6/21/2009

Visiting

Marcie Patch came to town and off we went to visit quilt shops in the southeastern part of Atlanta. There was no bloodshed at all and we did just fine getting to know one another (well we already did know one another from, as Marcie puts it, excessive emailing :-) ).

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!

12 comments:

Gretchen said...

How fun to visit new to you quilt shops with a new friend! So glad you finally got to Melisa's!! I'll be attending East Cobb Quilt show in Sept. and using one of my furlough Fridays.

Karen said...

Oh you lucky thing to have received one of Marcie's coin mats. You say no blood shed but I think I need to wait until Marcie gives her version of the story.
What a wonderful time you two had. I checked out both quilt shop links. I agree that anyone with the name "Karen" has to be nice! LOL!

Darlene said...

A delightful day with a friend. Love the coin quilt and all your purchases.

MARCIE said...

What a wonderful, fulfilling day we had! Can't wait to do it again!

Fiesta said...

Karen seems like you had such a lovely time with your friend and the quilt is made you is awesome, just your color scheme too.
I love the shops you visited and like you I am having a truly hard time resisting the Christmas fabrics especially the new Sherry Berry collection.

*karendianne. said...

Karen, I was saying at Patchalot, my heart swelled with the feeling of a flourishing friendship. I'm so happy for you both. I know your connection is matchless and it was DERN TIME!

(ps: "most Karens are simply lovely people" - Yeah, I like that.)

Lori said...

What a nice day! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Karen said...

The coin quilt is the best! Looks like you had a great day shopping. And this is true, most Karens are simply lovely people. :)

Wendy said...

It sure is fun to get out and discover new shops with a new friend. The coin quilt is so adorable.

Marilyn R said...

What a fun filled day! The little coin quilt is just adorable!

Gayle said...

About how big is the coin quilt that you received? It's just adorable - love the borders!

Libby said...

What fun you two must have had . . . I'm just in love with the coin quilt, it's darling *s*