Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Shop Hop Report and Giveaway

There were two local shop hops over the past weekend, involving a total of 8 quilt stores. Of course I stopped in to a couple of other stores that weren't part of the official hop, but you can't be that close to a quilt store and not drop in and say 'hi'! This is a photo from my first stop at Quilters' Line Chrissie (in the middle) is the store owner and my friend Louise is on the right (trying to pretend she works there by sneaking behind the counter LOL!).
As I was drivingI saw these women walking along the road and really admired their hats and colour co-ordinated outfits, which remind me of the colours of Amish quilts.







Here are the cupcake treats we enjoyed sampling at Cobwebs and Caviar...yum!


Here are the fabric treats I bought. I finally found the BlocLoc ruler which I have been wanting to try. I also found the binding clips that I've seen on a few blogs, so I look forward to trying those soon. And of course I bought a few Fat Quarters!

I also bought some treats for one of my special blog readers to celebrate Shop Hop weekend. 
At the Quilters Nine Patch in Elmira I saw this wonderful tablerunner in reproduction fabrics (just like my civil war blocks in blue and brown) and they had kits made up with the tumbler blocks pre-cut, so I just had to buy one of those!
Then I found these cool row marking pins where you pin the letters on your blocks or rows to keep everything in order while you sew (bought one for me and one for you). 
And of course every giveaway has to include a charm pack. This one is the Seasonal Little Gatherings, which I adore.
If you would like to enter the draw, leave me a comment and I'll draw the winning name on the weekend.  Good luck!

43 comments:

Jackie J said...

From reading your blog, you had a great Mother's Day weekend. Looking forward to seeing what you create using Seasonal Little Gatherings.

Dresden Quilter said...

Your finds are fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway. What is the BlocLoc ruler? I have never heard of it.

Gill said...

Like Dresden Quilter I've never heard of this ruler! I'd also like to hear how you get on with the binding clips - I've seen them on a few blogs!

Susan said...

Sounds like you had a really fun time! I've never been shop hopping--don't have any quilt shops near me! :( Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing. I went on a Shop hop last week. I saw only 5 Idaho shops of a 12 Shop Hop in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. They gave out little Charms for a Charm Bracelet. So fun and new to me. I thought I'd get a fabric Charm. Thanks for the chance to win the Little Gatherings charm pack. and other goodies.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh how generous of you!! Thank you for such a great chance...lovely treat.

Lori said...

what a treat to be able to go on two shop hops! nos such luck aroung here; thanks for sharing! quilting vicariously thru you..... :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I just love to shop hop! We haven't had one of those here in a while and I miss it. I'd welcome every one of those fabrics into my stash :*) Yummy!!! And I just purchased the BlocLoc ruler and the clips at the Paducah show! Haven't used them yet but really excited to try them out!

Linda said...

HELLO! NEAT POST!
LOVE "SEASONAL LITTLE GATHERINGS" TOO
THANKS FOR SHOWING US YOUR FINDINGS AND A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Elaine M said...

What a fun weekend and great finds. Thanks for the give away!

Mary said...

Ooh, how nice it would be to have that many shops close enough to visit. Sounds like you had a good time. Thanks for a chance to win some wonderful treats.

Nancy said...

Sure wish I lived close enough to numerous quilt stores to be able to do a shop hop. To do one in our rural area would take a couple of days and an overnight stay! I, too, have never heard of a BlocLoc ruler; sounds interesting.

Kathy MacKie said...

Glad you had a great weekend and thanks for the giveaway. I'll be searching for info on the BlocLoc Ruler, new to me.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

like everyone else, I have to know...what is a Blocloc ruler and what patterns does it make?? will be watching ...maybe you'll give us a show & tell?

Connie said...

Sure sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and found some great goodies! I got to go to Cantril, Iowa yesterday to the Dutchman's Store which was really a treat!

Sally Ann said...

Thanks for the awesome givaway Kathy! looks like you had a great day for the shop Hop!! I am anxious to hear about the clips I have seen them advertized to,so hopefully you will enjoy them. Good Luck to the lucky winner!!

Julianne K said...

Wow those little alphabets are great! Would love to win!

dortha said...

I love to read your blog and a giveaway makes it twice as nice. Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy D in WA said...

What fun! Love the blues and browns and your FQs! OhMy! I haven't seen that ruler before so I went to the website, and 20 seconds into the video, I MUST find one for myself.

Karen said...

Wow, Kathy, how generous for you to think of your loyal readers while Shop Hopping. Thanks so much.

Becky said...

Your shop hop sounds like so much fun. I had to miss our Shop Hop this year:( What great items in your giveaway! I've wanted to make a tumbler quilt for a long time. I purchased the Baby Go! die, but it won't work in any of my friends die cut machines. Oh well.....

KWILEY said...

Thank you for you blog and quilty treats! I'd love the chance to win! Also - your comment about the bloc ruler? I've not seen one yet - what type of project is it for. Love the colors in the fabric part of hte giveaway too! Thank you again!

Ashlea Tenner said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm particularly excited about the tumbler quilt kit!

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Kathy,

Sounds like you had great fun.
I would love to win any of your prizes.

Dianne

The Cozy Quilter said...

Sounds like a great shop hop adventure! I love Quilter's Nine patch!

Jean said...

What a fun shopping trip! Love your fabrics and those binding clips look very useful.

hueisei said...

Sounds you are having so much fun! :)
I'd love to win the giveaway. Thanks for the chance. :)

Heartsdesire said...

What a wonderful time you had. I LOVE a good shop hop. And those cupcakes look delicious.

Kathie said...

I am so inspired to make an amish quilt using colors like their clothes, the picture made me smile!
OH those row pins would be perfect for me! those are soooo great....I love tumbler quilts have fun making that table runner.
great colors too...
thanks!
kathie

kt said...

Sounds like you had fun--thanks for sharing some of your fun with us!

FeatherDuster said...

What a great weekend that would be. I would love to win your giveaway. I've been "thinking" blue and brown and it would be nice to have a nudge in the "start" direction. Those numbered pins would be fantastic, as I'm the most disorganized person.

Laurel said...

I'm always eager to win a prize! I also have to say that I find your blog inspirational...just like you!

AnnieO said...

What fun--quilt shop browsing and seeing friends and fabric. Glad you had success with your finds! I want to see that bloc loc ruler too. Thanks for the chance to win lovely things!

Celine said...

I had never heard of the marking pins but they sound great. You seem to have had fun on your trip. Thanks for the chance to win! Celine_Combet at yahoo.co.uk

Quiltsmiles said...

Glad you enjoyed your last weekend and found so many nice goodies. Please include my name for your drawing, thanks! Jane

Karrie S said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win! Glad you had fun on your shop hop ;)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun day! Thanks so much for sharing with a giveaway :-)

LuAnn said...

Looks like a fun shop hop. You picked up some nice goodies, too!

Carrie P. said...

Some really great buys. I have some of the clover clips and I really like them. You can use them for so many things besides binding.
I hope I can play in the giveaway since I am new to your blog I didn't know if you thought it would be fair.

Karrie S said...

I'd like to be entered into the draw! Thanks for a chance to win!

Karen E. said...

Not only are you creative, talented and awesome person, you find all of the neat stuff at a quilt show! Thanks for sharing.

Ann R. said...

Your shop hop sounds like fun. I always like seeing what other quilt stores are like that I wouldn't usually see.Thanks for a chance to win your give away. Ann R. onthehillfarm@sympatico.ca

Joanne said...

Love Shop Hops - lucky you!
Great giveaway - thanks for the chance at this wonderful prize.