Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Quilt Shop Visit

While in North Carolina, our daughter took us to visit a wonderful quilt shop in Granite Falls, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The shop is in the old farmhouse that belonged to the grandparents of the shop owner, Martha. It's located on a winding country road and we knew we were there when we saw the quilts on the porch rail.

We were warmly greeted and I spent some "quality time" looking and buying. I especially loved the shelves of depression era reproductions since I'm hooked on paper piecing the Grandmother's Flower Garden hexagons. There were also quite a few bolts of Thimbleberries on a half-price sale.

After looking awhile, I made my choices. I thought of Linda when I saw this packet. She has inspired me to use some soft pastels and pretty pinks!

I got a Moda Portbello jelly roll and Merry and Bright charm packs, fat 8ths of reproductions for my hexagons, some pretty fat quarters, fall fat quarters and a Thimbleberries fabric that I fell in love with.

I know I will be visiting the shop online here
It's nice to help a small business grow...especially a quilter-owned quilt shop!!!!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit ... have a blessed day!


Lynn said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog. Lucky you getting to the mountains. I haven't been there in a few years - but when I see pictures like yours - I know it's time to go back. And you found a quilt shop there - even better!

Linda said...

Oh my, what lovely purchases, I fell in love with the pastels. What do you have planned for them?

drucillastitches said...

Hello Karen,
Nice to meet you, thank you for commenting on my blog!
It looks like Christmas came early for you my friend! Love those fabrics! It's such a treat for me to visit my favorite quilt shop in Jonesborough, TN, love it!!