said "Look Nedra, a covered button!" I think I have her obsessing too.
Look at the cute way Whimsey Cottage put their blocks together.
They even had the police stamping our Shop Hop tickets.
Our last stop for today was Pipers/ The Pet Shop
So many of you are crocheting Granny squares right now. I thought this scarf was a great way to use them in a setting.
While I was at Pipers a woman came up to me and asked "Are you Nedra of Cactus Needle?"
I said "Yes".
She replied "I'm Karen of Karens Kraft Korner"!
Kim and I were so happy to meet a fellow quilt blogger.
What a wonderful day this has been.