Yesterday's field trip to the Quilt Shop of Deland was a blast!!! Thank you Hope for organizing this group activity, and Michele for taking pictures. Rebecca, Kathryn, Hope, Rene', Michele, Beth and Julie were in attendance (posing below with quilt shop owner Judy).
Judy Hansen and her staff were very accommodating of our group. Dawn demonstrated all the cool things you can do with yo yo makers. Judy demonstrated the Supreme Slider and Quilt Halo while giving tips on quilting in general and with metallic thread. It was an exciting day also in that we got a sneak peek at Judy's new fabric line still in production....it's a beauty; Judy had also just found out that she will be featured in Fabric Trends for Quilters magazine...very cool!; and there was a videographer on hand to record our every move....coincidental? ;-)
Every one in our group left with a fat quarter and pattern of our choosing from Judy's Bella Flora line, a bag of oversized charm squares, and fabric and instructions to make fabric flowers. Of course, all of us took advantage of the sales going on in the store, and I think each of us left with a shopping bag full of goodies. After an exhausting few hours of shopping and learning, we enjoyed lunch together at The Main Street Grill. Our group sure knows how to have fun!!!
Our next guild meeting is Wednesday, September 1 at The Sewing Studio in Maitland from 10am to 12pm. See you there!