Saturday, June 18, 2011


I've been busy for several days with my daughter, SIL and granddaughter, son, DIL, and granddog (yes I said dog!) visiting. We've had lots of fun at the aquarium, playing games, visiting, laughing and eating but now they have all left for home and our house is sooooo QUIET!!

Friday I took a day off work and went shop hopping with 3 of my quilting friends. What a fun day. By the time we hit our 9th shop our feet were telling us it must be time to quit tho. Here are a few pictures of the places we shopped. The theme of the Shop Hop this year was great books. The shops were all decorated and the clerks all decked out in costumes. Elaine's Quilt Block in Cottonwood Heights had the book "Treasure Island". Everyone was dressed as pirates.

Here are my 3 friends, Dee, Martha and Suzanne checking out the pirate map quilt. Each shop had its own block, which they gave us the pattern for, and a quilt using the patterns. It was fun to see each shops interpretation of the book.

The lines for cutting and paying got pretty long sometimes but it was all fun waiting for the games, the prizes and the treats.

Pine Needles in West Jordan had "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. Don't you just want to fun your hands over that fabric.

The squares on the floor were for a game. Every shop had oodles of quilts and kits and animal pillows and sales.

Piper's Quilts & Comforts in Salt Lake City Had "Alice in Wonderland". I love all the oldhats on display on the wall.

Outside is so beautiful. The Clematis were in full bloom and the house and yard looked like a wonderland. They even had a table set up where children could make the cutest flower ring pin holder.

One shop I've always loved is Whimsey Cottage in Holladay. They had the perfect book, "Where the Wild Things Are"......because they have the best wild fabric around. They specialize in wild and busy imaginitive quilts. Here Dee is resting her feet in the perfect sitting area to check out their books.

Don't know if you can see the 2 quilts hanging on the wall behind the check out table. One is the Cat in the Hat and the other is beautiful, bright colored houses. We left our homes about 8:30 a.m. and got back home about 5:30 p.m.

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More shops tomorrow and a look at my purchases!

Happy Quilting! Lynda


Brenda said...

Ooh, so fun! I'm jealous! Thanks for sharing the pictures...

Oops-Lah said...

Great quilt shops! I love going to a new shop; and you are very lucky to have so many to choose from. And I do want to know what you've bought ;). Will keep checking tomorrow.

Nina Lise Moen said...

That sounds like fun, exhausting but fun.-) we don't have enough quilt shops around here to do shop hops, so I always enjoy reading about them and seeing pictures!

QuiltSue said...

Oh that looks like such fun. Nothing like that ever happens in the UK as far as I know.

Kathy said...

Looks like you had quite the day. I imagine you slept well when you got home!!

Tonya said...

Oh that looks like great fun! I wanna go next time! And I am thinking I would love that Whimsy shop!!