It took me a little while to get there – but on the 3rd day of our trip we spent the whole day in Texas.
We made our first stop at the quilt shop ‘It’s a Stitch’. Not only did they have this amazing see-through Bernina on display but that had these bags of fabric called ‘Little Bits.’ They pre-cut all their fabrics into 1/2 yards, yards and 2 yard increments. The ‘extra’ that didn’t fit into these size cuts – they put into discounted bags called ‘Little Bits’. These are PERFECT for me – I don’t need lots of any fabric in particular … I may have done a little bit of shopping at this stop.
Then it was time for lunch before we headed to the next quilt shop – the Painted Pony.
Here – I found another great bin of un – the scrap bin that I could by scraps by the pound! I may have filled up a bag or so.
Also – quilter, artist and author – Carolyn Konig – was a guest at the Painted Pony sharing her quilts and her new book. She was a lovely lady and I learned lots from her! The critters enjoyed meeting her as well!
And then – it was time! We went to preview night at the International Quilt Show! Is saw the Red and White quilts hung and so many more beauties as well!
I took lots of pictures of the amazing quilts I saw! Unfortunately, I didn’t do so well at making sure to get their creators names. If you know who made the quilt – please leave a comment and I’ll be sure to edit my post to give them proper credit.
This piece was absolutely humbling! I just LOVE it!
Another humbling piece.
This is one of my most favorite booths at the show …
I am so in love with this quilt! I find it truly inspiring!
On preview night I also met Marie Bostwick. She writes some great books with touching stories and there just happens to be quilts involved as well!
It was a whirlwind of a day full o some great shopping, some great friends and some amazing quilts!