Thursday, June 7, 2012

Traveling Quilter

Know from hence you came.  If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.
James Baldwin

Antique Quilt in Arkansas

One of the joys of traveling is finding new quilt shops to visit. While on vacation to Branson in April I got to visit Quilts & Quilts http://www.quiltsandquilts.com/ It is an incredible shop. What made it even more awesome was the fact that six weeks before I arrived their shop had been hit by a tornado. I would have never known they were in a brand new location if they had not told us.  They have bolts and bolts of fabric, many books and patterns and a lot of finished quilts for sell. I didn't get any pictures but I did buy a few goodies that I'll share with you another day along with some other great shops I visited.

On the way home we stopped for lunch at a cafe that had a crafts, shoes, Tshirts and furniture.  The quilt above was hanging on the wall. Here are the close ups:

Antique Block

Another Block

I don't know the name of the pattern but I just loved it.  They had some other quilts hanging, log cabin and ninepatch but this is the one that caught my eye, along with this:



Pottery Owl

Pottery Pitcher

I really fell in love with the owl vase that was sitting on the mantle. Unfortuneatly it was not for sale. I have a thing for owls. I also collect pitchers and after asking several employees I was finally given a price. I got it for less that $40.  Don't think it was a good deal?  I know you can't tell from the picture but this thing is huge! It is glazed ceramic pottery and probably will hold 2 gallons - more than I'd want to pass around the table for sure!  My husband likes to ramble through antique shops with me and we did a few of those too. I will have to share the other pitcher I got on the way through Alabama later.  By the way, if you know where I can get an owl like that please let me know.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Patricia. I was just in Branson and went to that store. I, too, was amazed that they were able to recover from the tornado so quickly. The damage visible around town was shocking. I also went to Kate's Quilts in the Silver Dollar City theme park. It was small, but very nice with lots of pretty fabrics. Enjoy your travels and quilt shop hunting!

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    1. It is always fun to see how different shops merchandise and which fabrics they choose. I hope that the damaged areas are rebuilt and not just left as is. Branson was not very busy in April.

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  2. Hi, stopped by from Find A Friend Friday @ Sew Many Ways - that quilt is absolutely goregeous!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, the quilt really caught my eye! I was intrigued by how the different shapes were used.

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