Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Shopping in Calgary

My sister lives in South West Calgary and I had one day to myself to find a few quilt shops near where she lives. I found a shop very close called "My Sewing Room". They were having a sale for the month of July and I hit the 30% off week. Great store and then they gave me directions to another store that was very close by. I would definitely go back to this store, friendly staff, huge fabric selection and the store was big and bright and easy to get to for me. There are a bunch of quilt shops in Calgary but most of them were in the North West and I didn't really have the inclination to drive to far.

I bought a collection of the "Sunflowers of Provence" -- some yardage, some fat quarters and the charm square pack and then the centre piece of a large sunflower.



At the next shop - "The Sewing Sensation" I bought a few odds and ends - the Laurel Burch butterfly fabric and a bit more Moda. Lately I have been "In the mood for Moda" --- LOL. I also bought the Lazy Gal "Town Purse" pattern. I would like to make a nice bag using some of the Dutch Chintz fabric I bought - either that or the Amy Butler. So I have been collecting bag patterns lately. I also have the "City Bag" pattern.


Next stop was the "Sugar Pine Quilt Shop" in Canmore Alberta.
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19 comments:

  1. What beautiful fabrics, and great bag pattern.

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  2. love love the fabrics......esp the bottom pic on the left I have some of them myself and saving for a special project.........

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  3. Oh, you did a great job of shopping. Love your purchases! Sales are good, too. =)

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  4. You didn't really buy that much at all Pam. I've very proud of you!

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  5. Love the sunflower fabrics and the butterflies will make a cute bag!

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  6. Ooh the fabrics are delicious. Those colors are so lovely.

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  7. Both sets of fabric are so different from each other, yet both are beautiful in their own right. And you can't beat 30% off, I can't anyway!

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  8. Great fabric shopping! Yummy!

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  9. Your fabrics are great!
    I hope to find some quilt-shops in Ireland......
    ciao ciao

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  10. Can't wait seeing the beautiful bags you're going to make with these lovely fabrics, Pam !

    Hugs & smiles,
    NADINE

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  11. lovely fabrics, and the towne purse pattern is one of my favorites -- I've made three of them! It's the perfect size and lots of pockets, without being a ton of trouble to make. Pictures when you're done, please!

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  12. Great purchases. Especially the Wuthering heights.
    Now to see what you do with them :-)

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  13. Beautiful fabrics. I have that bag pattern but have never made it. Let us see how it turns out.

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  14. I love the sunflower fabrics. I too have made a bag out of that purse pattern--you will love it! Thanks for the reviews on the quilt shops--I am going to take note for my next trip to the prairies.

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  15. Oh my....wonderful fabrics and pattern for purse looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. WOW - What great purchases. I know what you mean about Moda - I'm always "in the mood for Moda", too. Especially those charm packs - which I think are addicting.

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  17. nice haul!! I love the sunflower line, I don't have the panel, but I have a pattern made just for it!

    30% is always a good thing!

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  18. Looks like a fun vacation. We only found one quilt shop on our vacation but then the exchange rate didn't make me want to look for more anyway.

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  19. Love the Sunflowers of Provence. Hadn't seen this line before.

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