Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Yay - A Quilt Shop!

Mr. Squash and I are currently in Maryland for the 2nd of 3 days.  The pace has been pretty fast so I haven't been able to post until now.  I thought I'd do a short post on today's find!

We headed out after breakfast to do a little exploring.  I Googled quilt shops and found there was one a few miles from our hotel.  Took us a while to find it, but we did!  It's called Lilies of the Field.  Mr. Squash is a real sport and didn't mind stopping to indulge my habit passion.
This beautiful quilt was hanging outside next to the door.  Looks like it might have been a Block of the Month.
Here is another BOM - applique fans would love this one.  We are in the heart of Colonial America and this one reminded me of something from that era.
Not only is this a quilt shop, but also a Bernina Dealer!  Since I'm a Bernina gal I was doubly happy!  Here you see a third BOM!
 Someone here is learning her new Bernina software.
They have a nice mix of fabrics, and I found some I couldn't go home without!
Here are the Christmas fabrics I bought for some of my secret Christmas sewing.

We've been having a great time, but I really do sympathize with all of you who live on the East Coast!  You have to really be here to feel how oppressive the heat and humidity is!  My first day here I nearly melted into a little puddle.  It is much cooler today and even a bit less humid, but we hear the temps are going back up in the next couple of days.  If you don't see anymore here through the weekend, stay tuned for next week - I'll have lots to show!

17 comments:

Sue said...

What a lovely quilt shop. It is so fun to see what other quilt shops in different states carry.

Have a wonderful trip & stay cool !

sunny said...

Gee thanks. I did not know that shop existeed/ Now I'll have to stop the next time I go to the beach. Don't tell DH!

Marla said...

My stepdaughter is in Maryland in the Navy. I want to go out and see her next summer. Hopefully won't be as hot! It has been humid and hot (105) here in the midwest too. Miserable summer.

Quilt Hollow said...

Have fun and safe travels!!!!

Stephanie said...

Fun name for the quilt shop. Very pretty Christmas fabrics. Have fun and try not to melt. Eat popsicles.

Lynn said...

Looks like a great shop Candace. But then again, aren't all quilt shops a great place to shop? Take care and safe travels.

Carrie P. said...

Looks like a nice shop.
When I speak of the heat in NC you will know how bad we have it. lol You know it is bad when you just stand outside and start sweating.

Ulla said...

Nice shop! Try to keep cool.

Me and My Stitches said...

Glad you found a quilt shop! Can't wait to hear what all you and Mr. Squash have been up to.

AnnieO said...

Heat and humidity do draw all your energy down--but it's to be expected this time of year! Hope you find some strength to share your adventures again. Nice quilt shop!

Houseelf said...

What a fun little shop. I like Berninas too. Mine is a vintage machine- no electronics, but 100% reliable.

Lots of battery fans? We had a day like that here- I felt like I was breathing in water, and walking was like wading through syrup. Huge sympathies.

pratima said...

Nice discovery on your trip, Candace! The quilts for the BOMs are very pretty in the shop! Sorry that the humidity has been a bother. I hope you are hydrating well and staying cool.

Louise said...

Really like the name of the shop. I am a Bernina gal as well!
Sounds like you are enjoying your trip.

Linda said...

Looks like a fun shop! You only picked up 2 fqs!!! You are one disciplined girl!!! Have a fun trip!

Mary said...

Good choice for your Christmas fabric. I always like something a little bit different.

Michele said...

What a lovely shop! I love those Berninas :-) I recently heard of a Bernina stitch in the ditch foot for quilting that I need to look into. Yes, the humidity is oppressive!! Ick! I hope it cools off for the rest of your trip :-)

moollin said...

Hi there,
That Red Green and White fabric is just what I'm looking for. It will make a great backing for my Red and Green Baltimore I'm making. I would greatly appreciate it if you could you please let me know what it's called and who the manufacturer is.
Kind regards
Lin