Our next stop was in Rockford, Illinois where we stopped at this pretty farm.
This sweet farmhouse held treasures inside...
It's the home of Quilter's General Store
and you can find their website here.
The shop was really buzzing with happy quilters - both shoppers and students in classes.
They carry wonderful lines of cotton reproductions and have some sweet antiques displayed
lending a homey atmosphere.
The inspiration continues...
I was especially thrilled to find this corner -
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses!
I've been contemplating this for some time and here was an opportunity to try a few blocks!
These came home with me - I would have been more than happy to buy one of each, but I tried to restrain myself ;)
Our final stop was also in Rockford.
I was fading fast, and they didn't allow photos.
You can find their website here.
So since you couldn't come along with us in person, I thought it would be nice to have a little giveaway:
Some squares of the luscious pastel wools, a little paper piecing kit to try, a pair of scissor and a quilt dot magnet.
The scissors were cute with little safety pins on them and the magnet has a pretty quilt design.
This giveaway is open to all and I will select a random winner on Friday, April 8th.
Simply leave a comment on this post or send me an email with "Shop Hop Giveaway" in the subject line and tell me...
Have you tried English Paper Piecing and what do you think of it?
Thanks for joining us on our shop hop!
And thank you to Aileen, Jan and Susan for a fun-filled day filled with happy memories!
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose. "