Friday, September 18, 2009

One is not enough

Okay, you know whenever we travel it is very important to scope out the local quilt shops. Well last weekend I was with my dear hubby and son in North Carolina. They were busy doing competitive guy stuff, so that meant that us gals had to do a search and rescue of fabric, somewhere!!!

My traveling companions and I headed to the warehouse of fabric -

Mary Jo's!!!

Wow, I have been wanting to get to Mary Jo's for years. And here we are!!

It was a pretty huge store with lots of fabric. They not only carry quilting fabric, notions and supplies, but half the store has upholstery fabric, and bridal too. Their prices are SO good! I found several pieces of Civil War fabric for around $5.00 a yard. So it was a great way to stock up on backing material.

Our next stop was this VERY cute shop in Charlotte called QBee Quilts.

If you are ever in the Charlotte area you must stop by and visit this shop. These gals were SO helpful and SO friendly. Just good ole Southern Hospitality. We spent 2 hours in their shop. And after we made our contribution to help the economy, they told us to pick out a couple of fat quarters to take home with us. Is that nice or what :-)

And on Saturday we ended up in a totally awesome Quilt shop called Linderalla's.

Isn't that just the cutest name?? I just love the names of Quilt shops. So imaginative. Anyway, that is where I found the Glace fabric that got me rolling for the Schnibbles (and of course got me in trouble cause I didn't get everything I needed there :-( It was a very fun quilt shop experience. We almost did our own Shop Hop.

Do you ever have an opportunity to check out the LQS when you travel?? I think that is part of the fun of exploring new areas!

12 comments:

Julia said...

I've been to Mary Jo's a few times. My daughter's husband is from that area. I love that store!

Denise :) said...

Linderella's! How fun! Two of my local shops are "Hooked on Quilting and Sew Much More" and "Patches and Stitches". I love quirky names! :)

Mary said...

We have three great quilt shops here, but I sure would enjoy visiting Mary Jo's! I can spend hours in fabric stores, especially for quilting fabric...if I ever make it there, you might not see me for days!

God bless!
Mary

Terri said...

I know you had fun @ Mary Jo's!! I'm supposed to meet one of my friends there next Thursday and I'm so excited(but scared I'll want tto much).....did you go to Longcreek Mills(thread place close by).....?

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm unsure where you live...but I wasn't far from your travels!! :-)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Isn't shopping at a quilt store just pure bliss? Sounds like you had a fabulous time!!!

xx

Sara said...

Love the looks of all those quilt shops! Lucky you to be able to visit all of those!!

PS: If you can't find something I can always look at the shops here in Ohio and see if they have it...

Notjustnat said...

What fun trip you had. Glad you had a nice time. Thanks for sharing such cool shops with us - Hugs Natima
PS: Linderalla's cool name, the first!!!

Allie said...

Is that the same Linderella who makes the darling patterns? You better come get me next trip, lol! WHAT FUN!

Crispy said...

I've heard many people mention Mary Jo's and I'm envious that you actually got to go there :0) I'm hoping you will post pics of all your goodies.

Crispy

The Rabbit Factory said...

I just love civil war fabrics...sounds like you got quite a bargain!

blushing rose said...

Popping in to say 'have a great day, my friend'.
Hugs, Marydon