Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quilt of Valor Quilt Shop Hop

On Friday, members of the Bee Blanketeers met at The Berry Patch quilt shop in southwest Fort Worth to select red, white and blue fabrics for the Quilt of Valor we are making as a group. Here we all are with our selections: from left, me, Mary, Rachel, Sheila and Virginia.




















We found a gorgeous white fabric with a very subtle pattern, three lovely blue fabrics with a wonderfully soft hand, and a red fabric that was so pretty we decided to get it even if it didn't coordinate with the reds at our next stop. A special "thank you" goes to Stacy, a long-term employee at the Berry Patch, who gave us an unsolicited 10% discount after finding out this was a QOV quilt and who took this picture.

Our next stop was Cabbage Rose, where we found all the beautiful reds our hearts could desire. They all coordinated very well with the Berry Patch red, which I'm holding here. We ended up getting four more reds, for a total of 1 white, 3 blues and 5 reds. This should keep our Ohio Stars looking nice and random, with lots of possible red/blue combinations, while still presenting a very integrated design.





















We bought LOTS of extra fabric (I hope). Many of us are new to paper piecing, and you know how that goes! It was very encouraging to us new beesters that we were able to easily agree on fabric choices. I was a little concerned that we would have to fend off advocates of pinky-red, purply-blue and red-orange, but that situation never arose. We all had a surprisingly united vision of how we want the quilt to look. Thanks also go to the ladies at Cabbage Rose, who could not have been more helpful. Once again, they gave us an unsolicited 10% discount and took this picture for us so we could all be in the shot.

5 comments:

Barb said...

Can't wait to see this quilt. Looks like you were just having a fun day....

Nanci said...

wow, that will be some quilt! Nice to see a face to someone I feel I know and like to visit!

Brandy said...

I'm sad I missed it!! I LOVE the fabric....looks wonderful!! I did figure out the name of those quilt stores by NE Mall... Richland Sewing Center and Quilters Stash. They are actually right down the road from the Hancock Fabric over there.
http://www.richlandsewing.com/index2.html
http://www.quiltersstashinc.com/shop/

Jean Mello said...

Hi Susan... It is so much fun shopping with friends and I can't waite to see the finish product...Keep smilling and enjoy your quilting...Jean M. :)

Alycia said...

The fabrics look great. Looks like a fun time!