Friday’s Vacation Week Finish

This is the last in the vacation/AQS show blog series. Little did I know it would be such a busy quilty week.
There are several quilt shops in the area and the first stop was Fons and Porter in Winterset Iowa.

  My husband bought me several quilt pins. for a miniature quilt I plan to make.

 Whenever I am in a quilt shop I look for fat quarters for future projects. Right now that is black/white/red and neutrals. I had several fat quarters in my hand when it was announced  that all their fat quarters were $1.00 if you bought 20 or more. I already had $20.00 worth in my hand at full retail, so it made sense to just pick out 20!
I ended up with 35.
This is just a glimpse in the bag. 

Next stop, Adel Quilting and Dry Goods Co. in Adel, Iowa. A cute cute shop and the owners were very friendly. My husband, Greg, enjoyed commiserating with the owners husband, Frank, on what it means to be a quilters husband, and how trips are planned around quilt shop stops.

 She took pictures of us on the front porch which can be seen here on her blog if  you scroll down a bit.

I found this pattern at The Quilt Block. The name of the pattern is perfect – One More Bag.  I have tons of bags and bag patterns. They had a sample made up and I liked the size and weight and the pattern is perfect for my Japanese Taupe’s.

Then there is Creekside Quilting where I purchased this pattern and kit that I started while on vacation.

Finally, there was the Fons and Porter Warehouse sale where all bolts of fabric were $6.00 a yard. This was located not far from where we were camping so it was the last stop before heading home.

The week purchases were insane. I hear about fabric diets all the time from other quilters. I think I need to go on one as I have more than enough to keep me busy for a long time.

What will be keeping you busy in the days ahead?

Enjoy the journey, Jackie

  • Sandi Colwell

    Oh my gosh, I just love those pins and the bags!! You’re a lucky girl! 🙂

  • Looks like you’ve been to Quilters heaven!! 🙂