Farm Fresh Fabric Fondling..Quilting..Knitting and Dyeing .Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History!!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Early Fall F.A.R.T of 2007 (the door mouse)
OK kids!!! Here it is !!! More bolts of fabric than you have probably ever seen under one barn roof!! As you can see also....some of the bolts on the floor actually blocked the view of the bolts on the lowest shelf...so you had to move piles around to see everything. I managed to find several "directional prints" in my favorite genre' "reproduction type fabrics. There were however a lot of things I wasn't very interested in. That's just me though . I'm pretty specific about what I'm gonna purchase. I do recommend going though at least once just for the "over the top buttnormity" of it all. On the way we stopped in Maumee at another quilt shop'The Quilt Foundry"located strangely enough in an old foundry!! They just happened to be open late that night...... lucky us!!The lady who was working there was giving us some history on the place and in addition to being a foundry waaay back in the day , it was also a manufacturer of the yellow dye that used to come with Oleo margarine. I guess the margarine came in a sort of grey color and the yellow dye packet was mixed in by the consumer. For those of you who are too young to remember Oleo...ask your grandparents ...sounds nummy!!!!! It was also interesting to learn that the current owner of the building had parents that worked in the building and lived nearby. He used to stop in on his way home from school. As we were leaving, I was attacked by a quilted fish on a stick on the way out of the quilt shop...more on that later....I'm waiting for my insurance photos to be returned. (I'm fine really!!! thanks for your concern....) So....more stories and pics of the infamous trip later...... (I'll show you my stuff!!!) LATER!!!!
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!