Thursday, July 24, 2008

Side trip to Red Deer

I have been very busy this week -- back and forth into Vancouver a couple of times and not really doing much blogging at all.

When I was in Calgary I took a little side trip up to Red Deer to meet Anna -- aka "Quiltmom" with no blog to link to at this time. I think there are bloggers out there that are encouraging her to get a blog. But she is a smart one and says she can read more blogs and do more quilting if she doesn't have her own blog --- now wouldn't that be the truth!!

I had a great visit with Anna - and met her mum and dad and her son. Anna lives in Edmonton so she drove down meet me in Red Deer. We went to two quilt shops -- I bought quite a bit of fabric in each -- but not as much as Anna!! She is a shopping Diva!! Both quilt shops had some great fabric on sale and Anna really figured up what the best values were and got lots of great fabric that could be used in all kinds of future quilts.

We had a great visit and I loved spending time with her parents as well. It was a wonderful day. Anna's mum gave me a jar of her home made Chokecherry Syrup. I haven't tried it yet - I think I will have to make a big batch of French Toast for the occasion. My Grandmother used to make Chokecherry jam when I was a child.

Here is Anna and her Mum - this is a quilt that Anna was making for a wedding just this past weekend.

Another photo of the quilt. Love the bright colours!!

I must take a picture of all my fabric I purchased and the beautiful bracelet that Anna made for me. If I had been thinking I would have taken a couple of pictures of all the fabric Anna bought as well. She made some great purchases - and it was all 60% off -- $6.00 -$4.00 a meter. It was a very successful shopping trip -- and great fun!! Thanks to Anna and her Mum.

I am falling behind in my blogging - but I knew it would be a busy summer this year and I would be not as active in my blogging. Now I am off to work two night shifts this weekend!!


  1. Hi Pam,
    These are great pictures and my mom will be so surprised to find out that her picture is on the blog too.
    We did have fun and got some great finds during our quilt shop hop together. You won't be surprised to know that I went back to those same stores and picked up a few additional things as well -I didn't buy enough on our first trip ROFLOL..
    It was a great time and I would do it again any time.
    I finished this quilt and it was well received by the bride and groom- I was pleased how well that it quilted up.
    I will look forward to getting the opportunity to meet again.
    Happy Stitching,

  2. Thanks for blogging about your trip with Anna. I love to see other bloggers, & quilters. That is a gorgeous quilt Anna made for the wedding gift.

  3. How exciting that you got to meet Anna. She seems so very nice. I'm glad you two had a good time! Bloggers and NO bloggers are just the best.

  4. Well, now I can say hello to Anna! How nice that the two of you can get together to shopping and a quilt show...oh my goodness that quilt is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your visit with us Pam and Anna. :)

  5. It sounds like a lot of fun. Anna's quilt is lovely. Very nice colors.

  6. Isn't is fun to meet bloggers, I'm glad you had a good time. Of course we'd love to see what you brought home.

  7. What a wonderful quilt -- the colours are so vibrant! Sounds like you found some incredible fabric deals!

  8. Looks like the two of you you had a great time.It's so nice to have a friend you can go fabric shopping with. Don't worry about blogging, we will still be here when you come back.

  9. My DH was born in Edmonton and lived for a number of years in Red Deer. I've never been there so it's always nice to read about it. :-)

  10. What a great fun!!!!!!!! Anna's quilt is fantastic. Beautiful bright colors, Kisses for you Pam`!!!!!!

  11. What fun to spend a day with a fellow blogger... even though Anna is Anna without-a-blog! ;) Her quilt is gorgeous, OK-- now, where's your fabric... I'm waiting to see how much damage you did...

  12. Meeting fellow bloggers is so much fun! That's quite the sale you gals came across. Hunter is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  13. What a gorgeous quilt! That was a lot of effort. Must be someone important to her. It sounds like you had a great time.