Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wasatch Quilt Shop Hop & Giveaway!

This year's Wasatch Quilt Shop Hop did not disappoint. In my opinion it was the best year ever and I enjoyed each shops interpretation of the blocks. It was fun taking pictures of 12 of the 15 shops that we visited yesterday. It took us over 13 hours and we almost made it to 13 of the shops but we were 13 minutes after it closed. The remaining two shops were too far away for us and we didn't have enough time to get there. We're sad about that, but that's the way it is. I'm just happy we were able to hit so many in one day. By the way, if the shop's have a link to their websites I've linked them for you, just click on the store's name and it will take you to their darling shops. We are sooo lucky here in Utah to have sooo many wonderful quilt shops.

Announcing My 2nd Annual
Quilt Shop Hop Giveaway


This has been a fun tradition for me and my friends for many years now and I wanted to have another giveaway to celebrate all of the creativity that exists here in Utah. Of the 13 quilts we saw I decided to pick Three of my Favorite Quilts. Each of these quilts were designed by the owner's of each quilt shop and were designed and made by them (owner's), their staff, and/or with the help of their staff (I think I covered it all the variables on that).

Here are the Rules:
  • Pick your favorite quilt then leave a comment telling me which number quilt you liked and if your favorites are my favorites I'll put your name in for the Quilt Shop Hop Giveaway.
  • I don't like to leave anyone out so, if you don't pick one of my favorite quilts you're name will still go in for the 2nd prize that I'm also giving away.
  • The Giveaway will be open until Monday, June 22nd at 12 midnight. I will then draw two names for the two prizes which I will show you when I reveal the names of the two winners.
Here's how it works . . .
I've posted a picture of the Quilt Shops store fronts with a number attached right by the shops name. You will then see a quilt picture of the store's interpretation of the quilt theme which is, "Around the Town".


The Quilt Shops begin here:

#1
Broadbents located in Lehi



Broadbent's Village Quilt



#2
Corn Wagon Quilts in Springville



Corn Wagon's Miniature Village Quilt



#3 The Stitching Corner in Orem

(no store front picture, sorry I missed this one)


This is Stitching Corner's Quilt



#4 American Quilting in Orem



This is my Friend Amy (owner) standing in front of her creation.




Thimbles & Threads Quilt



#6 Quilt Etc. in Sandy


(no store front picture, sorry I missed this one)

I got distracted here and missed a picture of Quilt Etc.'s store front because I heard my name being called as I was getting ready to take a picture of the store. So this picture will have to suffice. I ran into one of my blogging/quilting friends Nedra of Cactus Needles. She was up visiting from St. George doing the Quilt Shop Hop with some of her friends. We were hoping to run into each other during the shop hop and we had even traded cell phone number's. It was so fun meeting Nedra in person and giving each other a big hug. After we hit a few other quilt shops Nedra, Judie, and their friend Beth met up with Me and my friend Jackie at Zupa's for lunch. Lunch was yummy and the company was wonderful. We could've visited for hours. This picture is taken by the house next door to the quilt shop and belongs to the quilt shop owner, Pat. I love Pat and all of her staff and that's where I taught classes for a few years. I LOVED it and when I have more time I would love to work there again.


Quilt made by Quilt Etc.



#7
Pine Needles in West Jordan



Pine Needles Quilt



#8
Elaine's Quilt Block in Salt Lake City



Elaine's Village Quilt




#9 Whimsy Cottage in Salt Lake City


This is Whimsy's Quilt



#10 Piper's in Salt Lake City


This is Piper's quilt.



#11 Quilter's Haven in Bountiful


This is Quilter's Haven's Quilt



#12 Village Dry Goods in Brigham City


This is Village Dry Goods Quilt.

67 comments:

Tozz said...

Hi Kim, my favourite quilt is #12 and I think that #2, #5 and #12 are your favourites ...well they are mine :) What a great idea too and how I wished I lived there!!

FrancisMoore said...

I like all of the quilts, but #12 is my favorite. Francis Moore

Anita said...

I really like #7. The shop looks like it was a lot of fun.

Debbie said...

I love #12 but #4 was a very, very, very close 2nd. It was so fun to see all the variations of the same theme!
Debbie

Kimmy Davis said...

I loved #6 the most, as it seems to really be a fully-developed town. I liked many of the others, but 6 is definitely my fav!

Material Mary said...

Hi Kim, thanks for sharing the photos as I only got to go to Red Rooster this year because it was local to me. My favorite of favorite is #12 with 7,5 and 4 trailing in. Great quilts and I liked all of them, but these shine out!!
Mary

Kaye said...

I am having a hard time deciding between #6 and #1, guess 6 wins. It was hard to pick one as they are all so nice. I would love to be able to do a shop hop like that, but my arthritis would never let me do it. LOL

Susan said...

Oh my goodness...you must have had a WONDERFUL time! It's hard to pick a favorite...I'm torn between #4 and #9.

Nichole said...

So many favorites - I can see why you have 3! My very favorite was Whimsy's, #9, with #2 running a close second. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

theohiogirl said...

Oh my I love them all but #9 is soooooo darn cute~! I love quilts~!
Thank You for shareing :)
Hugs
Vanessa
http://ohiogirltalks.blogspot.com/

theohiogirl said...

Oops help if i remember to add the ones you like I will say 1.6.12 for you but I love them all but the cute one is number 9 that i love the most.
Hugs Vanessa
http://ohiogirltalks.blogspot.com/

fabricmad said...

Hi Kim
Well what a decision.
I think i will have to go with Whimsy's #9 as my favourite as the shop title says it all.

Close behind is #6 Quilt etc
and #5 Thimbles and Threads.

I want to visit all of those shops, they look so inviting

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Kim, This is such fun. I like #6but it was very hard to choose, for all the quilts were wonderful. I am glad you had such a fun time!!

I think you like #6, #9, #5

Thanks for the fun!!!

Laurie said...

WOW - how lucky you are to be surrounded by such beautiful shops. It was very, very difficult to pick a favorite - they are all lovely!
I guess I will pick #8 as the favorite. Thanks for sharing such beautiful quilts!! What inspiration!!!!!
laurie

Joyce said...

I love #2. I'm surprised they allowed you to take pictures of the quilts. We aren't allowed at our hops. Probably because they are selling a postcard with a picture of all the quilts on it.

Paige said...

I love #5!

Rachel said...

They're all beautiful, but #1 caught my eye and I like it the best.

Nici said...

I love the #2 quilt!!! I love all the stars and how they quilted the house blocks!! (I know the quilting technique has a name but it has slipped my mind) ;o) Thanks for having the great giveaway!!

Nici
nici826 at yahoo dot com

Snickerdoodle said...

Thimbles and Threads #5 is my favorite and I hope one of yours. You are so lucky to have such terrific quilt shops near you. I try to visit as many as I can when I go to Utah. You have introduced me to several I didn't know about. Keep up the good work. Love your blog.

Pat said...

6 is my favorite and is followed by 2 and then 11. I appreciate all of them and it was difficult to choose, but you said we HAD to choose....so I'll stick with 6! You are indeed lucky to have so many quilt shops in your area.

Kara Herron said...

Hey Kim! I found your blog. It's just lovely. I wish I quilted. Ha, ha! Come visit me:
www.mystorymoments.blogspot.com
www.foobbabe.blogspot.com
www.boundtobecherished.com

Oh, yeah, I LOVE #9 - it's so bright and beautiful. LOVE IT!!!!!

-Kara

Melissa said...

I liked quilt #4. I thought it was really fun!

Sherri said...

Hi Kim...loved the shop hop tour and all the quilts! It was fun to see you on Nedra's posts and Nedra in yours! I have to say quilt #12 is amazing...with quilt #4 just right behind it!

Freda's Hive said...

Ok I will never get to all of them but I'm so so happy to see the shops through your eyes. I love all the quilts. So incredibly hard to pick a favorite!! Thimbles quilt is my avorite. I adore the trip around the world surrounded by all the houses/stores. And I do love Broadbents, the colors and fabrics are so pretty. I did see that one up close and personal. And I really like it. It is hard to choose just one because they are all really lovely. Darling darling quilts. Super. I think you are right. These are the best ones yet. Hope to see you tomorrow?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, this is really hard. They are all so individual!

I like #5, 6, and 12 but I am going to say you like #5 :-)

Emily said...

How fun to stumble across your blog--and just in time for a giveaway! I like #2 the best. It's simple and so effective. Sometimes, for me, simple is best.

Susan said...

I'm going to have to say #1 is my favorite. But I have to add that #9 is very different, in a great way!

Kelly O. said...

I'm loving #2!!!

Jeanette said...

My favorite is #2. Thanks for the pictures. I'm going to Utah pretty soon and hope to see some of these shops. :-)

Vanasa said...

I have seen Broadbent's #1 up close and I love the detail. #12 is close second but I haven't seen it live yet.

ytsmom said...

I like 1, 2 and 9. Not necessarily in that order!

Carmen

Barb said...

Wow, now I am envious of all the shops you are privy to....all the quilts are awesome. I really love #8, 9 and 10...Iknow, you said to pick one...so #8 it is.....what an inspiration.

Edige said...

All of them are wonderful! I love the #2 most.
Thank you for the generous giveaway and congratulations to the 2 years of blogging.
Edit from Hungary

Anita in Florida said...

For me #9 was my favorite. You are so lucky to be able to have so many shops in close proximity to be able to shop hop in one day!!!

Kathie said...

I love no. 2
wow a lot of creative settings for the house blocks!
it was a hard choice..
Thanks for sharing all these pictures and the shops
I love seeing quilt shops !
as always enjoy reading your blog
Kathie

Nuts To You! said...

I like #6 the best with #5 being very close. They are all lovely!

Shawna

Thimbleanna said...

For the One Millionth time, I'm going to say how LUCKY you are to be bombarded by such fantastic inspiration. We don't even have ONE quilt shop like any of those, let alone 13 of them. It looks like your hop was a fabulous success -- I can't believe you managed to make it to so many in one day -- especially when you went all the way to Brigham City! And how fun to meet up with Nedra!

Anyway, Here are my favorites:
#9 Whimsy, 'cause I'll never give up on my inexplicable obsession with Whimsy ;-; ,
#6 Quilt Etc. 'cause you're partial to that one and it's just darn cute, and
#5 Thimbles and Thread 'cause I accidently clicked on it and when it's magnified, the details make for an adorable quilt! (And besides, you like that one too -- I can tell LOL.)
And I'm giving Corn Wagon the runner up award. ;-) I hope I get to see them all next month! ;-)

AllisonK said...

I've never had the desire to do the shop hop until your post. Thank you.
I really adore #4.

cockermom said...

I love #6. It reminds me of my mom's little village that she puts out every year.
All of these quilts are really beautiful. thanks for sharing with us.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

They are all soooo great.. but if I had to pick favorites, I would say:
#2, #6, #9

cyndi said...

#2 is my favorite. I am always drawn to stars. Funny thing, saw my sister has posted and she picked the same one! Thanks for all the great pics.

Barbara said...

Oh, Number 4 is wonderful....close behind is number 5. What a fun day ... wish I lived closer. Thank you for sharing the adventure.

Doris said...

#5, I love the "Trip Around the World" take. Seriously, 13 hours?!?

Doris
auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rebecca said...

Wow...really wish I could go to all those wonderful shops! And what a cute theme too! I hope our shop hop here next week is as wonderful as yours lol.
I am really lovin quilt #5!
Thank you for sharing your pictures :)

Gayle said...

#6 quilt from Quilts ETc is by far my favorite - it looks like a little village with all those cute buildings and the way it was designed. I haven't made it to any of the shops this year - although I was at Village Dry Goods for my rug hooking meeting on Tuesday. Looks like you had lots of fun! (Especially meeting up with Nedra!)

Trish said...

My favorite is #7. It has a 1930s
or 1950s feel to the design. It is warm and inviting. Trish Chesterfield, VA

Jana said...

I have to agree with you, it was a great Shop Hop this year! All of the quilts were outstanding but I have to say that #5 was probably my favorite just because of all the little piecing. It just looked "happy" too with the brighter colors. I loved several others though too. This was hard to pick just one!

Rhonda P. said...

Toss up between #2 & #12, so I am guessing #2.

Sara Richins said...

If only I had more money for gas, I would love to do the Shop Hop. I guess I can stop by the shop in Logan. Anyways, my favorite was #5. Very cute!! Closely followed by #4.

Cynthia said...

My favorite is #5, Thimbles and Threads, but it was hard to choose. What I liked about the quilt is how all the buildings popped out with the details. I wish I could have gone to the shophop, I just moved far far away from the Salt Lake Valley.

Shari said...

What a lot of fun! All the quilts are so wonderful and each is so charming. It was hard to choose...

My favourite quilt is #9 Whimsy Cottage's. I've a thing for trees and I just love that interpretation of the village green. And what is with that caution tape and the crime scene - hilarious. They really got in to the spirit of the Shop Hop. I'd like to visit that police department any day!

A close second was #6 of Quilt Etc. Just love that dinosaur in the hills!

I'm so jealous that you have such a fun annual activity that you can share with many quilters. So glad you had so much fun and caught up with fantastic people.

Hugs - Shari

Robin said...

I loved #4...tragically did not make it around to get all of the patterns, though, so I won't be able to reproduce it without a lot of work.....

Jo-Anne said...

What a FUN day!!! I can't wait to get to Utah (in 2 weeks! YAY!) a stop at some of these stores!!! :)
I LOVE #5....I have an antique around the world quilt. I hhave always been facinated by that pattern! :)
Thanks for the fun giveaway...
Jo-Anne

Kim said...

Are you kidding me? My head just exploded trying to decide which one I liked best! That's like asking which of your children is your favorite! LOL! I've narrowed it down to #2 and #5; I think I'll pick #2 as MY favorite, though, just because it's a miniature size AND because I think the setting puts more emphasis on the building blocks. Although, darn it, #5 is awfully eye catching, isn't it?!

Aside from all that, though, you've brought back fond memories for me of a mini quilt retreat my friend Kairle hosted--we were based in Lehi and visited several of the shops. Don't you absolutely LOVE Broadbents for all the "stuff" they have?! I wish I could have brought the whole store back to Sacramento with me! Quilts, Etc, brought in a lunch for us when we visited. Great shops and wonderful people!

onlymehere said...

My most favorite is #6 at Quilts Etc. I also like #8 at Elaine's Quilt Block and #3 at Stitching Corner. I live by Logan and wish I would have made it to the shop that was doing it. Which store was it, probably Stylish Fabrics/Bernina. I just found your blog and I'm really liking seeing quilts and things close to home!! I've been to some of these shops and really like what they have to offer. Cindy

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Kim, I have enjoyed you girls adventure through all the quilt shops. It was so much fun, just didn't have all the laughter that went on, that I know ya had.
So many favorites but I guess I would have to go with #5 Thimbles & Threads Draper. Seems to be the one I keep going back to. Love houses and old stores on quilts and runners.
Rest up and start stitchen all you saw,
Bonnie

Dawn said...

Hi Kim, How fun to visit so many shops!! And the icing on the cake...visiting with Nanette and Nedra!!
Ok..my favorite is 4, no.. 12, wait...#9...ok 12...wait...#9 final answer!!

Vanasa said...

Saw #12 today and it became my new favorite quilt. I like that they put their barn block in the middle. The picture doesn't do the colors justice.

dotti white said...

I will pick number 5 because of the bright colors and incredible details but there are many others that just touch my heart and that I would love to make! Thanks for sharing all of the pictures!

Jessica Christensen said...

I think #2 is my favorite, with #9 as a close second. I'm pro-whimsy.

Kara said...

You CAN'T limit me to just one, I have to choose #2 and #4. Sorry it's just too hard!

Trisha said...

My favorite is #5. I love how the houses are a border around the trip around the world pattern. So cute!! Thanks for putting all the shops and their quilts in one post. Almost makes me feel like I got to shop along with you!

Blogless me said...

What a treat, or is it a torture ;-), having to choose one from all the beauties you have shown us.

I think #6 of Quilt Etc is my most favourite. I have to confess, though, that the Whimsy Cottage's #9 and #2 of Corn Wagon Quilts could have easily swapped places with it. And I almost forgot #4 of American Quilting.

To summarize, I would love to have them all! Is there a way this can be arranged ;-) ?

kcenya1950 said...

Number 1 is my favourite. What a great assortment of quilts and shops. Next year I think I have to plan on heading down to Utah for the Shop Hop. Yu have such great shops and such variety. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

w&v said...

V. here... I choose quilt # 12. I cannot resist a white picket fence around houses. Thanks for the great shop hop. Wish I could have attended! v.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a great shop hop! Thanks for the great photos. My favorite is number twelve #12. It is a quilt that had a lot of time and effort into it.

Amanda said...

I love them all,too, but for some reason #4 was my favorite. I sorta have a love for houses in quilts. I don't really know why, but they appeal to me for some reason.