Thursday, October 11, 2012

Traveling west

I went my annual pilgrimage to meet up with my girlfriends from college.  I'm always so lucky to be close enough to (most) of them.

I went with my quilty friend Jovanna and it's a lovely time to find new quilt stores along the way.
I have to say that I had great restraint the entire trip!

We first stopped at cutest shop Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop in Vancouver, Washington.   I picked up two lovely greys and a Lo-Lo Bar - eep!

Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop in Vancouver, WA

On this trip, Jovanna and I got to meet up with Melissa who blogs over at Sew Bittersweet Designs

We also got to meet Melissa's lovely daughter, Anne.  By the end of the visit I knew she's a quilters daughter. 

We all went to 2 quilt stores.  In the first quilt store she greeted the quilt store worker and ran straight to the toy area.  I was just giggling and then tried to absorb the lovely fabrics.  After playing with the toys for about 60 seconds she started looking for Jovanna and I.  Oh the fun of a toddler!

Once Anne found me she instantly started petting bolts of fabric that caught her eye.  She said something like 'ohhh gorgous'.   Anne being very polite, smiled and nodded when I said a fabric was lovely.
The second quilt store was a bit larger layout.  Anne had toddler speed that took all of three of us to make sure she was not running away.  At one point in time she zoomed past all of us and said 'Ohhh Minky' while hugging the bolt of Minky. I can't get over how adorable Anne is and that she's so hip on all the fabric types! 

It was such a lovely visit to finally meet a blogging, on-line quilting, quilty friend I forgot to get a photo! 

I guess that means that I need to make another visit - if she'll let me.

Until then I have a few quilt tops and other things to show. . I love fall!


  1. How very cool you got to meet Melissa and Anne! Fun hearing about Anne and her knowledge/love of fabrics. :) Too cute!

  2. Isn't it great to have real life friends who also love to quilt?! I've found a few over the past few years (thanks to the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild) and I don't know how I used to be so secluded in this crafty world!

  3. We had so much fun meeting you and Jovanna too! Anne keeps asking me where our quilt friends are - she totally fell in love with you ladies!

  4. Hee hee, love the quilt shop tales


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