Subtitle: Confessions of a Shop-a-holic!
What a day we had yesterday!
Nancy (no blog) and I left bright and early to do our own quilt shop hop in NY and Vermont. Nancy is a friend and longarm quilter extraordinaire who worked her magic on my Lemoyne Star quilt that I pieced when my modem died about a month ago that you can see and read about here.
The main purpose of our trip was to visit a shop where Nancy buys some of the thread for her longarm machine. She currently has a quilt on the rack for which she needed more thread to complete.
Our first stop was at a relatively new quilt shop in the picturesque little town of Rouses Point, NY. Here’s Nancy pictured at the entrance to the shop.
Fibre Junction has only been open since May of this year but if you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re into Civil War and Reproduction fabrics.
Here’s Nancy paying for her purchases…
From there, we crossed the bridge over Lake Champlain into Vermont. We proceeded down Interstate 89 to Williston and to our next stop…Strawberry & Rhubarb.
Nancy bought her thread and I bought some fat quarters which will be used for some of the blocks for the ‘Aqua and Red’ swap which you can link to from my sidebar.
From there we headed just down the road, made a right turn at the first traffic lights and proceeded about 1. 5 miles to Sew Many Treasures.
Here, I bought some of the most amazing turkey red fabrics.
Aren’t they stunning? All the way home I kept on repeating how much I ♥ these fabrics!
From there we proceeded to Yankee Pride. This is another great shop in Essex Junction, VT.
Here I managed to find some fabric from the Sampler Collection by Windham Fabrics that was being sold at 50% off so I bought all the remaining yardage that was left on the bolt to use as backing for a future project.
Our shopping extravaganza lasted about 10 hours…and we didn’t even stop for lunch! I arrived back home at about 8 o’clock last evening, tired, hungry and ever so happy with my purchases and especially my day.
Thanks so much, Nancy. I can’t wait to do it again!