After teaching EMS class in the morning, Roadie (aka Nancie Van Alstyne) and I headed out to participate in the area’s 2017 Shop Hop. Our first stop was in South Glens Falls at Adirondack Quilts, where I was thrilled to see my very first “display” of my patterns!
The quilt to the left is my Christmas on Cardinal Mountain, made in beautiful winter and cardinal fabrics, there are quilt kits available. If you’re looking for quick, easy and portable Christmas ideas for the Summer, this is the project! When hand stitching the embroidered blocks, hoop and notions can easily fit in a quart size plastic zip bag. You could even make multiples of this quilt, each in a different colorway, for those on your holiday gift list.
While at Adirondack, there was yummy cake to sample and HQ Long Arm Machine demos.
From Adirondack Quilts, we headed over to Wynter Haven Quilt Studio at 4 South Western Ave., in Queensbury. While enjoying the wonderful selection of fabrics, notions and patterns, I had an unexpected but delightful surprise. One of the other customers kept looking over at me and she looked familiar to me too. Soon she came over to say hi and I learned she was one of the Wings Falls Quilt Guild members, who had attended a recent program I had given.
Wings Falls Quilter Jeanette, a gracious and fun lady, made my day! How wonderful to think I might have a “fan”. My recent lecture and class at the April meeting of the Wings Falls Quilt Guild was a great day – filled with warm and friendly ladies (and a man), who made me feel right at home.
It was my first visit to Wynter Haven but certainly not my last. Owner Jill White, and her staff, were all fun and super helpful and they have some of the most beautiful fabrics, especially the new line of dragonflies fabrics!
Roadie and I finished the day with visits to The Joyful Quilter and The Quiltbug. Sue at The Joyful Quilter was quite busy carrying boxes of new fabric cutters out to customer’s cars and treating us all to bottles of cold water and bags of snacks! Kris and her ladies at The Quiltbug had the shop hopping, with so much fabric cutting going on and raising money with a beautiful charity quilt.
We will be out next Saturday to finish our the Shop Hop adventure. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SHOP THE SHOPS!!! Without our local quilt shops, we truly would be nowhere. Yes, many items can be found on the Internet but you can’t find the inspiration, you can’t fondle the fabric, you won’t have the personal attention and caring from a fellow quilter, like you can at your favorite shop. It’s our job to support them, so that they can be there to support us. After all, quilters are the best!!