March 27, 2011

Trip Treasures!

Here are a few of my favorite things I brought home from my trip.

First of all a wall hanging, showing the handwork of the Amish people from Sylvia's Quilt shop.

A few things from the Kettle Kitchen Village in Intercourse, PA. I found these cute bracelets for the girls. They are called Viva Beads. Check their website out, they really have some cute stuff. Of course I had to get one for myself too. Jams and salsa for Stuart from the Village Jams and Jellies and chocolate for everyone. My little purchase from Pennsaylvania Fabric Outlet. They had such a great selectionof button and the zippers were cheap! I think the buttons I got would make some cute vintage bracelets. I probably will regret not getting more. Oh well. Here are some things I picked up at the quilt show. From Attic Heirlooms I picked up a cute wool felt pincushion and bracelet kit From The Old Country Store I found chocolate bars for the girl's at work. Look at the cute wrapper. Chocolate wrapped in a quilt, can it get better than that? Yeah, eating it! This boothe had the funnest toys for quilters. The Quilters Toy Shop had any kind of gadget a sewer would want. I found these cute fat quarters, a new scissor leash and the coolest pocket eye glass cleaner. Perfect for the sewing drawer or bag. The Beckoning Cat shop was full of Japanese fabrics. Her diawabo selection was just beautiful. She had charm packs already cut. And look at this piece from Amy Butler. It's from a line called Sunbloom. I understand it was from her first line of fabrics printed in Japan. It's a nice linen, it will make a great bag.
A new ruler and quilt book from a wonderful quilt shop from Hagerstown, MA called Wilson's. This shop reminds me of the Corn Wagon, alot of the same features and fabric that we sell. This ruler has the same concept of the Twister ruler only you can use it on strip piecing and 9 patch blocks. When should I get started?
Are you into the civil war fabrics? OMG this boothe had lots of precuts. Lancaster Traditional was the name of the boothe. His website is If you are wanting precuts of some of your favorites check this site out. I think it will be time worth spent.
And from Quilts Plus I picked up some bag patterns and supplies. I'm hoping to do some of them in bag classes. The prices on her hardware were very reasonable. Connie had several purses made from Diawabo's. I am going to use my charm pack for one of her new designs, the Bogota Bag. Pictured in the front. Won't that be cute?
So there are a few of my favorite things. Of course there were little odds and ends along the way like my chicken pincushion from Lapps Quilting, my wooden quilt pin from Rob Nettleton of the Wood Quilter. He does some pretty amazing things with such tiny pieces of wood. Sorry I don't have pictures, to much stuff to remember. I'll try and get a picture for you. But check out his website to see an array of projects he has. Hope you have enjoyed my show and tell.


carina said...

hey Shannon, of course i loved read your show and tell story. Now you nead a lot of time to make everyting!! Groet Carina

Yvonne said...

That is why your suitcase was so heavy! Hope everyone liked their gifts! I know every little thing brings back sweet memories.