Monday, September 15, 2008

Quilting Adventures

I made it safe and sound (after 5 1/2 hours non-stop driving) to Richmond, Va and hurridly checked in to the hotel and made a dash for the quilt shop Quilting Adventures. If you are ever in this neck of the woods (just a hop, skip & jump off Interstate 64, north of Richmond) you have got to check out this shop. Very friendly salespeople, and there was a class going on in the back and everyone was laughing and just having the best time. The fabric selections are fantastic and lots of other goodies, like buttons, yarns, patterns, and more.
Of course I had to do my part to help support such a great shop. I bought some fabrics to use in my Nice People Nice Things quilt, a beautiful butterfly stain glass pattern, some needles and a birthday gift for a dear friend next month. The gift will just have to wait and be shown another time but I bet she will like it. I also made a dash to Books a Million and picked up the Quilt Sampler magazine and the book Atonement. Now I am all set for a relaxing evening here at the hotel. The large butterfly picture is the one that was on display in the quilt shop and it is absolutely gorgeous. They teach a class for this one!
And lest any of you think I went hungry (no snickering allowed) I stopped off the Famous Dave's Award Winning Pit BBQ Resturant and picked up a plate to bring back to the room. Ummmmm...sorry, no picture of that - but it sure was good and I was hungry.

10 comments:

julieQ said...

What a yummy trip! Quilting stuff and bbq included...mmm... I like the butterfly! Isn't is so pretty?

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

I love that butterfly!

Lyn said...

Hi Teresa, I too loved the butterfly.It would be a gorgeous centre piece for a quilt. Enjoy your trip.What a rip off for petrol prices? Regards Lyn

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

ROAD TRIP! You should be a travel tour guide, or at least work for the Chamber of Commerce there. Love your "haul". That butterfly is beautiful!

Lilly said...

Girl, you sure know how to travel. You bought some neat looking stuff and the butterfly is fantastic.
TTFN..........Lilly

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, looks like you have the makings for a perfect evening! I LOVED Atonement!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I'm going to be in VA in October so I'm going to have to make my husband stop there-along with some other shops!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

This sounds like a lovely evening. I found that little baby outfit to be so cute along with the Stitchopoly (?)-did I get that right? - never saw that before. And boy I sure forgot about the Quilt Sampler. Its been so long since I've been out to pick one up. Must correct that!

Flutterby Love, *karendiane./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Goosey said...

What a lovely shop! We tend to have little wee shops over here but they pack alot into them! There is only one shop I can think of in the uk that is any size with quilting stuff. You got some lovely bits, look forward to seeing them made up. BW Goosey

Carole said...

What a lovely trip! what goodies! Thanks for sharing pictures of the show! Keep well!