Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mini Shop Hop & Charming Girls Quilt Projects

This week I took my daughter back up to school and took advantage of the trip to treat myself to a mini-shop hop! I visited American Quilting in Orem, Utah, Pine Needles in West Jordan, Utah, and Material Girls in South Jordan, Utah. All three shops were delightful with friendly staffs and wonderful fabrics and patterns.

Pine Needles Quilt Shop is located at Gardner Village, a quaint shopping destination housed in restored cabins, houses and buildings listed on the National Historic Register. Guess who met me there??? Lori of Bee in my Bonnet and Nanette of Freda's Hive! It was so much fun looking through the shop with Lori and Nanette. I was in awe at all of the amazing fabrics, samples, and patterns. After shopping for a bit we had a wonderful lunch at Archibald's, a great restaurant housed in the old flour mill at the village; then, we met again at Material Girls.

The top two and bottom left pictures are of displays at Pine Needles; the bottom right photo is Lori's amazing "Comforts of Home" quilt with Lori peeking out from the side! This quilt was amazing in person...no picture I could ever take could show the wonderful details of the quilt and the amazing handwork of Lori! We took this picture at Material Girls quilt shop which was another treat. I was a bad blogger and didn't take any pictures inside Material Girls other than the picture of Lori's quilt. I also met Nadine, the owner of Material Girls, and she was so nice and helpful. I thought over and over how wonderful it would be to just have hours and hours to spend in each of these shops (and hours and hours to visit with Lori and Nanette--thanks ladies)!



So...after all of that creative inspiration, I'm feeling like I can accomplish a lot in September! I'm going to give myself two challenges to finish for Kelly's Charming Girls' Quilt Club this month. First I'm going to finish my Patisserie blocks and have them set together and ready to quilt. I'm also going to finish my Halloween Cottages quilt and have it ready to hang up by the first of October!



I'm also working on a lot of other things and hope to have a fun tutorial for you in the next week or two!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

31 comments:

CJ said...

How fun to have your own little shop hop and to meet up with Freda and Lori to hop along with!!!! I LOVE Lori's quilt and would love to see it up close.
I gotta know...what quilt are you making with Patisserie? I covet that fabric but have yet to decide WHAT to make with it so I resist buying it...do I need a jelly roll or a layer cake or yardage?? :D Good goals, especially wanting to get the Halloween quilt hung up on Oct. 1st.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just keep saying, I live in the wrong state. what a wonderful day you had, friends, fabric and food!!!
I also love your Halloween cottages, I cannot wait to see it finished!!

Mel said...

Oh, hey Sherri! I was going to say you should have given me a ring - I'm not too far away and could have met up with you.

Sound like you had company anyway, fun shops aren't they?

allsewnup said...

Great Halloween houses...wish I had some pals to shop hop with but alas I must wait for a family trip to the city.

Carolyn*

dotti white said...

Sherri...this sounds like so much fun! I am so happy that you could meet up with Lori and Nanette. Lucky you! Your projects look wonderful! I hope your September goes as planned!

Kim said...

Hey, I missed out on meeting you too. I live really close to Nanette and Lori. It sounds like you all had a great time.

Colleen said...

What fun you must have had, and Lori's quilt is AMAZING :o)

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a fun day. I can't wait to see what you're making with Patisserie. Love your Halloween Cottages. I still haven't done anything with my Christmas Cottages, yet.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Good stuff! Your blocks look rather fabulous! ooxx`jodi

Lorraine said...

lucky you.....what a wonderful shop hop and even better to share it with Lori and Nanette...!

Kaaren said...

I'm sooooo envious. Three wonderful shops, good shopping, great friends. Could it get any better than this?

Jackie said...

I feel like Jane, the wrong state. What wonderful shops and to meet up with such wonderful blogging buddies, tons of fun and inspiration!! Your cottages look fantastic!

Nedra said...

I'm so jealous you were able to meet up with both Lori and Nanette. How fun! Love those shops too!

Mickie said...

Just found your blog and it is wonderful! Looks like a fun day for you :)
Thanks for the inspiration!

Terriaw said...

Your Halloween cottages look so adorable in those cute fabrics! I just ordered some Halloween fabric for treat bags. Your mini-shop hop looked like a lot of fun - great shops to visit!

Kathy Wheeler said...

Two of my favorite shops, and a new shop for me in Orem. I made my first visit there in August. Don't you love the projects at Pine Needles. They are awesome! I wish I would have reminded you to stop in Springville to see the Art Museum Quilt Show. The "Twilight" quilt is hanging there along with many other masterpieces.

Sinta Renee said...

You got to encompass a lot on your "quick trip"! I'm sure it would have been fun to have more time there... but it looks like you did good and came home with inspiration! Your Sept. projects look like fun ones:)

Carrie P. said...

Looks like fun places to shop.
I know you can do those quilts this month.

w&v said...

V. here... What a great trip! I love to visit Gardner Village- too many times Pine Needles has been closed when we get there, but even a look in their windows is inspiring. I loved the cute photo of Lori Holt with her quilt. Love your 2 projects. The Patisserie is always delicious!! Can't wait to see it all!!And the little haunted houses are sooo cute. thanks v.

Dawn said...

I love Pine Needles!! It is a great shop and the food at Archies is de-lish! My fav is their lemon chicken!!

Brenda said...

Hello!
I'm a big fan of Material Girl Quilts also! I visit her shop every summer when I am in Utah! (I am from Arizona) I love your blog! I love the Halloween fabrics you have going! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent! Nice to meet you! Glad you had FUN!

maria said...

You have such lovely quilt shops in your area. A tutorial, that sounds intruiging!

Sheri Howard said...

Yes, I love all those shops...I haven't been to the one in Orem...Hooray, a new shop to visit!

Dawn Heese said...

Wonderful shop photos. Good luck with your self imposed deadlines. I am not very good at that. Too easily distracted.

Rose Marie said...

Love that Patisserie fabric line and your spinning blocks are so lovely .... is that a square in the centre of the block?

C. C. said...

O.k. I am terribly jealous! I am glad you had a really good time with your friends and got to see some lovely things!

C. C.

jacquie said...

i think i need a day of shopping. looks like so much fun!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

We really had fun together. That was such a nice day. I really needed that. I enjoyed being with us girls. I don't feel like I had a ton of time to talk to you though. The time just went. Your projects are wonderful. I love seeing what you are doing.

The Rabbit Factory said...

What a shop hop...so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Leanne said...

Those quilt shops look charming, you definately have come home all inspired haven't you, Good on you, I look foreward to see what you do with your patisserie blocks,

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Yum--Patisserie. And, the Halloween Cottages are too cute. Great goals for September.