Sunday 21 July 2013

Shopping with Friends

I had an absolutely delightful self-designed shop hop with two quilty friends last week. It was mid-week, which made it easier all around (less traffic, less people, etc).

We started out at a place in Buffalo called Elmwood Village Fabrics. It seemed like it would be exactly our taste: modern fabric in a big building.
Elmwood Village Fabrics
This picture, unfortunately, sums up pretty much the entirety of the selection:
Modern? Yes. Limited? Totally.
The place only took up one tiny corner of that big house. It was also HOT (43 degrees or something like that) and this place had no air conditioning. Other than C getting a (shock!) Amy Butler tunic pattern, we bought nothing and didn't stay long.

After a trip to The Olive Garden for lunch (we haven't had an OG in Canada for years!), a trip to Jo-Ann for cheap batting (50% off!!) and a couple of other small stops, we made our way back over the border and headed to Bee Modern fabrics in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Bee Modern
We were absolutely enchanted. Despite the tiny size the fabric selection was delicious! Modern, full lines in lots of colours.

More drool!
Even A bought fabric here and she NEVER buys fabric! C and I don't have that problem, though, and promptly jumped on a deal for 10 fat quarters of our choice. After selecting them we had a good laugh about how we both are "modern" yet chose TOTALLY different fabrics. See?
My choices are on the right, C's on the left. Oh my.
And her Kaffe Fassett fabrics are gorgeous, don't get me wrong. They just don't speak to me personally. I think that is why it is so fun having young quilty friends. You can share your tastes with each other!

We then made a little stop in St. Catharines at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. We were tired by now, and the fabric selection wasn't stellar.
Last stop!

When is the last time you saw some of this awesome line? Love it!

A sample quilt on the wall at Kindred Spirits.
We didn't buy anything here but headed home to our air conditioning and to fondle our new purchases.

It was a fun day with fun ladies!


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