Saturday, August 22, 2009

Quilter's Yard Sale

Earlier this week one of our local quilt shops sent round a newsletter advertising a Quilter's Yard Sale today, so three of us decided to take a ride down to Freeport and see what they had. I wish I'd thought to snap a picture of it, but folks set up their tables and chairs with their wares for sale in the parking lot behind the quilt shop, just like a regular neighborhood yard sale.

I thought it was a brilliant strategy for the quilt shop to host such an event. It was hot and awfully humid this morning; and as quilters got done with their shopping or had enough of the heat, they wandered into the quilt shop to cool off, and then they'd buy a few more things. I added a jelly roll and a pattern to my shopping bag. Outside, someone had the foresight to set up a grill for hot dogs, so after we cooled off sufficiently we went out and bought a hot dog and chips, sat in the shade, and ate.

There were only about a dozen sale booths, but there were some fabulous deals to be had. I picked up 4 yards of flannel, a piece of a Hoffman Christmas fabric, a Carol Doak book, a latte tote bag kit, and a couple of scrap bags, one in batiks and one in neutrals--all for about $20.


Stephanie D. said...

Oh, no, do a giveaway! Sorry I don't have what you need so I can swap. Besides, you should celebrate with a giveaway.

Okay, I'm babbling now.

Exuberant Color said...

what a find! Back when Liberated Quiltmaking was new I was working at a quilt store that carried every quilt book currently in print. Since there were so many others I wanted I never bought that one.

I have done 5 or 6 blocks from the paper pieced star books and have a couple more printed ready to go. There are some fabulous stars in there.

Sequana said...

Oh how I WISH I had the book you want.....*sigh*

However, if no one else does, I'd be pleased to be entered in the drawing.

Shari said...

I've heard of Gwen Marsden but haven't seen her work. I like the sound of being liberated - no quilt police here!!

Gma Cindy said...

I would love to win this book....Pick me!
Seriously..thanks for the chance to win..

nanaandpapa1 said...

i don't have the book u want to swap so I'm weighing in on the side of the giveaway.