We had a great outing to Kenora today! Sadly 3 gals canceled (we missed you), but 9 of us went for the day! After both car-loads met up at the South side rest-stop at the Manitoba/Ontario boarder, we headed straight to the new Keewatin quilt shop "Cottage Country Quilts". A beautiful shop! We enjoyed our stop there.... AND our goodies! 8-)
My goodies that came home with me from the first shop....
A Hollyhocks quilt caught my eyes, as did D's, and right away I went to look for the pattern! I plan to make this for my mother. Grandpa used to grow hollyhocks beside his house for years, and several times during the season he would bring my mother a bouquet of them. Whenever Mom sees, or receives hollyhocks, she fondly thinks of dear Grandpa, thus the thought to make this for her.
Two Moda charm packs, one fat quarter, 1.5 m of red fabric for a black/white/red paper-pieced quilt I plan to make once I have collected enough, and a pigma pen. I did pretty good for someone that was going to restrain herself! 8-)
Next we went into Kenora to hit the next shop. I had been to this shop before, but it had since moved to a new, better location. Right on Main Street beside the City Hall's parking-lot (photo).
After all 9 of us managed to safely cross Kenora's busy Main Street, we entered the Quilter's Quarters Quilt Shop. Lots to see and feel there, and we did good damage there!!! Damage to our pocket-books that is.... In the photo D and J stand in victory upon exiting the shop! Ready to face whatever else comes their way! 8-)
These are the goodies that came home with me from that shop. Ten fat quarters, and a half meter of fabric with birch trees. Good for my landscaping stash. The one fat quarter is footprints in the sand.... cute!
I had my eye on another pattern, but thought, "I have enough patterns at home and on the internet to last me a lifetime!!", so I left it there.....
That be it for tonight people! I shall post more tomorrow....
Goodnight from me, from where I am... 8-)