|Jinny Beyer and LeeAnna|
Dad and I decided to take Mom to the Quilter's Quest shop hop on Saturday. I was all excited as I love to shop and imagine my surprise when the first stop was the VETS. Yikes!
But then I didn't have to leave the car and relaxed when I saw Dad bringing food out. Whew! Nobody had to get poked, or plucked or prodded. Let's get on the road to Virginia and Jinny Beyer's Studio.
Anyway, here's mom with the details.
Jinny is so gracious and her shop so chock full of fun, you really must visit if you are near Great Falls VA. I enjoyed digging thru the scrap bin (fill a bag for $5) and bought 5 yards of sale fabric. She designed the Quest batik I'll show at the end of the post.
I even got a hand piecing lesson from her at the end as she made a terrific tumbling block from 9 diamonds. She has kits and patterns for it.
There were hand applique lessons as well. All in all, a fun stop.
I didn't make it to all the shops this year, but we did go to Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg, MD...
My friend Mazda who works here with her mom the owner, was worn out from greeting Questers. She was taking a pup nap while I was there so we didn't get to sniff noses this time.
You should see all the cool pet fabrics her store has, as well as every book, tool, pattern and machines as well.
Just click on images to see details of this section devoted to dogs and cat prints.
Next shop was in Mt Airy MD called Patches. It wins for friendliest shop around. They also have everything a quilter could want and more, sale stuff!! The owner is so jolly and fun, when she found out Cole was in the car, she said, oh bring him in! She has puggles at home.
She was traveling with her Aussie and J.R. and was afraid to leave the ham in the car because it was too tempting. So funny.
Just look into Patches and tell me you don't want to start shopping!
This is some of the Quest Batik fabric, and the camera washed out the vibrant turquoise and purple of it.
The packets on the left are from the stores and they all made a quilt from the collection of strips. I didn't get all the packets as I didn't make it to all stores, but I hope to make something from these soon.
Hope you enjoyed the tours! LeeAnna