We arranged a meeting time and place that worked out well. Since I was meeting two ladies who are well known in the quilt blogging world I was very excited. Little did I know just how much fun I would have.
You see, these two ladies are Pat from Delaware and Pat Wys. When we got together it was like meeting up with two siblings that live out of town. We just had a great time talking, eating, shopping, and riding around all over the Atlanta area. We visited three quilt shops --yes only three due to time constraints and Atlanta traffic. The first shop we visited was "A Scarlet Thread" in McDonough. (yes, all these are "greater Atlanta" or as Pat W. said "The ATL") It was in this shop that I found the next border for my convergence quilt. (Wait till you see the POP it makes. mmmmm delicious!) While we were there a class was in the classroom and when Pat showed up the instructor asked her to demo the right way to cut fabric. Honey, that Pat Wys is a born teacher. I snapped a picture --did you expect less????
Notice that her left hand is securing the ruler but is safely away from the blade area? She did a great job.
Then we wondered on to lunch. Since Pat from Delaware had never had proper Southern barbeque, Pat W. decided we would go to Williamson Brothers BBQ. Good choice. I enjoyed the BBQ sandwich and the coleslaw I got. Pat enjoyed hers too, I believe.
Then we went across the street to Little Quilts in Roswell GA. That is where this picture was taken.
Pat from Delaware, Pat Wys and ME!
Three Wild Quilters
(yes I am using the pic Pat put on her blog)
This shop was interesting. They had some amazing quilts on the walls. I found some Batiks on clearance so I got a couple of yards.
Then our final stop was Tiny Stitches in Marietta, GA. They have an entire room of clearance fabrics. I restrained myself, but I did get a yard of a rich red batik and one yard each of two Laurel Burch fabrics.
Now all the time we were riding around to these shops and back to our meeting point, we talked and talked. There are things we talked about that I just can't tell. Pat might come after me (ha! and I ain't sayin' which Pat!)
Pat Wys and I taught Pat from Delaware a few things about being Southern. She can now say "I am fixin' to...." meaning "I am about to (do something)" She can also say "Bless her heart" or "She ain't right" meaning that the she in question is either crazy or made a major faux pas!
When I was about halfway home the rain started freezing on my windshield wipers. But the roads stayed clear and I made it home safely. And just so you know, I was gone from 7 a.m. (central time) until 5:30p.m. (central time) but it did not SEEM like a long day at all.
Did I mention that chocolate was eaten? Did I even need to mention it?
My next post should have pictures of my fabric purchases.