Before I left my favorite LQS, Loving Stitches, I stopped by the get their Row by Row pattern, a North Carolina Row by Row! But, as we’re getting our bearings here in Virginia, I’m collecting Row by Row patterns from my new state! Today I travelled a bit out of my way to visit Culpepper and Warrenton, That Little Quilt Shop and Kelly Ann’s Quilting.
My GPS was the loser of the day, as it took me well out of my way, through the winding countryside to Culpepper, the first shop I visited. I was very glad to get out of the car and walk a little to That Little Quilt Shop, located in downtown. I was pleasantly surprised to find it nestled into a quaint downtown setting, full of local small businesses. Being a more modern quilter, I was also surprised and thankful to find modern fabrics, scoring an out of print Heather Ross fabric. I bought some Kona White, too, for my Modern Instabee Hive 12 peeps, also known as the #buzzindozen. Many of us want a white, white background on our blocks that we’re trading.
So, on to Warrenton I trekked, although the trip from Culpepper to Warrenton was a short one. I made it to Kelly Ann’s Quilting and was able to park right out front! It, too, is part of a thriving downtown community of local businesses. Kelly Ann’s Quilting had quite a bit of modern fabric from which to choose, and I found myself having a hard time narrowing down what to actually purchase! I spent some time chatting there, and enjoyed my day thoroughly!
On the way home, a less circuitous route, my phone (and GPS with it) died. I knew roughly where I was, but I stopped and bought a map and some lunch just in case! =} I made it home safely from my “quilty adventure” and am no worse for the wear. I’m learning my way around, finding new quilt shops, AND getting free patterns as I travel around. Fun stuff!