Did you Shop till you Dropped?
Thank you Carol and the Barn Raisers, for providing refreshments for our Shop Hop. Was great to be able to take time out, sit down and relax with others before we went around shopping for the 2nd time.
Surgeries and family obligations prevented a couple of shops from attending - the ones that came did a fantastic job of providing lots of "Candy" for our shoppers from Miltonvale, Linn, Palmer, Clay Center and all sites in between and afar.
Jenell H. brought in a "Show 'n Tell" quilt for display - it's off to the kids before the next meeting. It is a California way much bigger than a king size, folded over here. Marabella (sp?) from Miltonvale did the quilting.
Thank you Jenell for sharing, great job and wonderful quilt. And it is reversible as Jenell "hid" the label.
Miltonvale / Piecemakers were with us and brought in two quilts that will be at this years Tootlefest. Click on the picture and you can read all about it, mark your calendars for August 26th.
There is also a Surprise listing for this years events - the Quilt Show is featuring our very own - Frances B. Yeah Frances! She will also be demonstrating with Jenell H.
Come and pay your $3 to get into the show and you will have an opportunity to win this T-shirt quilt depicting years of Tootlefesting.
See the quilt in the top left? That is the Opportunity Quilt that the Piecemakers have for 2017. I got my ticket for it.
This shot will show you the colors and fabrics. Perfect colors for me - right? Blue and yellow.
As you came in the door and turned to your right, Luann with Hidden Treasurers in Mankato was set up. How many of us got that darling panel for a kissing reading book? She had quite a few things that drew you right into her "Shop".
Then the Ladies with No Place Like Home from Minneapolis peaked our interests with their offerings.
How many of you got a chance to see the copperish metal quilt blocks? Thank you ever so much for joining our shop hop - yep, forgot her name......but I do remember that she is Deb O's daughter-in-law. Forgive me.
Lucky Charm Quilts from Chapman had a lot of doo dads that no quilter can be without.
Marsha with Fabric Essentials from Concordia was packed with items to entice us in.
Shopping is great, having time to talk and enjoy each others company is even better.
And if shopping and food were not enough...........
Now how much more can you ask for?
Minneapolis' 'No Place Like Home' owner, Karalee, demo-ed "Cake Mix Recipes"
Don't remember how many there are for the 10" layer cakes, but there are currently 4 different Cup Cake recipes for the 5" charm packs. Karalee walked us through the steps and raved how she did not have to square up the half square triangles when she was done. Whoa! What a selling point.
And of course having a quilt top to show us from one of the recipes - that always is a plus. She rushed to get it done before she came so we could get an idea. Each recipe pack makes 42 blocks. This 'recipe' was sold out before Karalee's second demo.
Many have heard of and seen - now thanks to Karalee, we know what they are.
Diane with Lucky Charm Quilts in Chapman had a blast at market and brought back for all of us a new tool to aid us in getting the perfect seam allowance. The ruler she is holding has three holes in it at different measurements.
(And no, the sewing machine was not for sale. ha ha)
Line the ruler up with your needle and then stick down the orange ruler (seen on the machine) and you are off with an accurate seam allowance.
Diane was scheduled for two Demo's - but she sold out after the first. I love to be able to see what a product actually does.
(psst - word is, Diane may bring back the progressive sale. Keep checking out her facebook and e-mailings)
Thank you ladies for the turn out, for bringing your family and friends and for helping to keep our quilt shops going.
Thank you Quilt Shops for giving us your time and "dragging" all that cool stuff to us.
Together we keep each other going.
That you Program Chairs - Susie and Sara - for a wonderful Shop Hop.
See you next month.