Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Field Trip

On Monday, Kristie, Becky and I went to three different quilt shops in the south Atlanta area. Wow, did we have a great time. I haven't laughed that much in ages. We had a lot to talk about on the way to our first stop. We had just found out a few days ago that we were going to be furloughed for three days, which in today's economy isn't that unusual, except we all are media specialists for Gwinnett county. (I always thought my job was pretty safe, guess not anymore.) The three of us understand the reason for the furlough, but aren't really too happy about it. Well, by the time we had discussed school and tried to solve the financial problems of the state we had reached our first stop, A Scarlet Thread. Boy, was I impressed. The shop is huge, 7,000 bolts of fabric. They have a variety of lines and wonderful samples made up. Kristie even bought fabric for a quilt that the sample was just laying on the table. They were nice enough to help her with the fabric and the yardage. It was my first time at this shop and I will definitely go back, although considering the drive not too often. I did manage to buy a couple of patterns, fabric for boxers for my hubby for Christmas, and a kit. Becky added to her collection of black and white fabrics.
Out next stop was O'Charley's for lunch, who knew that lunch could be so entertaining. After lunch we went to another new shop, for us anyway., The Gardener's Quilts in Jackson. This was another great shop, lots of Moda. The three of us added to our stashes with fat quarters. From there it was on to Quilts and Fixins in Jonesboro This wasn't a new shop, but it was on the way home and we didn't want to overlook any shop. It was a great day!! I didn't go overboard on purchases, the kit was a splurge; that hopefully won't age in my sewing room too long.


Micki said...

I wish that I could have gone with you to the quilt shops!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Looks like you snagged a good bit my friend and had a blast along the way. Way to enjoy a furlough.