Did you know that tomorrow, January 24, is Support Your Local Quilt Shop Day? It is. You can even tell your loved ones, who for some strange reason, may think you already have too much fabric, patterns,buttons, etc. I know that you were probably planning to scrub the grout between the tiles in your shower or sort your socks, but you really must set aside those distractions and do your civic duty and stimulate this fragile economy.
So in honor of SYLQSD I thought I'd share a weekend adventure from one of my own Local Quilt Shops (LQS). I'm pretty lucky- I have a great selection of LQS's within a pleasant distance from my house. One of them is called Broadbents and it's in an old 'department' store that was originally built in 1882 in Lehi, Utah.
It's gradually been added on to over the years, and now part of it contains a great quilt shop. There is a lot of personality in that store. Not to mention a cool vintage sign outside.Utah County Modern Quilt Guild. First of all, some beautiful show and tell. Lots of projects from a recent half-square triangle challenge. I'm so in love with using that coral color as a contrasting solid!
Love the placement on this one.
Another way cool layout.
Loving the HST's with the charcoal gray too.
This monogram was made entirely of scraps by Jill. (The person in the background with the camera was there representing a local newspaper. I haven't seen the article yet. But I'm curious to see what comes of it and if she thought we were total weirdos.)
Then it was my turn to share a little about my quilts, my quilting philosophy and my quilt journey. (While the photographer is getting a great shot of my armpit.)
And I make a lot of weird faces when I talk.
Finally, me showing off my air-guitar skills with a table runner.
Thanks again Utah County MQG for inviting me to come hang out! So many fun people to visit with. Thanks to all those who came and for all the pretty inspiration. I really need to go back.