I was so excited to stop by...well, My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe
yesterday and even more thrilled that my friend (that's a girl) Kris was working in the shop. You probably know Kris from the dynamic duo, Kim and Kris of the DIY Dish
. And in their spare time they have open and run the cutest quilt shop I've ever been to...I couldn't stop taking pictures to share with you all.
|Me & Kris Thurgood|
My friends and I were amazed at all the creative detail of all the quilt samples throughout the store. It's not those boring quilts of years in the past...these quilts are hip, cute and made me want to learn to quilt (almost).
|This quilt reminded Jen of her grandma.|
Along with the fabrics, they're ribbon collection and patterns for things from sewing to stitcheries were wonderful. I was so thrilled to see these from Needle in a Haystack
, designed by a local friend of mine Shellee. I do do stitcheries and I own every one of Shelle's cute patterns.
It's a good thing I don't collect fabric like I do paper, or I would need a much bitter craft room. The eye candy in this store had me giggling as I ran around shooting pictures.
These cute quilt patterns were designed by Kris. I loved that the boy and girl quilts had a little pocket with cute add-ins...the boy a martian and the girl a soft doll. So cleaver and sooooooo cute!
Loved the pinwheels on this quilt...I think they would have been perfect with a cover i-top button
in the center of them, don't you think?
Sometimes we get a little goofy..."where there is a hat, there is a great photo opp!"
|Bridget & Jen|
Oh this is the best part I just had to share. My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe offers a monthly "Girls Night Out." It reminded me of our scrapbook crops. The ladies started trailing in with their sewing machines in rolling tote bags and ready to have fun. Kim and Kris make sure you have fun while you are there. The provide treats, giveaways and access to the store from 6:00-11:00pm. You of course get a discount while you're shopping (aka working) and also uninterrupted sewing time to hopefully complete a project. I loved that they did this and told Kris I would share with my readers. So if you're a sewer check and don't mind a beautiful drive up to Logan, give them a call to find out when their next night is scheduled, (435) 213-3229.
Or follow them on Facebook
|Another amazing quilt...I want to buy it all to paper-piece it instead!!|
|I thought this quilt was appropriate for our road trip.|
So if you went to Quilt Market
in Salt Lake back in May then you probably saw this adorable fabric covered tree in the Riley Blake booth. If you didn't go, like me then you would have been totally amazed by this creation for the first time. Kim and Kris were able to fit it into their kids "gated" play area and it's the perfect accent to an already adorable shoppe.
|Bridget posing in the kids play area.|
Now wasn't that worth the drive up to Logan?? You can find My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe online soon at their new website
, but until then you can follow their updates on Facebook
And did you know I get to work with these amazing ladies over at My Craft Channel, check out the announcement
Thanks girls for the renewed inspiration!!
What an awesome shop! And I don't even sew. :)
I wish you had taken me with you. Oh, how I love to sew. I would love a kids corner in the sewing shops up here in WA. The shops up here always give me some rule to follow, like I don't know how to take care of my own kids. I mean, come on, could a child really get hurt playing around rolls of fabric? Well, yes they could, but it's fabric, it washes and it's soft. Oh, well, I'll have to put up with the snotty sale associates up here until some smart person put in a kids corner.
Lori, I'm a little slow at getting around to my bloggy friends sometimes, but had to say Hi!!! Thanks for the linky love and the kind words in this post! And isn't that the cutest store ever? And aren't Kim and Kris great? Such talented, warm and fun gals. Glad to see that you survived girl's camp! lol. Don't be a stranger!
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