Friday, January 30, 2015

Mary Jo's

Quilters never pass up an opportunity to shop in a well known quilt shop- Mary Jo's in Gastonia, North Carolina.
My favorite part? Hearing the greeting with a Southern drawl. It just sounds so sincere and sweet.
We all found a few bits and pieces. Bonnie's friend from Buck Mountain, Mona,  fit right in this week and it has been a pleasure to get to know her! 
I love this photo, but look behind them! This store is ginormous!
We went to a few antique malls and this green block stole the show for the most HUMBLE! I love it!

Bonnie brings me to Charlotte today where I will do handwork in the hotel and catch a morning flight. This has been a memorable week and a wonderful way to start 2015!

Love to you all.



24 comments:

  1. This is a new to me shop and am adding to my travel bucket list. The green humble block--yikes!

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  2. You have a good day, and I am so glad for your fun week!!

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  3. It has been fun to watch the 3 Blogs during this fun Girls Retreat at Quiltvilla. Thanks for sharing. Love the "Humble Block" that was in the time of Cereal box templates and scissors. Just using it up!

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  4. I used to love to go to Mary Jo's when I lived in South Carolina. So much to pick from. The local quilt shop where I lived did not stock much of my style. I could always find fabrics at Mary Jo's. Though it does not carry Moda and some of the other quilting brands, still plenty to select from.
    The "humble" block is very interesting with the haphazard placement of the stripe.

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  5. Well, I dream about the same BIG shop in France...but.......:(((
    You are so pretty 4 ladies !!! Lovely photo !
    Have a great weekend !
    Xoxo

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  6. So nice to get together with friends and do some quilting and shopping and quilting and eating and quilting and walking and quilting and talking. Sounds like a happy time for all. But it's always so nice to get home.

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  7. So nice to see you having fun with Bonnie (and on her blog too!) what fun for you guys! Time with Bonnie always goes way too fast, so I hope you have plenty of time to sew and sew and sew!

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  8. I only live a couple hours from Mary Jo's so friends and I make the trip every couple of months if we need it or not!

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  9. All good things must come to an end. Have a safe flight home. Treasure your new memories.
    Laurie

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  10. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Did you find some nice treasures at Mary Jo's? Save travels home.

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  11. Me alegra verte tan feliz y disfrutando de coser !!!
    edredón antiguo es como un sueño
    buen fin de semana

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  12. I think that shop might bring on a migraine, it would so overwhelm me!
    On the humble block--the corners look like a different green altogether, and it looks like at least one of the squares was pieced with an attempt to match the stripe. "Make do", indeed!

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  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The best times are with good friends! Safe travels home.

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  14. I know from reading Bonnie's blog too that you all had a wonderful time together. Such a great thing to do! Hope you settle in happily and are ready for some creative fun at home Lori!

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  15. A fabulous retreat! What a wonderful block! The maker was so free with her stripes - I love it!

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  16. Did the humble block quilt top come home with you ?

    Lizzy

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  17. It has been fun to read all 3 blogs and to see Mona fit right in. I love the enthusiasm of a new quilter! So, did you buy that humble piece?

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  18. You had a wonderful week! Have a safe flight home!

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  19. What a great end to a wonderful retreat. I would have had way more in my hands. LOL Hope the trip home was smooth.

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  20. What fun! So glad you had a great time. So good to be with good friends!

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  21. Nothing beats spending time with sewing buddies!

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  22. Nothing beats spending time with sewing buddies!

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  23. Nothing beats spending time with sewing buddies!

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