8/17/2007

Quakertown Quilts


An imported fabric brought to Jo Morton class...

I thought you might be interested in reading a description that Betty sent me of Quakertown Quilts in Friendswood (Houston), Texas:

me: Do they have lots of quilt kits? Do the displays and fabric lines change quickly?

Betty: Yes, it's so nicely arranged. I know you'd love it and they change it around all the time. They'll have quilts and other things displayed and then they'll sell kits with the fabric and directions. Like at the front of the store they have an old fashion bed and then they change the quilt with the season. Right now I think it's Thanksgiving. It was 4th of July earlier this summer. Then they have all the bolts of fabric for that quilt around the bed and fat quarters. Whoever arranges the store is very talented.They have a beautiful small old desk painted turquoise and then there are fabrics and kits with turquoise in them arranged by the desk. All over the store there are these cute displays that are by season or color. Along most of the walls are bolts of fabric and there are more arranged in all these different displays. There's even a Texas section. The front of the store is Christmas with a few trees with ornaments and that's where you'll find the old fashion houses. They have tons of little sock monkeys dressed every way you can think of which goes along with the sock monkey fabric and theme.They closed the second store they opened in the same shopping center. The second store never made sense to me, but now some of the knitting and crocheting stuff is in the store too. It's a pretty good size store.

Back to moi again. And really, it's all about moi. If I can get through what may be an actually desperate day of work today, I get to work at the LQS tomorrow. And if I can still hold a needle by tonight, I might be able to make this shop sample and bring it with. It's a really cute one, you'll like it. In fact I'd better go start that instead of larking around on the computer.

I was shocked to see how dismal his dorm room is. He said it was bad but I thought he was just whining.

8 comments:

San / Gypsy Quilter said...

I hope you have a lovely fun day at LQS on Saturday meeting all kinds of new and interesting quilters!

PeeWee said...

That was pretty much what my dorm room looked like in college. We didn't even have room to take the bunk beds down and put them side by side.

Gillian said...

It's puzzling to me why so many Americans choose to go away to college. It's one of those local culture things that seems odd from the outside, but has its own traditions and logic, I guess.

I was very glad to have my two daughters stay home for their 5-6 years of university. Except the younger one decided to do her final semester of Law in Sweden - she managed to fall in love with an English bloke and now she's settled in the UK for a few years. Damn!

Ila said...

Karen, don't be too concerned about his room... If he's at basic training, he'll be looking at the backs of his eyelids when he's in there, and there won't be much time for anything else!

mereth said...

Are you sure that's not a prison room? Seems awful spartan to me, but then the idea of boot camp has never sounded anything but torture to me. I don't care HOW character building it is. And if I couldn't take my sewing machine, why would I even be interested? And let's hope the hair grows back quickly too.....
I love all the little quilts you make, and I wonder what you'll do with those rejected fabrics that decided they liked each other....

Lucy said...

The basket with teh fabrics is lookign awesome. Have a great time at the LQS.. everytime I have to think that I have been there :-)))

Owens Family Adventures said...

I lived in Houston for two years and went to Quakertown Quilts all the time!!! It is really nice! They have a bunch of patterns that I loved and tons of fabric. You may also want to check out Quilts by the Bay in Galveston. I loved!!! loved!! loved it there! Happy quilting,
dawn

Dawn said...

It is pretty dismal isn't it! Oh well, they are guys! But I sure couldn't do it!