Sunday, June 19, 2011


We were greeted by these colorful chickens at Thimbles and Threads in Draper. When I started to take this picture the clerk went to get out of the picture. I told her to stay so everyone could see how smiling and happy everyone is that works there. I'd be happy to if I worked at a fabric store. Of course, I would never get a paycheck money!

There front porch is so inviting with lots of chairs, rockers and flowers to enjoy. Lots of us were taking advantage of them too.

This is the baby section of the store. Love that cute little buggy and rattle quilt.

Their theme quilt was amazing! They took each shops quilt block pattern and incorporated it into the book bindings on the shelf. The leaves on the plant are 3 dimensional and the glass on the clock was made of clear plastic. It was a fantastic quilt.

Quilt Etc. has always been a favorite of mine. ( I think I may feel that way about all the shops!!) They have every fabric imaginable. Their theme, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" became evident at the front door with the crime scene tape across everything. The clerks had top hats and mustaches. This shop also served a lunch to everyone of barbeque sandwiches, chips, cookies and punch. Lots of fun games too.

Here's Dee writing just one more check!

Martha trying to decide on a vine green fabric for a project she started several years ago.

This is a view of some of the shoppers, fabrics, monthly blocks etc.

We went to 2 other shops but somehow I didn't get any pictures. Broadbents in Lehi had the theme "The Great Gatsby" and they had a quilt with the most amazing appliqued and thread art lady of the times. (Don't you hate it when someone tells you about something fantastic and then doesn't have a picture to share!!!).

We had a great day and sorry to miss out on the other shops. It's about a 2 hour drive from the Northern most to the Southern most shop in the Shop Hop. We overheard one lady say they allow 15 minutes per shop so they can get to all of them in one day. 15 minutes??? That's not even long enough to fondle all the lovely fabrics. We were gone for almost 9 hours and made it to 9 shops. I think that was pretty good.

Tomorrow: a couple of pictures of quilts that I just HAVE to make someday and the fabric I purchased.

Happy Quilting! Lynda


Cathie said...

Lynda, Thanks for posting your shop hop adventure. I loved seeing the each shop and enjoyed reading about your experience. I don't get out of the shop during the event so I have to live vicariously through our shop hopper's blogs. Can't wait to see your purchases on your next post.

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, what a shopping trip. I love the book shelf quilt, it's just gorgeous.

QuiltSue said...

I am so enjoying "our" shop hop adventure. Thank you for sharing it with us.