I scored two gorgeous Christmas panels for $2 at a quilt show held in the Gilbert Historical Museum. The show was only OK, but the museum was really interesting. Women gather weekly to hand-quilt on vintage frames. Their work was awesome. There was also lots of military memorabilia and historical re-creations of home-life of early Gilbert; plus, the whole downstairs of the museum is devoted to model trains!
|Christmas Door Panel|
|Quilt Country Print|
|Fabrics my husband made me get|
Cool wool and pattern
Pale blue changeable silk
|Batiks and thread|
Apparently I have been living in a hole because I did not know that YLI still sold some of their thread on wooden spools - yes the yellow thread is on an actual wooden spool. How cool is that? Quiltz, which we have visited several times, had an excellent selection of YLI thread, each color lovelier than the one before. It was a hard choice, but I settled on this rich yellow.
My husband was a terrific sport, as usual, and I bought lots of pretty things for not too much money. All in all it was another fabulous trip to Scottsdale. (And by the way, Fountain Hills really needs a brick and mortar fabric store.)