Wednesday, April 09, 2008

SHOPS SHOPS SHOPS

There were 22 different quiltshops attending at our annual quiltmeeting. And everyone had brought a lot of fabrics, patterns, books and lot of inspiring samples. There was too many goodies everywhere to look at. And you found things that you did not know you had to have all the time. The ladies went crazy down in the shop area............never seen so many happy ladies carrying big bags full of goodies. And afterwords seeing them relaxing in the sofa with a cup of coffee having show and tell for some friends with a big smile on their faces. Hearing from the other ones: Where did you find THAT one..............oh I must run down and buy that too............are they sold out...............OH NO................

I was administrating the shop area and had great fun seeing how they arranged their stalls. I asked every shopowner if I could take a photo of their stall and put in on my blog. And everyone said: Of course, it's advertising for our shop. I did not manage to take a photo of all 22 shops, but here are the one I got.


Below is photo of two sweet ladies from QuilTen.
Irene, Bjørg and Britt is visiting AppleQuilt.
Below two photos from Quiltekroken

Below two photos from Quilte.net

Below two photos from Lappemakeriet.


Anne Heidi with her shop Lappemor

Below two photos from Northern Quilts.
And look....Hanne is shopping!!! Btw.....I got mail from Hanne yesterday....
she is safe in Chicago and on her way to the DJ gathering.


Below photo from Merethes Atelier.

Some photos from Jordbærstedet.
Hanne is shopping here too......LOL


And then Katrines Quiltestue.



And then photo from Quiltegården. This shop got the visitors prize for
BEST SHOP AT THE ANNUAL QUILT MEETING
CONGRATULATIONS

Below photo from QuilteLiv.
Below photo from Lille stasjon.

and photo from Nannas Verksted.
This was a little look around trip in the shops. There were some more shops but I did not have time to get photos from every shop.
The big question..............DID I SHOP ANYTHING........LOL
Of course.
I had a budget and I did stick to that................but I guess if I had more time to look in the shops I had bought more...........................much more.

So here is my buyings:

One box, eight patterns, five fabrics to make new tablemats, easy threader, two other fabrics and a big roll with 20 red and white fat quarters.
And on the lottery saturday evening I won this lovely roll with 20 romantic fat quarters. Guess who was smiling from ear to ear.



Two Sayings for today:

A fat quarter has fewer calories than chocolate!

Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football.
Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds,
the danger of being trampled to death,
and the ecstasy of the purchase.
~Erma Bombeck

40 comments:

Carla said...

Wow!! Such lovely shops all in one place! You did a great job administrating the vendors. I was vendor chairman for my guild's quilt show last fall and I know what a job it is.

Karrin Hurd said...

Those shops look wonderful, wish I could have been there. Looks like I could have had a REALLY good time!

Nancy in Norway said...

You did a great job! I did not have time to visit all the shops, but now I can have a peek in your blog. Smile

Anne Ida said...

Thanks for a lovely recap of Saturday's shopping experience! It was so great to have so many shops in one place and be able to browse and pick :o)

Great goodies you bought! And I see you couldn't resist that roll of FQ's from Kathrine's - I had a feeling you would come back for that one *lol*

Leanne said...

You must have thought you had died and gone to heaven.

Becky said...

Such a wonderful event! The shops look AMAZING! I wish we had something like this in South Carolina.
Becky

Rita said...

Endelig noen som legger ut bildene av butikkene. Slik at vi som ikke kunne komme, fikk se hva vi gikk glipp av. LOL!!
Flotte bilder og flott blogg!!

Anne-Grethe said...

Tusen takk for titten! Skulle gjerne vært der, men får komme sterkere tilbake. Oppdaget en kunde fra vårt quiltelag, regner med hun informerer oss etterhvert...

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Eg likte Leanne sin kommentar, og tek den til inntekt for meg sjølv og! OMG for eit eventyr! Gjett kvar eg skal reise til neste år? Men MED pengar, rikeleg med pengar. Kjekt å sjå frå utstillinga av nåleputer. Kunne du legge ut eit bilete av boka du refererer til?
Godt å høyre at Hanne er trygt framme i junaiten.

debijeanm said...

What fun is this! I'm so jealous! Thank you for taking the time to bring us along with you. I especially enjoyed seeing Leanne's "Butterfly Garden" in blues.

Paula said...

Wow, it sure looks like it was fun! There are some wonderful quilts in those pictures.

Gerry said...

Oh my goodness, what wonderful eye candy. How fun! Congrats on your win. The fabrics are lovely!!!!

Jacquie said...

HEAVENLY! How wonderful it would be to have all this in the same place. I could do some serious money damage. You got some real treasures. Great job! I know it must have been loads of work.

Wendy K said...

All those shops...All those beautiful goodies...Heavenly Bliss! I wish I could have been there...lol!

Juliann in WA said...

Thanks for the lovely shop tour. The light, spring colors are very inspiring.

lil said...

that must have been terrific, so many beautiful shops with so many beautiful things to "tickle" your wallet, lol

Libby said...

What a lovely assortment of shops - looks like something for everyone.

Marica said...

What a great weekend you had. Thansk for showing us tye pictures and you bought was lovley..

Take care!
Marica

Monika said...

Heia
Takke takk for at vi som var hjemme fikk ein liten bit av butikkene :-)
Smil fra monika
ps. korleis dreserte du katten :-)

Stina said...

All I can say...is WOW!!! Thank goodness I wasn´t there...without any money to buy for...;D I would have gone nuts!!
Thankyou for sharing...

Carin said...

What wonderful shops! I love your purchases and the FQ's you won are yummy!

Julie said...

Oh, what wonderful shops. You must have done a huge load of work & organizing. It turned out fabulous. And congratulations on your prize. You deserve a nice reward.

liz said...

Hi May, You can be very proud of yourself you did an amazing job of organising such a large event.
Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos.
By the way a cute comment from Kaffe about your kitty approving the quilt. What a guy!!
Kind regards from Liz

nicky said...

OMG! So many nice quilt shops, i felt like i was "screen shopping" in each picture- if i was there i would have gone home with a very empty wallet. Looks like it was a great day!
Nicky

Kari Anne said...

Tusen takk for titten. Så morro med så mange buikker på et sted!!
Håper jeg og får anledning til å dra på årsmøtet neste år :o)
Kari Anne

Hanne said...

Lovely photo from a lovely weekend :-)
Congratulations to Siw for winning the best shop price!

Tiriltunge said...

Virkelig flotte bilder du har tatt, og for en innsats. Gjett hvem som kommer til neste år, da. Ha ei riktig fin helg.

Noelia said...

How many shops with all of these pretty things!!! We had hot something like this in Sitges 2008 in Barcelona. Your buyings are wonderful, lot of stitches!!

Tonje said...

Så flott å endelig få se noen bilder fra den store begivenheten.

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Wendy said...

Oh my gosh where to start...so many wonderful shops to see. You must have been over joyed. Thanks for the lovely tour. You came home with some great stuff.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Lucky You - looks likeyou had a wonderful, inspiring time. Congrats on your fabric win!

liandolamadeja said...

Lamento no saber inglés, espero que tú sepas algo de castellano... me encanta "pasearme" todos los dias por tu blog, tengo en proyecto un quilt para mi hijo y he sacado ideas de uno que muestras en una entrada antigua.

¡Felicidades por tener un blog tan atractivo!

besos

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

All I can say is WOWIE!

Christine said...

Wow! What a wonderful post. I am still drooling. It was obviously a fantastic event. I am amazed at how big the stalls were and how much they vendors were able to display. The stands at Australian shows are tiny in comparison. You got some lovely purchases - must have been very hard to choose. Hope you get time for some stitching soon. Take care.
Christine

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Loved the photos. Looks like you had such fun.

nicolette said...

Thanks for sharing so much quilting goodness. How wonderful to see all the booth’s! They all look so fresh and cheerful and all those wonderful quilts and fabrics. You must feel refreshed after such a day!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Just gorgeous!! What a great link that would be for touring quilt shops over here! You did very well just buying what you did, they all look si inviting! Love the prize you won as well, very nice,.
Really enjoyed seeing all the pincushions form the last post as well, you know just what we like, Tracey

AJ said...

What a wonderful event! I wish I could have been there.

Tingelingeling said...

Hei!
Såååå mye å få kjøpt!! Flotte bilder og veldig hyggelig blogg. Jeg syns det er ekstra morro å se fra Quiltemøtene siden jeg kjenner flere fra min tid i området.Og jeg er imponert over alt du får gjort!!!

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