Wednesday, July 16, 2014

QC6 Day 17

Another rainy day today meant it was time for another shop hop trip for more free row patterns in the Row by Row Experience.  We went to 3 quilt shops - 2 in Maine and 1 in New Hampshire, another store in Maine called Mardens that is a surplus store, but has a large fabric department, and Walmart. The picture with the large FABRIC sign is Mardens - interesting place, some good bargains. That was the first stop.
Then we found the first shop, Sanford Sewing Machine Co.; not too impressive on the outside but the shop was really nice and they have a pretty row.  We bought the kit.  Lots of pretty fabrics, nice shop.
Walmart was right across the street so we made a quick stop for some things we needed, then went on to find a place for lunch.  Next stop was a shop called Kathie's Quilt Shop - a lovely place in a large old house in Sanford.  It was bright and spacious and had a huge variety of fabrics and notions - something for every taste.  She had the biggest supply of perle cotton I've ever seen in one place! Modern fabrics, traditional, wool, flannel, you name it.  This was my favorite shop we've been to so far.
The last stop of the day was back in New Hampshire at a small shop in Milton called Evergreen Country Primitives.  This shop was in the basement of a house on a rural road, but very nice and very friendly.  They specialize in wool and penny rug type stitchery but had some other things of interest as well.  Needless to say I found something to buy in every shop we've been to!
And their "license plate" is the best yet!  (A take-off on the state motto, "Live Free or Die".)


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