|Shop-Hoppin' - Pine Needles at Gardner Village - One of our favorite shops|
It's hard to choose just one favorite! We loved Corn Wagon in Springville, Gracie Lou's in Salem, American Quilting in Orem, Pine Needles at Gardner Village in Salt Lake, Material Girls in South Jordan, Quilter's Haven in Bountiful, Village Dry Goods in Brigham City, and My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe in Logan! K& H in Kaysville and My Sister's Quilts in Riverton were new to us. We even visited a couple of extra shops not on the hop: Harmony in Provo (loved this one!!) and Quilter's Attic in Bountiful. Each shop had a fun activity, free patterns, treats, and drawings!
|A Treadle Race at Quilter's Haven. Chelsea won!|
We also visited the train depot in downtown Ogden, which houses a train museum...
...and also had a display of traditional Hawaiian Quilts ranging from the 1890s to today, from a couple's collection - didn't get their names, but I'm so glad we got to see these quilts!
Hawaiian Quilts are typically two-color whole cloth quilts. The patterns are cut out like a snowflake with motifs of leaves, fruit, trees, etc, and applique'd to a muslin or light-colored background. The quilt is then hand-quilted in an echo pattern around the motifs.
This bed topper was made in the late 1890's
Here's one from the 1970's
This one was made in the 1930's
Chelsea won a book of patterns for bags, pillows and pincushions from Quilter's Attic, and Nicole won a gift package which included fat quarters, batting and some fun notions from The Stitching Corner. Now, to get MAKING!!
~ the Momma