This past weekend we snuck off for a little while. We journeyed to Indianapolis for the AMA Supercross race at Lucas Oil Stadium. My daughter and I were prepared to sit through hours of this with my son and husband:
Well, I decided that since the “girl” and I were traveling that far to be with “the boys” – we had to sneak off for a little girlie fun on our own prior to the race while they were sitting in the stadium soaking up the qualifying show and all the other pre-race stuff.
The “girl” and I went here:
and we had a blast. We bought some goodies and then we visited with them for a little while and had this taken:
That’s me in the middle with Terri and Linda on either side of me! (geez – you think I could have been wearing something a little nicer! But alas, I had my racing shirt on – had to help support the boys once we got back to the race!) But who wants to talk about me – look at that quilt on the design wall behind us. Holy cow – I love that quilt design. You can purchase this pattern and even a kit to make it directly from them! The name of the quilt is Eldon and it’s designed by that sweetie of a gal Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. Geez – she really knows how to design some fabulous quilts! I’m telling you though – the kit from Back Door Quilts is breathtaking. I have to make this – I just could not take my eyes away from this quilt. Anyhow – just give them a little jingle and I bet they can help you out to if you have also fallen in love with this beauty also! Here’s a link the their website where you will find all kinds of goodies! Back Door Quilts
If you ever have the chance to visit them in Greenwood, Indiana – go for it! There is so much eye candy in that quilt shop! Wow. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Our next stop was:
Nancy and Paul own this shop called: The Rivers Edge Fabric Company. We met awhile back through all the quilt shows we’ve done together. Wow, wow- what fun we had there. They have so much space in their building and models all over the place and fabric – wow – lots of it too!
Here’s a picture of Nancy and I together. Oh my – what’s that behind me, hmmmm, that quilt looks mighty familiar! Oh yeah – it’s one of our designs – It’s The Brick Wall of Wabash County pattern #360 Here’s our version:
But to be honest with you – I like their version better – of course because it’s scrappy. Now – if you love their quilt as much as I do – give them a little jingle to because they have it all kitted up! Click here to go their website: The Rivers Edge Fabric Company
Fabulous! And a little birdie told me the kits have been selling really well for them!
And they are also hot on the sewing machine whipping up their own version of this:
They are busy putting the last stitches into their quilt – but the kits are ready to go! If you look in the photo of Nancy and I together – and look to those pretty kits all stacked up on the right side of the photo, you get a little peak at them! All the fabrics are in gorgeous Kansas Troubles/ style prints and colors (you know – Them – “the” Kansas Troubles Quilters fabric by Moda Fabrics – the designer is of course, Lynette Hagemeier) Yummy – just yummy looking. Makes me want to make another one of these quilts!
My daughter also made a new friend while at this shop – so now she has a new “buddie” to hang around with while we are vending at the NQA show in June in Columbus, Ohio. I guess they have a “lunch” date too!
Now that I’m back home, I can think of a couple dozen things I should have bought that I saw in these shops. Why oh why do I always do that! Thank goodness for the internet!
To finish today’s post, I will not leave you hanging. We were only able to visit 2 quilt shops on this adventure before the “boys” started wondering where we were (in other words, they were getting lonely and hungry) So the “girl” and I headed back up to Indy loaded with snacks for the boys. All in all we had fun the whole day – even at the race. It was very exciting – but very expensive – My $6.50 diet coke lasted a long time – a very long time. I think I walked out of the stadium partially dehydrated because I was so thirsty but to cheap to buy another drink! Thank goodness for the cooler I had in the truck! Why are these things so expensive to eat or drink at! Ughhhh….
When I get a chance I’ve got another quilt shop adventure to post about that I went on a couple weeks ago. It was a rather interesting trip….