Friday, January 25, 2013

Free Wool Pattern & Shopping The Local Quilt Shops

I found this sweet penny rug pattern by Minick and Simpson and it was free!!!  Here is the link if you'd like to get a head start for the 4th of July decor. Just copy and paste it to a browser and the pattern can be printed.

Yesterday was shop your local quilt store day and although like many of you my expendible cash flow is down to a trickle I really wanted to show my support.  Although I didn't have time to make it to all 9 shops in the Central Oregon area I did visit the 3 shops that were in the town of Bend...yes, this town has 3 extraordinary shops.  Before I left home I visited the Command Center and made a list of what I needed.  

home base for the Tuesday Woolie Group

Owner Marilyn and one of her loyal staffers, Diane!

Once a month Sunday Wool Group

I was greeted by Sharon co-owner of the shop and first time shopper Sandy...look at what Sandy's first fabric choice in the shop was!

 Had to give you a peek at the new wool that arrived at Sew Many Quilts!

BJ's Quilt Basket was my final stop!

Vicki, the owner is flanked by her amazing staff that agreed to be in the photo...LOL

Having read on a friends blog the rudeness she experienced at her LQS  I am again grateful for where I live and shop.  Our shops are filled with friendly people willing to assist you and because of this you want to support them!  As the snow thaws and people start traveling remember Central Oregon has 9!!! yes 9!!! shops and we would love to have you visit!