Thursday, March 31, 2016

Shop Hop~The End & A Giveaway

 
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. "
~Romans 8:28
 
Blessings, Patti

54 comments:

Barb said...

Wow---can't wait to get to your shops...feel like you a pre-travel agent! Thanks for sharing. Going to Yellow Creek next month.

Jacqueline said...

I enjoyed your hop via your posting. Live to far away to see the shops in person. What a very generous giveaway. Pls enter my name and thanks for the chance.

Cindi said...

I love the Quilters General Store. It has been a while since I have been there but I remember it had lots of inspiration. Thanks for sharing your visit. Cindi

marie said...

Looks like nice shops but too far away for me. Love the scissors. Thanks for letting us shop hop along with you.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing your shop-hop trips.
What great stops you made.
I have not yet done paper-piecing, but would love to try.
The wools are beautiful.
Thanks for the chance.
Marilyn

Colleen said...

Nice places :o) Thank you for sharing your adventures!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you went to some wonderful shops. Please enter me in your giveaway!

Nancy Turner said...

would love to go to those shops i used to go to ill frequently when my daughters lived there do not quilt however work with wool and would like to be entered in the drawing thanks much nancy

Heartland Stitcher said...

Thanks for sharing your shop hop trip. Really nice shops. I am from northwest Illinois and still have relatives there..some of which are in Pearl City. I did not even know about that shop..I am sorry to say. Next time I am in that area it will be a stop for me.

What a super give away. Thanks for the opportunity!

Judy Heartland stitcher

Sandra Miller Pitts said...

Thank you for a really nice give away. Yes I have tried paper piecing. I enjoy it, a good take a long project. It does take prep work but it is easy to do.

denise said...

I would love to be entered. What a lovely shop!!

saltandpepper said...

You go to the best shops! Aren't those scissors cute?! I have wanted to try the English paper piecing for awhile now. Isn't there a new book coming out on paper piecing? Thanks for the giveaway. ~Christine

WoolenSails said...

So much fun seeing the stores that you visited. I will have to not be so shy and take photos when I am traveling to new stores.
I have never tried paper piecing, usually I just sew my hexes by hand with no templates.

Debbie

Linda said...

Enjoyed seeing the shops in your hop Ive tried paper piecing it helps me have everything line up Please enter me in the giveaway Thank your for offering it
Linda Melz

Caro said...

I've tried EPP and it requires 'staying power' to finish a large project. And I find its hardship on my hands too. Good luck to you.

Anonymous said...

I have tried paper piecing. I think is hard. Thank you for the chance to win, love the color of the wool. Enjoy reading your blog.

Felicia Hamlin. bfhamlin@bevcomm.net

Blue Earth, MN

Patti said...

Thanks for sharing your shopping adventures. I have not tried paper piecing, although I have a pattern I want to make. Too many projects. Thanks for a chance.

Krissy B. said...

Patti, you go on some wonderful trips! Someday I will have a friend that loves doing things like that. I wish you would come to the Iowa stitch-in that Barb Albright is setting up. I'd love to meet you in person. I live on the Iron Range and have no one who stitches prim close by so I'm heading to Iowa in June. Love your work! Krissy B.

quilter47 said...

Love EPP. Just finished a bunch of 6 point stars that I want to put together. The scissors are so cute and love the magnet. Would love to win.
Sheila

Nancy in IL said...

OMGoodness, Patti! I adore the scissors more than anything! Of course, I love it all and of course would love to win, but if I don't, I'll contact the shop about, especially the scissors! Wonderful shop to visit! Thanks for sharing with the post and pix!

Love,
Nancy

CantstopQuilting said...

What a lovely giveaway!

sandi s said...

That is a great looking shop. Thank you for the giveaway, it's so nice. Hugs,

teresa said...

Patti - such a nice giveaway! I want to go to the Quilters General store. I actually have a hexagon kit from Yellow Creek designs. Thanks

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

I have tried EPP but felt like it was a lot of extra work sewing the pieces together. Your prize package is so nice.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

I have tried EPP but felt like it was a lot of extra work sewing the pieces together. Your prize package is so nice.

Betsy said...

I have tried pep and made a grandmothers flower garden quilt. It was a great way to work on a project on the go.

Three Sheep Studio said...

I have never tried English paper piecing, but looks charming. Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway !
Rose

Simple Pleasure said...

Oh, I wish I was along on your journey! I have tried English Paper Piecing...I find it very relaxing;think you will enjoy the hand-work, too. Please enter me in the lovely giveaway.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Mary Margaret said...

Thanks for the give away opportunity.
Mary

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What a fun time! Love your giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

susiedele said...

I love paper piecing. It's so fun to see the designs come together and the smaller the better.

Sandi said...

A good friend of mine played Women's Baseball for Rockwood and is in both the American and Canadian baseball Halls of Fame! Wish I'd known of those two stores when I visited 3 years ago.

Love English paper piecing, have mainly worked with hexagons and use the corner stitch method for securing my fabric rather than stitching thru the paper.

Adorable scissors and wool, would love to be a lucky winner. Thanks for a chance.

Linda said...

Hello love EPP ! Thanks for sharing!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Kathy L. said...

What fun. I love following your travels. I have not tried the paper piecing yet, I am a bit intimidated. I watched a lovely lady from your first hop stop give a demo years ago. Looks fun.

What a cute giveaway.

Kathy

Lee Anne said...

I love to quilt but have never tried English Paper Piecing....it looks so beautiful and interesting - would love to give it a try! Loved following your "quilt shop" travels. Thanks!

Lynn Zane said...

I am starting a beginner quilt class on Saturday. I would love to try paper piecing. A small kit is a great way to try a new skill. Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit. Blessings

Teresa S. said...

I have never tried EPP but would love to! Wool applique is a favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandi M said...

I have only done epp twice but want to try again when I can tear myself away from wool

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jcrewlvr said...

I've been to both of these shops, both are really nice. Please enter me in your giveaway, thank you! Laura T.

mangozz said...

I just recently tried hexies and I am addicted to making them. Completing a project with them is something else. I love those scissors! Thanks for the giveaway. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

Farmhouse prims said...

What an awesome shop and beautiful eye candy. hugs, Lecia

C Reeder PhxAz said...

I am a re-found quilter - did quilts a long time ago and now looking at it again. I have never done the paper piecing so would love to win this give a way and try it. The scissors and magnet are too cute!

Lillian Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your shop hop travels and the sweet giveaway!

my3Kitties said...

I actually have been to the Quilters General Store, but its been several years, I have been wanting to go back~! Fun reading about your visit, looks like you had a wonderful time visiting!

My heart is here said...

I haven´t tried it but would love to! :)

Jan said...

Hi Patti, I was at the Quilt festival yesterday and as I commented to you previously I visited Yellow Creek Designs. Jill was so lovely and she demo'd the hexies to myself and my friend who "doesn't " sew. We both left well equipped to begin Stars In The Garden. I mentioned to Jill that you are the reason for my purchase. Thank you Patti! I look forward to your posts! Janice

lynda said...

Hi Patti, Please add my name f it's not too late. I've never tried English Paper Piecing, but I would love to give it a try! Thanks for the chance!

kelley said...

thanks for the darling giveaway...and always sharing your adventures...love seeing you and your Mom sharing a love of needlework...

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti,
I've not yet tried English paper piecing but I love paper piecing quilt blocks. I find it rather fun! Well, maybe they're similar?!
Thanks for a chance at the give-away.
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com

veryordinary annie said...

I would love to win, your giveaways are always wonderful!

Gale said...

Enjoy your blog. I am amazed at how much stitching you do and the many fun workshops you attend. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ann in PA said...

The giveaway is lovely....pretty wool, cute scissors & magnet quilt button...plus paper piecing. Thank you for a chance to win.

Jonette said...

I have not tried paper piecing. It is very pretty. Thanks fot the nice giveaway.