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.