I finally had an excuse to go - not that I need an excuse for a road trip. But sometimes I do need to be pried out of my house. Barb Persing, author of the book, Listen To Your Quilt, custom quilted a silk quilt for me. Frankly, I was a little intimidated to quilt the wide open spaces. I couldn't wait to see what she did. She was teaching at the shop, so it was a great place to meet.
Olde City Quilts is definitely worth the trip. I walked in and this is the view from the front door.
There were shelves and shelves filled with fabric - an assortment that would please anyone's palette.
Isn't this an adorable sewing table and chair? In my favorite color.
I think they carry every Accuquilt die ever made.
And then I found the room where Barbara was teaching. These are all long arms. There must have been at least 6. What shop does this? Where else can you take a class like this?
Then I found Barb with her students.
She loved quilting my dupioni silk quilt and it showed.
She did an amazing job. Right now I can only show you a tiny bit.
And of course I had to buy some fabric, although I did try to control myself. I couldn't resist these juvenile prints. Oh Henry - what am I going to make fore you?
And there was a diner in town, so we had to go there for lunch.
For those of you not from the area, NJ is famous for its diners.
The food was delish and there was plenty left for dinner.
My partners in crime agreed. We can't wait for another excuse to head to Olde City Quilters.