Everytime I see a "Quilt Sampler" magazine, I immediately check out the table of contents in hopes of finding a quilt shop with wool closer than my current 3 hours away.
This issue I hit the jackpot! A quilt shop 45 minutes away that carries a selection of wool!
As you can imagine, at the first opportunity, I went for a road trip to:
Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
The outside was so cozy and welcoming that I couldn't wait to peek inside.
Yep! Wool and wool applique patterns :)
They even had a basket filled with antique quilt blocks for sale!
Owned by mother and daughter team, Carrie and Katie, everyone was so friendly and helpful.
Lots of eye candy around each corner.
You can read more and see more pictures from the magazine article here.
And here are the treasures that came home with me - wool, of course, some yummy flannels, a book, a wool pincushion kit and a few of those antique quilt squares.
Then a few short hours later it was on to our once a month stitch club.
Jan, our resident finisher extraordinairre brought her latest finish:
Wow! Isn't it beautiful?!
And she had a few deliveries to make to other club members, as she finishes for others as well:
We were all amazed by her unique finish of these two needle punch projects that she combined for this wonderful hanger.
And this sweet pumpkin stand-up.
Don't you think that she should start a web business?
We keep telling her that she should, but that our projects should always take priority ;)