My “list” contained just 1 item for this trek!!! Yup, just 1 and it was this…….an additional Aurifil thread in this color. How hard could that be??? Well, in the shops we were to visit, only 1 had this brand and it was not the first shop, or the second!!!! Anyhow………….
I’ll give you the quick(?) retail account. First up was Quilt Basket & Creations, located in Viroqua, Wisconsin. We’ve been there on many previous occasions and always find a little something to take home. See my post here for earlier visit info. Just a few items made it to the car…….. A couple of $1 fat quarters….always needed!!!! And that piece by Kate Spain—-glorious! A small bag of jingle bells…..just because!!! AND this panel Isn’t that the most perfect candidate for this motif?????? Stay tuned on this one!! I know it’s a winter theme and I’m so ready to move on to warmth BUT 50% off and the opportunity to use “Feather Galaxy”====perfect!!!!
The next shop was a bit further down the road in Richland Center, WI. The Thimble and Thread is located in a building once used as a motel and now each room has been changed to create shop space, an office, longarm room, workshop area and storage! Only picked up some pre-printed fabric labels!!! Pretty good so far…………..
This gorgeous shop is my “Radiance” fabric source!!!!!! Is that not the most fabulous array you’ve ever laid eyes on??? (drooling………….) Nope……I’m good in that department, thank you very much but the thread!!! Yup……they had it, along with the “InsulBrite” that I use when making hot pads/pot holders. That last item really was one of those……..”I see it/I remember I’m down to my last bit of it”-type purchases…..saves future frustration when trying to construct that ‘perfect’/last minute gift!!!!
Moving onward……to our last stop. Village Creek Quilts was actually (kinda, sorta) the reason we went this direction in the first place. Their specialty is pre-cuts and the owner has made a fab business of utilizing those in creative new ways.
I am here to tell you that her techniques are so simple and so easy that the temptation is to tell yourself “I’ll remember that!”……guess again!!! Her ability to turn 10” and 5” squares into fab new piecings is quite amazing. Moral of the story…..buy her books!!!!!
Just 2 little packages of precuts followed me home (I was quite pleased with myself!!! Remember….I only needed thread!!!!!)
So the day ended. Oh yes, we did stop for a quick bite to eat…..nothing spectacular, though cuz fabric was our “mission”!!!!!!!