Today was day 2 of the Wasatch Shop Hop. So much to see and we loved every minute of it.
A lady named Elizabeth left a comment and asked what a Shop Hop is. She didn't leave an e-mail or a return blog address, so hopefully I can explain it simply here:
For the Wasatch Shop Hop, 15 stores get together each year and organize an event that lasts 4 days. They provide maps between each store, and quilters are challenged to visit each one. You can have a card stamped to show which store you visited. They offer wonderful prizes for anyone who hands in a completed card. There are free patterns, sales, refreshments and just a good time.
I saw this sign in one of the stores. (not the exit!) "Each new day brings another good reason to quilt."
I think this will become my new motto.
Our first stop was Broadbents in Lehi, Utah. This store has it all: furniture, knick knacks, baby items, and most importantly an amazing quilt section.
Broadbents was built in 1882 and has been family owned and operated since that time.
For the Shop Hop their themed block is "The Antique Store".
(?), Laurel, and Flora, three delightful ladies who work at Broadbents.
Laurel said "Just make sure people know WE are not the antiques!
They did bring in a wonderful display of antique quilts just for the Hop.
This was Broadbents setting of all the quilt blocks.
Didn't they use a perfect border fabric.
My friend Janice just won a ribbon at the Springville show. Janice is the fabric buyer at Broadbents and is so talented!
This quilt is called "Omigosh!" designed by Sue Garman for Quakertown Quilts. The double nine-patch is made with 1 1/2" pieces!
I have the pattern, but haven't even thought about when I'll make it.
With all those millions of pieces can you understand why I procrastinate?
I really didn't want to show you any more Halloween quilts, but I just couldn't help myself.
This one hung from the ceiling and was so fun!
They were out of patterns, so I didn't get a name.
The quilter did an excellent job of "reading " the quilt.
Beth and Judi in front of Quilting Cottage in American Fork, Utah.
Cornwagon's theme was "The Toy Store".
This picture just doesn't show all the small little details in their setting of the "All Around the Town" blocks.
The red half square triangles in the window were probably 1/8th inch. Teeny tiny!
Fun things all over the store. This is from a Melly and Me pattern.
Sue Spargo had just been here teaching a class. Sue lived in Utah at one point and I have loved following her work ever since.
Sue really knows how to incorporate wool, cottons, beads, and many different types of embellishments into her quilts.
Marianne Michaels teaches rug hooking classes at Corn Wagon.
We had a "Kim Siting" while we were there!
And another Lori Holt quilt up on the wall.
Amy McClelland owner of American Quilting in Orem, Utah.
Amy Smart of Diary Of A Quilter made this cute Vintage quilt for American Quilting. We read each other's blogs. So of course I had to go in the back room and say hello to her.
This is American Quilting's block setting.
Amy McClelland designs many of her patterns in wool.
Again, more Halloween... but I love them all!
**I didn't take any pictures of "Gracie Lou's Quilt Shop" because I was so busy drooling over all their cute bags and quilts. Their store was so wonderful! The owner, Shasta Parry is one talented lady and has just started designing children's clothing. If you are in Utah any where near Salem, make sure to stop by and see their store. The address is: Gracie Lou's, 416 North State Rd., Salem, Utah.