Thursday, July 25, 2013

345 Miles, 6 Quilt Shops......Priceless

OK, OK I know it has been a long, long time since I blogged, but what can I say, I've been busy!

I really want to post all the wonderful things I have been doing, but I think I will start with the latest and work my way backwards.

This past weekend (July 19th & 20th) a few of us QBees went on a Mini Shop Hop.  It was so much fun to spend time with these ladies.  I cannot remember the last time I laughed so much.    Who went you ask?  Me, Barb Bond (who I will refer to as Barbie), Gladys Ashenfelter & Barb Richards (who I refer to lovingly as Momma Barb).

I was the designated driver and I drove all 345 miles on this adventure.  I love driving so I didn't mind at all.  Gladys even told me what a good driver I was.  There was only one incident...which I will get to later

I thought I would choose quilt shops in Central Ohio, but for the past two years we have been wanting to get to Fabric Shack in Waynesville, OH which is a good 3 hour drive for us.  What better way to make our way there than to hop around and see what other shops are offering. 

I chose shops I thought would offer different styles of quilting and different types of fabric. 

Our first stop was in Newark, OH at Bunny's Sew Fine Fabrics.

We were ready to go!

Momma Barb & Gladys
                                   Barbie patiently waiting for us!

There are many differnt rooms in this shop which, as you can tell, is a house.  Each room has specific fabrics in it.  This is the front room.
 In front of the picture window is a basket of Jelly Rolls and a pan of buttons.
This cupboard is full of fat quarters and the door made perfect quilt racks.  Many patterns were also in this room.  It was full!

This is Linda, the owner of Bunny's.  She took the kitchen and made it into the cutting area.  There are many samples hanging around this area.

            Yes, she is cutting 'shark' fabric for me!

Down the hallway to the left and then right, is a room full of 1930 reproduction fabrics and the holiday fabrics.

                   This is where I found the sharks!

As you continue down the hallway, there is the bathroom, another room that has a longarm quilting machine and one last room that is the classroom.

As you turn right at the cutting area you find...

                                  Civil War Prints...

                        I caught Barbie by surprise!

Also you find...
        Thimbleberries and all sorts of blenders.....


                               Books and magazines!

The hallway is also put to good use.
                                  This holds the kits and notions.'s time to pay the piper!!
I am standing near the front door taking this picture.  The check out is in the front room right next to another beautiful sample quilt. 

Linda started us off on the right foot.  She is so friendly and took time with each of us and waited on other customers as well.  Thank You Linda for a great start to our Shop Hop. 

It's time for lunch!  Here we come!

That's what I'm talkin' about!!! 

I will contimue tomorrow with our next stop.....stay tuned!


  1. How exciting is this! Am so happy to hear about your adventures on the road. Love to hear about the different quilt shops! Love it all! Look forward to seeing and hearing about the rest of your trip! Thanks for blogging about it!

  2. I love road trips with good friends and fun shops! It's always a good time!!

  3. We had such fun and lots of adventures. To be continued . . .