Monday, July 30, 2012
Quilt store shopping
We made a stop in Rupert Idaho, outside of Twin Falls for shopping at a store Idaho resident, Colene, emailed me about. She claimed the store was awesome, and they did not disappoint.
The Gathering Place is a large LQS with lots of room and a wonderful layout. Best of all they had lots of sale fabrics. I don't normally frequent quilt shops--my budget runs more towards JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart (the ones that still carry fabric), and of course thrift stores.
I found these fabrics, all on sale except the batik and the Moda black & white stripe. I've been looking for a nice B&W stripe. Colene had tipped me off to the back room for sale fabrics, but they also had some outside the front of the store. I was amazed at the selection and quality of wool fabric they had...though I didn't buy any wool. They also had lots of patterns for wools, so many of them done up for inspiration.
I picked up this kitty words print at one of the Wal-Marts where we went grocery shopping for $2/yd. The "greeter" alerted me to the sales in their fabric section when I walked in. I must look like a quilter?