We took a little side trip at lunch on Thursday during our Playing with Jacks workshop.
Just down the road from Panera where we were having lunch, is Merrily We Quilt Along, a fabulous shop that specializes in Bernina sewing machines, and Gammill Long Arm Quilting Machines.
I was happy to meet the staff and customers, both in the shop and in the long arm rental side ---I love seeing what other quilters are up to!
I asked if I could snap some photos and the answer came with a resounding “YES!”
Rent a machine!
It was fun to visit with the quilters and see what they were quilting on! The store is a full featured Gammill dealership so talk to them about your machine needs. They also carry long arm supplies such as specialty threads and other notions you might need for your long arm.
The shop samples were in the middle of being switched out so Merrily was apologizing for the walls being bare….I think of it is design wall space for the students! It’s the space that is important, and they have got it!
Fabric, Fabric, Fabric, Oh Boy!
Loads of samples to inspire too!
My favorite spot..the NEUTRALS!!
Looking for Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Fat Quarter packs by designer and line? You’ll find them here in this corner.
Books, Books & More Books!
Plan to spend loads of time here!
Me and the girls at Merrily We Quilt Along!
Look What This Sign Says!
Yep! I think we’ve got the sign for this year’s mystery quilt right here on my camera roll! My #1 rule ---NO WHINING!! HA!
All of the nitty gritty info!
If you are anywhere near Springfield, Missouri – definitely give Merrily We Quilt Along a visit, and tell them Bonnie sent you!
I’m back to my hotel. The My Blue Heaven workshop was a full blast at 36 students strong. The weather was so nice we lunched and did our show and share at the park across the way. PERFECT!
We had dinner on “The Hill” in the old Italian section of St Louis.
My plan for the evening? I’m pulling out a loaner featherweight and doing some machine stitching in my room tonight with mindless TV in the background.
Tomorrow is lecture day – pick up time at 10:50 for brunch.
I have given 8 workshops since arriving in Missouri – today was the last one and we ended with a bang. I’m on the downhill swing now….Monday I fly HOME!
Have a great evening, everyone!