Sunday, March 16, 2014

Celebrating National Quilt Day!

Yesterday was National Quilt Day and I enjoyed every minute of it! I grabbed Pauline from the Sunshine Club and the two of us made a day of shopping the quilt shop sales. We wound our way up through Alton Bay where the frozen lower tip of Lake Winniepesaukee was decorated with "bob" houses for ice fishing and small airplanes. Snow mobiles raced us along the icy surface.

We drove for an hour or so to The Mothership, a.k.a. Keepsake Quilting's retail store.

Their 20 % off everything, even sale fabrics, had attracted a fair sized group of dedicated quilters and we were glad to find a parking space in the closer parking lot.

Here's Pauline finding some good deals in the Keepsake Outlet Store just beyond the archway from the main store. I found two bolts there that I had two yards cut off each one. Justin did a great job waiting on me!

I found 8 Fat Quarters in the Civil War section, which has been moved to an area with much better lighting. I just hope that their selection of Civil War stuff is not shrinking!

Pauline chose some marvelously coordinated Bella solids in turquoise and robin's egg blue. Lauren did a great job of waiting on her promptly.

Even with three cutters, we needed to wait our turns, but not long! Then Terry cashed us out and we were on our way!

We stopped at The Quilted Frog and said "Hello" to Anne and Jody there.

I forgot to bring in my camera, but this picture is from back in January when we last visited them. I was thrilled that they still had some of the Nancy Gere's Women of Courage Windham line available.

Here is the loot that I got for the day, yippee! This is from The Mothership:

And here is the booty from The Quilted Frog:

I love florals; I love reds. So what's not to love here? LOL!

I hope that you enjoyed your quilt day as much as I did!

If you are reading this on Sunday, up until midnight tonight, there are a few episodes of The Quilt Show for free over at TQS. You can check it out here.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interviews with Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts and the one with The First Lady Of Quilting, Eleanor Burns.

Happy quilting, everybody!


cityquilter grace said...

lovely haul vic...i of course was working saturday but have been watching episodes of TQS....

helen said...

Oh, I wished I had so many quilt shops around here!! Beautiful fabrics you bought! And thank you so much for the link for the interview with Eleanor Burns - I really enjoyed it!!
Best wishes!

Janet O. said...

Looks like you had a grand day out! You found a lot of lovely reds, my friend! As to the selection of CW fabrics at Keepsake--can it get much smaller? Just sayin'. : )

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