Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Day One of the Shop Hop

March 8-15th was theVermont Shop Hop so Thing One and I took the opportunity to get away from the boys and visit some quilt shops. We spent Saturday the 8th visiting shops, then we went overnight on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th to visit the rest of them. In those three days, we put more than 600 miles on the Mom-mobile, stayed overnight in Burlington, Vermont and bought a bunch of fun fabrics.

As part of the shop hop, each store gave out a portion of a quilt pattern. This year, the quilt was called Yankee Thrift, and designed by Beth Ferrier. Each shop made up their own version of the quilt, and many of them offered kits as well. I took pictres of each quilt and will share each of the quilts with you in case you love seeing the same design made up in different fabrics as much as I do.

The first shop we visited was Country Treasures in Chester, Vermont. Ths is one of my favorite shops anywhere.

Her version of the quilt

Next up, Quiltaway in Westminster, VT. She has a lot of batiks, and a fair amount of Asian fabrics. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is pretty big inside!

Quilt-Away's version of the shop hop quilt

The third shop we visited was The Norton House in Wilmington. This is the shop that is my LQS in Vermont. I am in there at least once or twice a month, since it is only about 3 miles from the cabin. Interestingly, even though we were shop hopping, I never thought to take a picture of the shop, or the quilt she made. I think that I go so often, it didn't seem like something out of the ordinary, maybe. Sigh. I'll get pictures the next time I am in Vermont to share with you. She recently changed all the lighting in the shop to Full Spectrum lights. Hurray!!

After visiting these three shops, we had to go home for Dance recital practice.


Carol E. said...

At first I thought those bolt tops on the bottom of the quilt were fringey loops. Whatever, it's a cool pattern.

Marilyn R said...

I loved seeing the quilt in different fabrics - so different!