I first met Nancy, owner of Whimsy, at a Utah Shop Hop - quilt shop owner's retreat. Most of the owners of the shops that were involved in the Utah Shop Hop came and spent the night sewing, talking and laughing. The next morning we drew names of those who had completed the Shop Hop tour and packaged up all the prizes.
She was located in Heber at the time (2002) and had a house next door to her quilt shop that she rented out for quilting retreats. I have pictures of that gathering somewhere, I'll have to dig them up and post them! Oh, at that time I was an owner of Sew Sweet, a quilt shop here in Tooele.
Anyway, Nancy was so fun and a gracious hostess and I seemed to really gravitate toward her eclectic, take it or leave it, artsy personality. A few years later she sold the business.
Now that her children are grown, she is once again amazing us with her vibrant fabric offerings - Yeah!!!
Upon entering the shop, you see the colorful batik fabrics and displays.
Looking to the right you see bright colors and inspirational samples.
Looking toward the front you can see the charming apron displays. Behind you (no picture) is a great selection of black and white fabrics. Do you remember the fun 'Undies' fabric I bought? I got it here!
Cutting area and check out
OK, so what did I buy?
I saw this ADORABLE box of note cards and thought it would be perfect for my secret sister Valentine Swap! The box looks like a shoe box and inside are 10 note cards in the shape of shoes!!
Gotta have ric-rak for a table runner I'm doing. (for my project of the month goal)
And this piece? It was a NR purchase! (No Reason!!) It just 'spoke' to me!
Here are some links to things I think you would enjoy:
Candace of Squash House Quilts is approaching her 100th post!! She is having a giveaway to celebrate! Go check it out!! I have enjoyed getting to know her through our blogs and swapping cottages!
Hey Jane and anyone else who is ready for spring! Take a look at the exquisite photography Carlahas on her blog documenting a caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly! While you are there, look around, this lady's got a fun sense of humor!!
OH, and to you Japanese novelty fabric fans who are in the Salt Lake area, Pine Needles at Gardner Village has about a dozen or more bolts of the irresistible stuff! And they have tea towels, the plain white cotton kind. I've been looking for these everywhere! How do I know this? Umm, yeah, I was there today. I hate to mention it because I forgot to take my camera! I'm kinda liking this 'Quilt Shop Reporter' gig! I will post my purchase sometime soon.