Today I chose to do something "Spur of the Moment"!
I drove across the state (109 miles one way/2hrs.)
to attend the grand opening of a long-time friend's new quilt shop
in Bay City, Michigan.
It is called Between Patches, LLC.
I phoned a friend asking if she could go with me, which she could.
The day was sunny and the temp. in the vehicle comfortable.
Although the outside temp. was 44 degrees.
We stopped for lunch half way there.
Upon our arrival we found:
A bright, cheery mailbox.
The very enthusiastic, experienced quilter and store owner, Robyn.
A welcoming display shelf, enticing us to come in and explore further.
A shop with a variety of fabrics, with space and plans to fill more shelves
with the next order of fabrics.
Here are blacks and whites, 1930s, and solids.
A baskets of fat quarters, on sale this week.
A large stock of batiks that just seemed to gleam.
Colorful cottons and soft flannels.
A crib of scraps...fill a zip bag for $3.
Does your husband need a place to sit while you shop?
Or maybe you want to sit and look through a book.
Another shelfing unit with all kinds of things a quilter might want.
She has a Block of the Month (BOM) to participate in.
Robyn demostrates, one day each month, how to make that month's block.
She has classes scheduled.
She is also an accomplished longarm quilter as well as a pattern designer.
While we were there, a group of ladies came in.
We all began chatting about quilting,
when one lady looked at my friend
and recognized her as the organizer of
The Mitten State Quilters Facebook Group!
We talked a bit longer!
We stayed about an hours, talking, laughing and relaxing around the cutting table.
Robyn said that is the atmosphere she hopes to foster in her quilt shop.
If you are in the area, stop and take a look around,
you might even meet a new friend.
Her Facebook page link is HERE.
I checked out your friends shop on facebook and like the page. It has such a homey feel. I think she will do well. I prayed for her new business You can never have too much prayer. 8-)
It sounds like a fun visit and a great new shop. I wish her well.
What a nice surprise it was to see you and your friend at Between Patches, LLC. We just discovered her shop and wait to watch it grow. Robyn loves to share her wealth of knowledge. I look forward to each visit.
What a good friend you are. Her shop is lovely. I especially like the rocking chair with the bright patchwork cover.
You are amazing and so supportive, but also--how fun to have a little adventure to a friend's quilt shop! It looks inviting and fun to visit. I hope she does very well.
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