March 19, 2012

Quilters are the NICEST people!

Hi! I was on vacation last week in the Grand Canyon but we flew in and out of Las Vegas. On the day we were going to leave, our flight did not depart until 7:30 p.m. and it was only 1:30 p.m. so we had 6 hours to kill. Mr. Maxtin suggested we head to the airport early but I thought of another idea, let's go find a quilt store!

Lucky for me we were less than 10 minutes away from Quiltique. Woo hoo! I circled the store a couple times and then once more, just in case I missed anything. Boy is that an understatement. I was sitting in what I can only assume to be one of the husband's chairs, next to  Mr. Maxtin, while looking up on my phone about this curve master foot. It seems to be amazing, but if you have a Bernina you also need another foot or adapter to go along with it, so....since Quiltique is also a Bernina dealer I was looking up the adapter. The phone was not fast enough and Mr. Maxtin asked if we were done so I abandoned the idea and decided I should go pay. Just a few moments earlier, a woman (who I later found out was Sharon of Sew Extreme) had entered the store and was visiting with Kara, a salesperson. And then it happened -- she pulled out a bolt of fabric I had missed. It was Washi, and it was right in front of me. In fact, the entire line was there. She pulled out 6 different bolts. Well well well. Since I was getting ready to pay and I wanted to get my hands on some of that fabric I had to figure out my strategy. Kara saw me walking to the register, but eyeing the fabric so she mentioned to Sharon to be careful as it looked like I wanted some. Indeed! Then, the nicest thing happened to me. Sharon said I could go ahead of her, but only if I wasn't going to buy more than a few yards of each (after all, she did find it first). Wouldn't you  know it, I wanted all the ones she pulled out but assured her I just wanted a couple of yards of each of them and so we started chatting.  It seems we have a lot in common. We both love fabric (especially bright colors), we both blog, we both took vacation in the last couple of weeks and we both love the Washi line. I am trying to convince her to attend Quiltcon next February.

 Also, we promised to show each other our completed projects using the fabric. Ok Sharon, today is March 19, so by March 19, 2013 I expect a project. She only gave me two months for my project (she said a month, but I countered with two). I made a friend and the best part of all is that it just makes me love quilters even more. Such wonderful people our quilting world consists of! So glad to have met you Sharon and I can't wait to see what you make!


  1. I love that line! I have a few of the prints and I'm having a hard time resisting the rest of them. And yes, quilters are some of the nicest people I know!

    Jennifer :)

  2. What a great line of fabric! Don't you love meeting new quilters!!

  3. Thank you for speaking of me with such kindness. I was only joking about your project completion in a month! Our chat and getting that fabric was the highlight of my day. I was there for 2 hours! i'm going to be checking on you.

  4. You are correct, Sharon IS awesome. (She even makes a mean turkey soup!)

    I too could not resist that fabric line :)


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