And because the teacher and the guild president were tardy because they were hitting a quilt shop during lunch….that gave other students the opportunity to do a bit of retail therapy too!
Besides….the shop was just a few blocks up from where we were having lunch. Wouldn’t it be a neglectful disservice to hurry back to class?
I really enjoyed the time we spent at the Texas Quilter in Dallas.
This is a different kind of quilt shop – it’s open, it’s airy, the fabrics are beautiful, and the staff is there to help you make some beautiful memory quilts.
When I met the owners, I asked them what was different about their shop.
Not many shops have this!
Photo transfer printer!
Unlike fabric you run through your own printer that fades over time, professionally printed photos will last through more than 100 washings. These are transfers which will be heat set onto cotton fabric for inclusion in your special memory quilts. The colors stay vibrant. The pictures are beautiful in color and in quality! I thought this was such an awesome idea.
The shop has two long arm quilting machines.
You can take a basic class on long arm use, and rent time on the machines in a very comfortable well lit room to finish your own quilts. The staff is here to help you if you get stuck!
Every thread color you would ever want is available for quilting your quilt!
The shop was bustling with shoppers ((Tardy for class! LOL!))
Walls of bright cheery color
Aisles of bolts saying “pet me!”
Do you see the sale sign?!
Tons of patterns and samples to inspire. I love that jack o lantern!
Someone is stash enhancing!
JACK POT! TREADLE!!
((Not for sale….darn!))
Here I am with the owners – be sure to stop in and tell them that Bonnie sent you!
The Texas Quilter –Where Friendship is Sewn One Stitch at a Time!
I have been sewing my brains out since yesterday when I took off for a sew day with some friends. I’m not even telling anyone where I am! I am incognito. I didn’t even go outside since I arrived around noon yesterday. I’m still here sewing away! I’ll be heading home around dinner time tonight….
There is a whole lot of THIS going on!
I’ve got ugly betty with me….I’m having a bit of an issue with the top thread snapping…I don’t think it likes aurifil very well! I didn’t bring my tools with me, so I am stopping to rethread a bit…I might have a burr somewhere – but I’ll muddle through.
Oh – and how about Quilt-Cam tomorrow AFTERNOON, that would be SATURDAY Sept 14 at 2pm Eastern?
It’s been a while since we’ve done one at a time when Europe could join us live…and I think it will be fun! I have an early flight on Sunday morning, so Sunday night won’t work for me.
Sound good? Bring a project and be there!
As for me….time to hit the machine!