Yesterday Nancy, Karen and went on a little road trip. Karen won a store prize during the recent Quilt Rush (I was in Idaho), at the quilt store that was the furthest away. Karen sweet talked Nancy and I into going with her back up there. It didn't talk much sweet talking.
We went to five shops - one in Marysville, two in Paradise and two in Chico. First stop was Sew So Shop in Marysville. I'm getting ready to make a new tote and found the perfect coordinating fabric there. Second stop was Morning Star Quilts in Paradise...this shop has two large rooms, it was very difficult to get out of the first room, so many beautiful batiks. This is the shop that Karen won her prize from - it was Moda pre-cut 2.5 inch squares - I think they call them Petit Fours. The third shop was Debbie's Quilt Shop, it was a cute little (very little) shop with lots of 30's reproduction fabrics.
After a quick lunch we headed to Chico and The Rabbit Hole. There was so much fabric, quilt samples, and quilt panels everywhere it was almost hard to see. A little bit of everything.
The last store was Honey Run Quilting. There was a baby shower going on in their class room next door and the only person in the shop was a very nice elderly lady (80's plus) who was a little hard of hearing, or a very good sales person. Nancy asked for a yard of fabric and the lady said "Two and half yards?" Too funny.Isn't this the cutest little outfit? This was the store's sample. My grandniece will be five on Friday, I'm going to make this for her birthday (not those fabrics). Unfortunately there is no way I'll have it done in time.
We had a great road trip. I don't know if it is good or bad that after visiting five quilt shops this was all I bought.