Our shop hop is divided into 4 posts--one for each day. My mom is 82 and I did not want to overdo it for her so we went to between 4-6 shops each day. Our total number of shops was 19. Each person who gets their "passport" stamped at at least 16 shops is entered into a grand prize drawing--we qualified, so let's see who gets lucky!At each shop that you visit you receive a block created by that shop to go with the theme of the shop hop. Lots of creativity represented here. This year the theme was "Celebrating Washington's Wildflowers." We received 19 of the blocks on the poster below. We will design our own style of quilt.
One thing that I enjoy about quilt shops is their unique charm. This near waterfront shop is charming to walk up to. I love the light above the door, the wood sign and the way the tree softens the picture.
The sign above and this beautiful hanging welcome visitors at the entrance to the shop.
And inside to greet us was this smiling face (Cindy) and many others. Don't just the friendliest people work at quilt shops!
I love the tones and wandering paths of this quilt!
Another beautiful quilt on display. Depending on how you look at this quilt, something different catches your eye each time!
I love the colors and fabric on this quilt! Very garden like!
I also loved this beautiful pink, creme and brown quilt. My photography is not the greatest when it comes to getting the camera up high enough and still holding it still. I apologize for that!
I can't remember the name of this quilt but the dimensional effect of this quilt is very interesting!
It's now good-bye to Poulsbo and on to Silverdale to Material Girls! They are right in town so not alot of the outside charm but wait until you get inside!
Inside to greet and help us are Teri and Sara....and many others who are not pictured!
This is the material girl's shop hop block. Isn't it sweet!
I loved this lovely fall hanging to inspire me to actually create something for fall...before fall!
Look at these rainbow dresdens! How different and beautiful!
Quilting beauty to please just about anyone!
We now have to say good-by to Material Girls. There is so much more I could not show you--I had to spend some money and ran out of time to take more pictures. So far, I have spent money in every single shop. Actually, that is no surprise to me!
Becca loved the colors of this quilt made from a panel. She had a fit when I told her I have it in my stash.
Rochelle designed this small quilt from the square she designed for shop hop. She always makes something that people can make from the square and the shop hop fabric even if they can't make it to many shops. It is a very sweet design!
This next photo shows a view down to the water from inside the quilt shop! The ladies inside this quilt shop are once again, some of the nicest in the world!
This is the very lovely shop hop block designed by Harbor Quilts.
I love the style and colors of this fun quilt. Very nice sample to share with customers and continue to inspire us.