Yesterday was day 2 of the Quilters' Shop Tour. We started out early again and arrived at our first Quilt Shop at 9 am when they opened. There was four us this time, Michelle's sister Sharon decided to joing us. Our first shop was Joyce's Sewing Shop. There was a very large selection of sewing machines, patterns, notions, and fabrics. The shop was very bright and lots of free goodies to take home, pens, date books etc. Joyce and her employee Kelley were very nice to talk to and made us feel at home while we looked around. We all found something nice to buy. Later in the day when I arrived home, I received a phone call from Joyce's shop telling me that I had won a prize, so I was quite happy to hear that. I never win anything.
|Kelley Richardson holding up my gift that I won at Joyce's Sewing Shop in London, ON.|
We left Joyce's sewing shop, made a quick stop at Cotton by Post in Arva, got our passports stamped and headed up to Quilts and Calicos in Exeter.
We arrived in Exeter and we decided we needed a coffee, so we went into Coffee Cultures and Mary treated us all to coffee and a scone. We walked into Quilts and Calicos and were greeted with smiles from shop owner Linda Bartlett and her employee Deb Campbell. There were iced cupcakes and truffles for the shoppers and the store was filled to the brim with wonderful fabrics, patterns, kits, and notions. It didn't take us long to find some great fabric choices. A great Quilt shop that has something for everyone!
|Linda Bartlett Shop owner of Quilts and Calicos, Exeter, ON.|
|Mary was having some fabric cut |
and Michelle was looking at the quilting books
|Pine Sampler furniture in Hensall, ON.|
Next on our list was lunch at the Black Dog in Bayfield, ON. An Irish Pub and restaurant with delicious menu choices. The black bean soup was on special and it was absolutely delicious! We were all so full from lunch, we decided to look around a few shops before heading to Goderich.