Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cooking Up Quilts in Wonderland

Cooking Up Quilts in Wonderland!  Huh?  What the heck can that possibly mean??  Well let me tell you.  I have a huge crush this week and it's not a what, it's a who!  Why, it's the host of the Main Crush Monday party queen herself, Beth at Cooking Up Quilts!


After a trek to pick up Dave's quilt at Country Roads Quilt Shop in Morgantown, WV, we traveled a few hours away to Parkersburg, WV to Bolts and Quarters Quilt Shop to check out a Handi Quilter event they were hosting.  And to my EXTREME delight, Beth agreed to meet up with us!  I feel pretty confident in saying Beth and I probably talk via email at least once a week if not more.  She has been a great friend and sounding board when I'm stuck on a project.  So to actually meet up with her in person was a dream.  You might think, was it awkward?  Not at all.  It felt like what it was, two friends meeting up (ok, three if you include Dave).  Not strangers.  And the best thing of all...we could talk quilting as much as we wanted and enjoy every minuet of it.  Did you notice two of the quilts hanging in the background?  It's Beth's Oomph!

While visiting the quilt store, I may have made a few purchases.  While I waited on Beth to arrive, I gave a large wall of fat quarters a good go over and picked out a few pretties to come home with me.


I just couldn't say no, to these pretty flowers.


After a conversation with Beth about quilting rulers, I decided to pick up a pack of adhesive grip strips for the backs of my rulers.  I seeing a lot more ruler quilting my future.

What's really funny, is before the trip ever started, a box of fabric landed in the car.  As we were leaving our house, the mail carrier pulled in delivering a big ol' box from Craftsy.  During last weekend's Christmas in July sale, I picked up a few goodies.  For myself (and Dave) I ordered a Cotton & Steel FQ Box.  It's so pretty, I'm not sure how I'm going to cut into it...but I'll manage somehow.


The box also contained a few more jelly rolls and charms, but I will let Dave tell you all about those, when he's ready.

And now, I will leave you with one more picture.  Probably the prettiest one taken this weekend.  I can't really say anything more right now.  All I will say is, isn't it pretty?



Also, If you have time, stop back in the next day or two and check out the next round in the Mini Round Robin going on right now with myself, Sandra at mmm!quilts, Julie at Pink Doxies and Cindy at Stitchin At Home.



Today I'm linking up with Main Crush Monday and Sunday Stash.

**This post does contain affiliate links to Craftsy.  A huge thanks in advance if you would happen to click on a link and make a purchase, as I do get a small kick back.**

12 comments:

Preeti Harris said...

Oh Tish, I am so mad at you!! You were in WV and I had no clue :-(
I am just a few miles from WV. Wish I could meet you too. Oh yes, Craftsy sales. As soon as I bought my favorite FQ bundles which I had been eyeing for few months, the prices dropped even further. That Cotton & Steel FQ box is lovely. Should you have any difficulty cutting them up, I will be happy to help :-p
Hugs,
Preeti.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh how awesome that you and Beth got to meet up. I have told you I was born in Parkersburg, WV, right?! :) Small, small world. I really just love seeing the photo of the two of you together with her quilts hanging on display. <3

Nancy J said...

And goodies to come home with, after getting more in the mail, a fab day all round . And Dave, has he some goodies too? Wait and see I guess.

quiltnparty.com said...

How fun to meet an online friend and talk about quilting. Those Cotton & Steel fabrics are wonderful!!!

Paige said...

Friends and fabric, great combination! Glad ya'll got to meet up! I am jealous over that C&S box!

Julie said...

I was seriously jealous our here, but happy you two got to meet up. It takes effort--and maybe a little bravery sometimes, but it's so surprising how well you get to know online friends. People can criticize online relationships, and say they're not real, but I will dispute that every time I think about my scattering of friends throughout the world. You go girls!!

Dave S. said...

I am a chauffeur

Vicki in MN said...

It is totally awesome to meet up with bloggy friends in person isn't it!! Glad you were able to help out the quilting economy, hehe.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I have that very same cotton and steel box in my house !!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I had so much fun with you and Dave on Saturday and can't wait to get together again! That box of fabric looks just yummy and I'm sure you'll find the perfect project for it. I love Craftsy sales!

Sue said...

Great that you could meet up with an on-line quilting buddy and get along so easily in person. I'm not sure I could share a box cotton & steel fat quarters... but that's love I guess :-)

kupton52 said...

I bought my HQ Avante 18 at Bolts & Quarters in Parkersburg! (...and I ALMOST came away with a Sweet 16 that day too....lucky for me their only 1 model in the store had been sold but the lady hadn't picked it up yet!...lol)

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