. . . and fields of windmills.
Our first stop of the day was in the town of Estherville.
We made 2 stops in town. It truly is fun to see how each shop is so very unique and different compared to the other. We both loved by Darci and Lacey. The color choices in the fabrics and the border print, and block selection was quite beautiful!!
A short distance up the road was the town of Emmetsberg.
In honor of our wagon arrival, a sign was posted in the window!! I loved the old brick buildings that surrounded the entire downtown area. Something we noticed throughout our first three stops, Moda fabrics were not prevalent, very different compared to the shops around us here at home.
Our next stop was to the town of Algona. Again, I loved the old brick buildings, and was intreagued by painting of the Algona floor on the side of the building.
The quilt shop right in Algona was a fun visit.
The gal who owns the shop has been battling cancer and had a wonderful place.
She had a fun display of Buggy Barn samples, something we really don't see a
whole lot of around here.
At last . . . we arrived to our destination . . .
COUNTRY THREADS IN GARNER IOWA.
The plauge above appeared to be the moto of the farm.
Connie and Mary are two very energetic and enthusiastic women who have designed
over 800 different books and patterns on the very grounds we were at.
The barn shown above is the location of classes if you were to take them on a farm.
The upstairs (hay loft) is the class location and was set up with many tables and chairs from their Sunflower camp, which wrapped up on Friday. It was a fun setting for a retreat/class.
This was the enterance to the chicken coop, which houses all the samples.
This little guy greeted all of us on his hayrack of pumpkins.