The store is called The Quilting Bee. If you go to the website through the link every photo you see is what you have inside. Perhaps the quilts hanging are different, but this is one of the most beautiful stores I've ever been in. Its bright and airy with walking space between the displays of fabrics. Off to one corner are the sewing machines they carry. Notions are on the wall and patterns are scattered here and there throughout. Thread is in the back corner and up on the top of one unit are very, very old sewing machines. One is soooooo tiny. There is a wonderful classroom where students have elbow room. (I love elbow room) I was served graciously by one of the store employees. She asked if I needed help and I took her up on the offer. She searched for one particular fabric for me until she found it. There was no pressure involved in the selections I made at all.
I asked Karen, a friend here in Oakville, before I went over how the selection of batiks were. She said wonderful and wonderful it was. Shelves of them.......more than a dozen and fat quarters too. I was in Heaven.
I had popped my Toni Whitney pattern in my bag, just in case we found the shop (like I would miss it) and once inside I started to select the fabrics. I started with the sky. I found the fat quarters first
the light blue one popped right up into my hand. Imagine that! Then I chose the blended pinky/cream one. I want the sky to look like sunset. Then Linda/Lynda found the darker blues that will blend in.
Onto the fields. Have you ever had the chance to see the grains growing in the fields out in the west? Oh my gosh it is so beautiful. There is part of the Trans Canada highway that runs through Manitoba and they have signs up telling you what is growing. I figure thats for the doughheads in the east that don't know wheat from barley from canola. I do though! Canola is a beautiful yellow, flax is blue...................a gorgeous blue. Wheat is just this wonderful grain that grows on our marvellous prairies. These are my choices.
Stick with me. I'm working on this one soon. I have three more quilts to machine quilt and in between mysteries.