Thursday, June 17, 2010

Quilt Shop Hop Part 1

The Theme for the Wasatch Front Quilt Shop Hop for 2010 is Celebrating 10 Years, it's hard to believe it's been 10 years. I don't think I've missed more than 1-2 years of the 10 years. This year each shop picked a celebration and made a block and then also made a quilt to showcase their celebration.

Shop Hop came upon me quickly this year and I wasn't quite prepared for it. What I mean is that with the wedding I didn't have as much money to spend as I wanted to have but, I had fun with my $100 budget and was able to collect some wonderful fabric for a new quilt I'm making this summer. I'll talk more about that in another post later where I'll share the pattern and show pictures of the fabric I bought.

(Picture taken at Quilts Etc.)

Diana, Jackie and I started our Shop Hop Day at 8am and drove to one of the furthest Shops and worked our way down through the Salt Lake Valley.

Here is a list of the 10 shops we visited along with links if they have them:

1. Quilter's Haven located in Bountiful, Utah
2. Piper's Quilts & Comforts located in Historic Sugarhouse in SLC, Utah
3. Whimsy Cottage located in Holladay, Utah
4. Mormon Handicraft located in Deseret Book in Midvale, Utah
5. Elaine's Quilt Block located in Cottonwood Heights, Utah
6. Pine Needle's located at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah
7. Material Girl's located in South Jordan, Utah
8. Quilt, Quilt, Quilt, Etc. located in Sandy Utah
9. Thimble & Threads located in Draper, Utah
10. Broadbent's Quilt Shop located in Lehi, Utah

Shop One:
Quilter's Haven
Located in Bountiful, Utah

This is a view of the front of their shop. I loved the Halloween quilt made using Riley Blake's Halloween collection called "Boo to You". I bought the majority of my fabric from this shop.

The theme for Quilter's Haven's quilt is Cinco de Mayo.

I loved the Tool Minder's as seen in the picture below.
I actually have a tutorial in the works that I have planned for next week sometime.

Shop Two:
Piper's Quilts & Comforts
located in Historic Sugarhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah

Jeannette is the shop owner and she has a wonderful flair for quilting, crocheting, knitting, and applique. I'm quite certain those are just a few of her many talents. Her shop also has the most beautiful garden and her hollyhocks are so gorgeous.

You must click on the picture below to get a closer look at all of these darling handmade baby shoes. I just want to make them and line them up on a shelf or hang them in the window. They are just that cute. The picture doesn't give a clear picture of just how precious they are.

These Hand Smocked Dresses have been a favorite for years and I have yet to take one on. I should've bought a kit to make and frame at least one of them. I just couldn't decide which dress I wanted to make. Each kit comes with a pre-gathered piece of fabric for smocking.

I love this yarn display and love the quilt on the door too.

Jeanette has many wonderful crochet and knitting books along with quilt books and patterns. I wished I had had more time to peruse her book shelves.

Shop Three:
Whimsy Cottage
Located in Holladay, Utah

This shop is small but full of great fabric. I'm not as keen on their present location but it's wonderful to have them in the list of Quilt Shops to visit. Last year they had one of my favorite quilts.
This is an inside look at Whimsy Cottage.
We ran into some of our American Quilting Retreat Buddies here and had fun visiting with them.

Whimsy's Quilt Theme: Mardi Gras

Shop Four:
Mormon Handicraft
Sorry NO Pictures taken here.

This Quilt Shop used to be one of the premier places to visit when in Utah and they have since moved from downtown Salt Lake City to "This is the Place Heritage Park" and Pioneer Village in SLC and now they are located in a corner of some of the bigger Deseret Books in Utah. I don't know about every quilter but, I think we all miss their previous locations, especially the Pioneer Village. That was a great place to visit.

Shop Five:
Elaine's Quilt Block
Located in Cottonwood Heights, Utah

This is one of my favorite shops that I'd love to visit more often than I get too. It's not terribly far away but just far enough with all of the summer road construction that it makes it difficult for me to get too as often. Their shop has a great variety of fabric with lots of fun things to look at.

Elaine's Quilt Shop Theme: Happy New Year

Shop Six:
Pine Needles
Located at Historic Gardner Village in Holladay, Utah

I'm so happy this shop is so close to home and it's in my top five favorite quilt shops to visit. The location of this quilt shop is also very fun with lots of other shops each in their own little house. Gardner Village is actually a little village of old and historial houses that have been brought to the site and given a new home. Gardner Village is a delightful place that you'll have to put on your must visit places when you come to Utah.

A view of Pine Needle's from the bridge you walk over when parking on the north side of the building.
Pine Needles theme: Baby Shower
Click on the picture to see the darling bibs and baby shirts.

I love this crib and the darling things displayed inside.

Look at this darling baby carseat/carrier cover. It's an actual quilt, not just two pieces of fabric sewn together and I loved the extra attention to detail on this carseat cover.

Well, that's it for today!

Tomorrow: Part Two
Quilt Shops 7, 8, 9, &10

I hope you enjoyed a peek at some of our local quilt shops.


Patchwork Penguin said...

I can see that when hubby and I take a trip out west... Utah is going to be filled with quilt shops!!!

By the way, I love your blog. What template are you using? The banner is gorgeous with all of the pictures.

quiltingnana said...

thanks for posting about the shops...isn't it great how shops have their own personalities...

call me crazy said...

How fun! All the shops look wonderful! I liked that yarn display too. ;-) Have a happy day!

paulette said...

Wow!! LUcky you!! Such wonderful shops!! I look forward to tomorrow!

Diane said...

I saw you yesterday at Quilts, Etc. I said to my friend - I think that's Kim, I follow her blog. I was going to introduce myself, but you were gone by then. I had a blast at the Shop Hop and hit all 15 stores yesterday and today. Fun!

Jan Marie said...

Kim, what a fun day it looks like you all had. I am definately going to go to Gardner Village.

Nedra said...

What a fun day! You really hit a lot of the shops. I wish I could have joined you. I remember finally meeting you when we did Shop Hop. Thanks for all the show and tell.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited to see that you liked my car seat cover. I had so much fun making it. Shop Hop was a blast. This was my first time ever going and I Loved It!


Jeannette said...

Oh I wish I were in Utah! Thanks for a great tour on your blog.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your Shop Hop looks like so much fun. And the shops are amazing. Our shop hops have not been as good in the last few years. The shops in Florida are becoming so trendy. I enjoy flying up to Ohio and doing the Amish Shop Hop with my BFF in the fall. Looking forward to seeing more :-)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The only one I got to here was Pine Needles. I usually don't make it up north that far. Quilters Haven is one I like to go to and it is only 5 min. from my daughter's house but she broke her foot and is staying at my house so maybe when we take her car home to her house I'll stop there. I didn't make it to Pipers. And I wanted to. Glad to see your photos.