My friend Susan and I recently took on the daunting task of the largest Quilt Shop and Hop either of us has ever been on. Twenty-two stores took us 3 days which we combined into 2 trips as we stayed overnight once. It was a blast and you know, it actually had it's exhausting moments. We traveled from Galena all the way East to Arlington Heights together, stopping along the way....Gotta Have A Dream To Make A Dream Come True!
What treasures we found! And so many quilt stores we never would have known of. They were so excellent I am going to share the list here! It's a three month shop and hop ending September 30, 2011. You can still do it!
We are both hoping we win a prize from one of the stores. What a moment when we realized that IF we do win something we have to drive back to the store to pick it up. Yikes!
No problem though. Susan told me about a fiber store in St. Charles called "A Fine Line". They were closed when we were in town but it sounds fascinating. Check out http://www.afineline.org/. Sounds like they have a very interesting Holiday program.
Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop - Fox River Grove
Quilt in Joy, Huntley
Sewing concepts, Woodstock
Hopscotch Square, Woodstock
Material Girl Fabric Shop, Crystal Lake
Sunshine & Shadow Quilt Shoppe, McHenry
Acorn Quilts, Rockford
Lucky 2B Quilting, Rockford
It's for Quilting, Rockford
Quilter's General Store, Rockford
Quilter's Haven, Rockford
Phat Quarters, Galena
Quilter's Destination, Arlington Heights
Prairie Shop Quilts, Batavia
Sewwing Concepts, Carpentersville
Basketcases Unlimited, Clare
Judy's Quilt N Sew, Hampshire
Leaf River Quilt Company, Leaf River
Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe, Oswego
Harvest House Quilting, Plainfield
Sew Generously, St. Charles
Sawdust & Stitches, Elkhorn, WI
Just received dresses for my granddaughters from my friend Tanya. Want to check out more? Google "Palmo Originals". Great fabrics and reversible!!!!!!
20 Months old now! What a charmer.
Standing in front of the Zinnia Garden that is beautiful this year.