Saturday, June 14, 2008

Travelling with a Quilter

My hubby had an overnight business trip earlier this week and I tagged along... just to have some us time away from the kiddos. Travelling with a quilter is an adventure... and since he does a bit of quilting also, we had a blast!

First there had to be some reading material to keep me occupied while he handled business stuff.....


















And then we had to stop at fabric / quilt shops. I really loved the Gotta Have It Quilt Shop in Baldwyn, MS. I bought 2 patterns... both of these I had seen online or in catalogs and was hem-hawing about buying them.. but when I saw them in person, I was sold! So sometime down the road I will be making a Charm Party Tote Bag and a Hip To Be Square quilt....






















I also ran into a brand new Hancock Fabrics store in Tupelo, MS (FYI Hancock Fabrics is headquarter in the small town of Baldwyn, MS). There was a Bernina shop in the middle of the store. Hadn't seen that before. The lady there told me Bernina had a deal with Hancock and we will be seeing more of these. I had fun looking at the various embroidery machines... I am contemplating buying one some day... and then I found a Pattern book that caught my eye... well several caught my eye, but I limited myself to one purchase... a stash buster book...



































I also found some cute repro fabrics for this month's charm swap and to use in a baby quilt I am planning for my great-niece (due in Sept.)



My hubby's employer pays for the trip...except my meals and purchases.... I get time alone with him, some news mags and patterns, and fabric to boot... that makes for a great trip!

"Belle"

3 comments:

Art by Colugnatti said...

nice work!

Roslyn Atwood said...

That slash & stack book looks interesting....different from the other patterns I've seen. Please post a pic. of a quilt from it when you get there.
I just bought the Valori Wells computer bag pattern, can hardly wait for it to arrive!
Love your B&W's too!
Roslyn

Julie said...

Looks like a fun trip!