Wednesday, July 16, 2008

2nd Annual Long Island Quilt Shop Hop

Last weekend was the long Island Quilt shop hop. It is a fun time to travel around Long Island and visit all the quilt shops. My friends Colleen, Cindy and Kathy met at "Pieceful Quilting" for a day of quilt shopping. Each shop had a free pattern to give out. The patterns made a quilt that each shop had on display.

Here is Kathy in front of the quilt from "Pieceful Quilting" in Riverhead. Their color choices are patriotic and happy. Like the pieceful shop that are many different types of fabrics in their quilt.

Here is the quilt from "Patchworks". This quilt is filled with batiks, a type of fabric that shop is know for. Each shop had goodies for us to nibble on too!

Below is the quilt from "The Quilt Bug". It is bright and colorful, just like the shop it comes from.

"Sentimental Stitches" is a shop that features reproduction and traditional fabrics. It is a quaint place. Their quilt is made in reproduction fabrics and hung behind the counter. Here is what I managed to photograph.

Finally, here is the quilt from "Sew What's New". It used some beautiful mottled fabrics for the sky and sea.

Each shop had a gift basket with raffle chances. I found out this morning that I won the basket from the Quilt Bug!!! Wow. I never win anything. Of course, that shop is the furthest distance, so I'll have to venture out again and visit the shop. It is well worth it.

We are lucky that on Long Island we have great quilt shops that offer such a variety. I bought my first fabric "Jelly Roll" and I hope to have a "Many Trips.." quilt done by the end of the summer. I'll keep you posted.

Enjoy! Kim

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