Shop Hop – Day 6!

Today was a fairly quiet day with only a few hoppers paying us a visit. If you haven’t had a chance to drop in yet, do keep in mind that there are only two days left of the shop hop. That is for all the shops except Quilter’s Combo. Kat will be extending her hop savings until October 8 so those who are working on the Huntsville quilt show during the hop will have a chance to participate.

Speaking of the quilt show, it will begin tomorrow at 10:00 and run through Sunday afernoon when it will end at 4:00. Make sure you go and enjoy all the wonderful quilts that will be on display. I’m hoping to go on Sunday myself. I can’t wait to see who won what.

While you’re in Huntsville you really ought to visit the Museum of Art located at 300 Church Street. They have a quilt exhibit entitled Blood, Thread & Tears: World War II Quilts. For more information you can visit their website. If you can’t make it this weekend you have until November 13 to see this special exhibit.

OK…I bet you’ve been waiting with baited breath to find out who won the door prize for today. Victoria pulled out the winning ticket after she got home from Huntsville. She’s enjoyed doing that ever since we bought the shop seven years ago. When she was younger she’d pull name after name after name out of the basket because she didn’t realize that there were only so many prizes to give out. Besides, she wanted everyone to win! We finally worked out a system where she drew a ticket and taped the slip of paper to each prize. That helped a lot, but once she ran out of “presents” she’d ask if we could fine just one because Miss So-and-so hadn’t won anything. She had her favorites and always wanted them to win.

The winner for today is Arlinda Vess from right here in Fayetteville. The prize for today was donated by one of our great vendors, Checker Distributors. It’s the book Out of the Box by Melanie McFarland and Mary Lou Weidman. The title of the book says it all. Visit Martingale Publishing’s website, browse through the gallery for this book, and you’ll see what I mean. While some of the techniques used to make these super quilts might be traditional, the quilts themselves certainly are not. I love this book! If it doesn’t bring a smile to your face you’re in serious need of counseling. There’s even free wallpaper from this book that you can put on your computer. Slick!

We hope to see you tomorrow, but if you can’t make it then do please hop in on Saturday. I know you don’t want to miss out on the savings and the prizes. We have one more small door prize to give away and then the biggie will be drawn for on Saturday. Actually, I think we’re giving two on Saturday. Who knows, Victoria might keep looking until she finds enough goodies for three or four. Oh wait, she has a wedding to play for Saturday afternoon. Maybe I can draw before she gets back and save myself the energy of digging for more prizes. Ya think?

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