Marcie even gave me this incredible gift! Is this not the dearest coin quilt ever? It has the darker Harvest Home newsprint fabric in the border; my bedroom curtains are the lighter shade, so this will find a home in that room:
I had never been to the quilt shops we went to. They've been open for years! This tells you something about how seldom I get out. A Scarlet Thread was a lovely, large shop. The owner, Karen, was so friendly (most Karens are simply lovely people :-) ); in fact, every person in there was so pleasant to talk with. I found a dandy little assortment of fabrics there:
How I kept resisting the Christmas fabrics in both shops I will never know, except that I just started that wonderful Under the Mistletoe quilt. Boy, they had the cutest Christmas fabric lines.
On we went to Sweet Home Quilt Co., which I have been intending to get to ever since it opened. People always say what a wonderful shop it is, and how friendly the owner, Melisa, is, and they are right! Well, it took Marcie's visit to get me into gear. Dear old vintage quilts on the porch (and there are other collectibles displayed inside):
Look where we parked at Sweet Home: out in the woods! By a rustic shed! Sweet Home is housed in a historic home in Conyers. It is even on the Historic Register :-) .
It even has historic steps, which reminded me of my intown 1920 shotgun cottage (also with historic steps) that I bought when I first came to Atlanta. Marcie and I had to take pictures of our Sweet Home fabric finds on them:
Marcie and I had a very nice time visiting; she is also visiting her Atlanta-based daughter. I am happy to report that she will be coming back to Atlanta in September to stay with me and to see the East Cobb Quilt Guild Show. This is a very good show that is put on only every other year, so consider attending if you can. See you then, Marcie!