Yesterday afternoon found me with some time on my own after we had arrived at the Naperville Marriott, filled our bellies at the near by Maggianos.
Pam, Lisa and Pepper had gone off in search of dreamland, and I gave my friend Valerie, owner of The Quit Merchant in Winfield a call after finding her email on my phone.
“Forgot to tell you I am having a sewing day at the store with some friends so I hope you will join us…….”
The shop is maybe 15 minutes away and Val came and retrieved me and took me back!
I was a surprise you see, These gals just knew Val was out to retrieve something. Isn’t this fun!
Hexie corner section #2 is growing!
Valerie finished her bricks little quilt!
Thank you for an afternoon of stitching bliss!
Of course there was some shopping to be had.
Some Oh my gosh-ing
Some “I have to make this!” ing as well!
Val has started her own pattern line for reproduction scrap quilts and her designs are just dreamy and make my heart smile!
Something to pet around every corner!
Samples upon samples!
You gotta get to Winfield, Illinois!
Thank you for the wonderful afternoon, my friend!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I know the smiles of friends lifted my travel tired heart turning yesterday from a work chore to joys to be remembered. Smiles make all the difference.
Vintage grandmother's flower garden quilt found in Kentucky.
Time to get myself down to my class and get this day started!
Love from Naperville -
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