I said I would be back with yesterday's goodies and here they are. First up is the welcome gift from Karen and Bron: an adorable tote bag, a Stitchery magazine, Mrs. Martins Quilt pattern and chocolate (already eaten and very yummy).
Our first stop of the morning was the New England Quilt Museum. The exhibition was Metrotextural: Art Quilts of the Manhattan Quilters Guild. The quilts were definitely art quilts and many were gorgeous. Some left us wondering, but I guess that happens often. In the sale section of the gift shop I found this book on Big Stitch Quilting for 40% off. Since I started big stitch quilting without directions I figured for $8 I would make sure I'm doing it right.
The two-hour drive to Keepsake Quilting was gorgeous. The trees were colorful and the skies were a brilliant blue. Karen and Bron were amazed by the gorgeous colors. We shopped at Keepsake for a little over an hour. As I always do when I visit a quilt shop I check out the sale area first. I found these stripe prints for $4 a yard - bought one yard of each.
This alphabet panel was marked down to $4. There are two full alphabets on the panel. I'm thinking of making an alphabet book for the new grandbaby with them.
I was born and raised in Minnesota and laughed out loud when I saw this Minnesota fabric on sale. I bought two yards of it. I will add it to some other MN fabric I purchased last year.
While waiting for Bron to finish shopping I noticed a stack of cupcake and candy print fabrics by the cutting counter. I asked if they had any medley packages of the prints and they didn't. So I chose these three cupcake fabrics and bought half-yard cuts of each. I also bought a package of 10-inch squares of Aunt Grace solids to use with all the Aunt Grace repros I got for my birthday.
I'm definitely done shopping for a while. In the last two weeks I have purchased close to 50 yards of fabric and received 20 FQs as a birthday present. All of those fabrics should keep me busy for a while, don't you think so?