Our first stop of the day (after lunch, of course) was Bay Window Quilt Shop in Perham.
Of course we couldn't leave without finding goodies!
Some of those goodies you'll be seeing in future projects here in the shop
Upon walking back to our magic school bus we noticed the cute little trailer.
Our second quilt shop stop was Back Porch Quilts in Detroit Lakes.
I forgot to take a picture of this quilt shop (I know-one of my many missed moments)
This too was a cute little place offering fun inspirations.
Then off to Park Rapids--now this town was FUN.
When we first turned the corner we stopped in a long line of cars, wondering what was going on. It took the driver a moment to realize she was waiting for a parked car with nobody in it to move. (thankfully she didn't honk the horn--that woulda been embarrassing and a sure sign that were tourists) Who knew people angle parked on curb AND parked in the center median and still had enough room to drive cars up and down the streets? (yes--those of you who are looking at the photo see it right. The cars in the center are actually parked there.)
(excuse the poor photography. After we left the town I realized I had shifted my camera setting so between taking them in a moving car & the setting they leave a bit to be desired)
I'll quit with Dorset now--promise--but do if you are near make an effort to stop!
Then onto the Funky Junk Market in Bemidji.
The Funky Junk Market was more than just about junk. Bonnie (who designs Willow Wood Market patterns) puts this on at her studio. It houses "funky junk" (antiques, furniture, hand made quilts, etc) and a quilt show that this year had over 100 quilts!!!
All three of us seemed to have pointed out the same quilts we liked and this happened to be one of them.
This is side numero dos. It's was a 2-for-1 special on the sale.
At the end of the night we left with the biggest stacks (we think) that we have ever marked to sell. Managed to find things we want to re-introduce from ages ago, and orgainzed what we decided to keep at the shop. Both of us gals took a big box full of samples home to use, and hopefully enjoy there.
Until next time. . .