Dad drove me home yesterday and on the way he was sweet enough to let me stop at Foothill Fabrics and Threads, a most gorgeous little quilt shop in the Dandenongs. It is not far from where Mum and Dad live, so you can be sure I will be back to visit them one day (um.. yes, the parents and the quilt shop!)
The shop ladies kindly let me take lots of photos…. here are a few:
I met a lovely lady called Nantje who made us feel very welcome at the back of the shop. She was working on some lovely applique, and when I commented on this quilt on the wall….
I think it is just too sweet 🙂 Nantje teaches a class on this… it would be so fun to go to it! So, if any of you are ever in Melbourne, just drive to the bottom of the Dandenongs and go visit this wonderful shop.
Now I know you are all wondering what I bought 🙂 I was very good… I only bought two things….. 🙂 They came in paper bags:
Can you see what it’s for? Gail Pan’s Somerset House which I fell in love with as soon as I saw it on her blog. The colors were perfect for Mum’s lounge room, and I want to make her a special quilt, so…. I bought the kit…. and I bought another one just for me…. because they are my colors too 🙂
Didn’t I have a great day?! Oh, and would you believe it…. I found out that Gail cut the kits HERSELF! With her own hands!!! I mean, really, that makes it worth double of what I paid for it, don’t you think? It turns out that she works there sometimes… but she wasn’t there yesterday so I didn’t get to meet her 🙁 So now I really have to go back… because I am under strict instructions to get her autograph for Alice 🙂
So there is another reason to go visit Foothills, and if you do, tell them Joy sent you, and they will have no idea who you’re talking about 🙂