Sunday, February 27, 2011

A VISIT WITH TWO BLOGGERS

Yesterday I met two bloggers for shopping and lunch!  One is "---Love" from I Just Love quilts and the other is Jennifer from Purple Hearts Ori"jenn"als.  I had already met Love a couple other times and she suggested we all get together.  We met at Lone Star House of Quilts in Arlington, TX.  I have been attending the Jo's Little Women class there and I needed to get a few pieces of fabric for our assignment for Feb. & March.  Love wanted to get some reproductions for the first time and, of course, Jennifer needed some fabric also.  I hope you'll check out their web site and and facebook page.  It's a great shop!
There is a huge magnolia tree in the front yard that I love.
Alice is the owner of the shop and they specialize in reproduction fabrics.
The entry into the shop:  Above - to the left of the door;  Below - straight ahead.  Promises of things to come!
Another display below in the room where they keep Jo Morton fabrics.
Below is a quilt that Love brought to share with us.  It was made in 1902 by her  great-grandmother and is in really good shape!  What a treasure!  
After shopping, we went out to lunch and had a great time visiting and getting to know each other better.

Last, but not least, here is my Civil War block for the week.  A nice easy one!
I forgot to mention in my last post that you can find a video demonstration of the blocks we made for donation quilts if you google "ten minute quilt block."  I got my new quilting foot in the mail yesterday, so I'm planning to try quilting again.  I hope that fixes the problem.  Have a great week everyone!

20 comments:

Barb said...

Glad you had a fun time, it is always great to meet blogging friends.

Marsha said...

It's so nice you could all get together and it sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Leanne said...

How nice you spent some time with fellow bloggers, the shop you went to looks beautiful.

Katie said...

What a fun time! That quilt shop looks great, even from the outside. The quilt Love brought is fantastic - looks like amazing quilts run in that family.

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of the lovely shop. Sounds like you all had a great time.
Nice block.

Lori said...

That looks like a terrific shop!! How fun to get together with other quilting bloggers. The antique log cabin is gorgeous!!

Cute block too!

Karen said...

Boy, I like that Log Cabin quilt!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a great shop! I'd love to hang out in a place like that for a few hours. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

---"Love" said...

We truly did have a wonderful time together! Meeting Jennifer was very special too! I got so involved in choosing fabrics far out of the norm for me that I realize, from your pictures, I didn't really see half the shop! I'll have to go back; it was really a neat place. We'll do it again someday! ---"Love"

Liriopia said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there! Looks like you all had a great time. Did you give Love a hug for me? Love the log cabin quilt. It's amazing how old that block is but each quilter makes it look like it's brand new.

Liri

Shakerwood said...

Isn't it fun to meet bloggers face to face?! I've had the pleasure several times now. Always a treat. LOVE the log cabin quilt! Any quilt with a log cabin block in it is alright by me!!

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! I know I must visit this shop the next time I go to Dallas to visit my sis!

Amy said...

I have been to this shop quite a few times.I drive from Abilene,so it has to be a good one,lol! They will be at the Dallas Quilt show,so I will see them then.

seventhsister26 said...

What fun!! And a quilt shop trip on top of it:) That quilt Love has is wonderful!!
Happy Quilting!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

So good to meet you too Ruth! It was alot of fun. We'll have to do it again soon! Jenn

julieQ said...

This quilt shop is my home town shop!! About 1/2 a mile from my place of work..I love it!!!

fabricartist21 said...

How nice that you could meet up with your friends and have some fabric shopping fun. We quilters are so much like that! Loved those pictures of the shop! Good luck with your new quilting foot.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

What a fun time you had and to meet your blogging friends. Loved roaming through the quilt shop with your wonderful pictures. Thanks, Carolyn

Jackie Davis said...

Oh how fun! The shop is adorable and I know I'd want to buy it up! heehee. The quilkt is surely a treasure! I have a quilt from each grandmother that i treasure and wish i knew when they were made. So great to meet in person! Thank you for sharing!
*hugs*
Jackie

Kathie said...

oh my how I would love to come to Jo's club with Betsy as the leader! how lucky are you?
someday I hope to come down to texas and get to shop in the lone Star house of quilt shop in person!
Kathie