Sunday, August 4, 2013

8 shops in 3 days

A little more details about my free style quilt shop hop in Atlanta. I drove over Wednesday and ate dinner with my cousin Lynn before going on to my brother's house. His wife Doreen is a super quilter and knows the area quilt shops. She had planned which shops we would see each day. 
Thursday we went to Kiwi Quilts and Stitch 'n Quilt. I found some fabric to go with my Japanese girls fat quarter at the first shop. That evening we had dinner with another cousin then went to Gene and Doreen's dancing group. Nancy and I caught up while they danced the night away.
Friday we drove south to Quilts and Fixins and A Scarlet Thread. The happy news was the first shop was having a fat quarter sale, so I stocked up. The second shop was having a Christmas demo day and offered a free pattern and yummy cookies. I found some Christmas fat quarters that I liked and that was day 2.

Saturday we stopped by the Marietta Art Museum to see the Yarn Bomb installation. Doreen helped with the set up and said it was a great way to meet other community members.

We went to 4 shops and this was the cutest place-Cottontail Quilts in Kennesaw. We also went to Tiny Stitches, Little Quilts, and Red Hen Quilts. I found something at each shop from sale fat quarters to the Japanese brothers of my little Japanese girls. 

It was so much fun! Here is my haul. Many days of sewing ahead. Can't wait to share with you.