Of course some of our activities included fabric shops and I, of course, made purchases. The shops that stand out in my mind are the following:
For the souvenir of my visit, I purchased this copper thimble at the Quilter's Lodge shop.
I never knew that Utah has a copper mining industry and Deanna's home is located on former copper mine land.
I had trouble taking a picture of the shiny thimble, all my tries were blurry and this is the best choice.
On the way back from our excursion on the Heber Creeper, we stopped in Midway at My Girlfriends Quilt shop. They were very friendly and had a lovely store. I purchased a 2018 row by row kit, several fat quarters and some yardage.
Deanna's expertise lies in raw edge applique, something I haven't worked with very often. She also bought the row by row kit and that is what we worked on while I was visiting.
She talked me through the work on my kit. My wallhanging isn't as nice as hers, I made several incorrect thread color choices for the top stitching. Oh well, I just stitched right over the wrong colored thread with a better choice.
This year's Row By Row theme was music. The bass clefts are the correct direction but those eighth notes are not!
We had our wallhangings completed before I left Utah.
I brought them back to Indiana and dropped them off at Lori Null's to be long armed quilted. Look at the lovely quilting, those are treble clefts in the background. I love the quilting on this project.
Measuring 21" by 35", this wall quilt is perfect to hang on a wall in my sewing room, a bright and cheery reminder of summer on the dark, dreary, gloomy, sunless depressing days of winter.
Another fabric shop we visited three times (!) was Pine Needles located in Gardner's Village. One of the reason this was a fun shop to visit was because we rode the trax there. My most memorable purchase from there was this lovely embroidered baskets pattern.
No way am I going to embroider tea towels, I see quilt blocks for these lovelies!
There were several other fabric stores, I don't remember the names. At one of them I bought this Gail Pan book.
This book isn't available in my area, at least I haven't seen it anywhere.
Deanna gifted me Gail's newest book, Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too. I see a lot of embroidery in my future.
This first pictures is Bridal Veil Falls and was taken on the drive to Heber.
The rest of the pictures were taken from the Heber Creeper train ride.
The white stuff is snow on the back mountain.
How did they get those electric poles up there?
Linking to Esther's Wednesday WOW!, Let's Bee Social, Needle & Thread Thursday