The first shop I visited was called Honey Run Quilters. I have seen this shop’s booth at PIQF and their shop is even better than the booth. The funny thing about the shop is that it is in Cathy’s Sew & Vac. I have never seen a larger Sew & Vac type shop. This place was the size of a Walgreen’s! Tucked inside was Honey Run. In addition to Honey Run, sewing machines and vacuum cleaners, the Sew & Vac sold barbecues! You could keep your male companion busy looking at those babies while you shop! They also had a ‘husband’s couch’, if your man isn’t into grilling.
Outside Honey Run were the sale fabrics which were comprised of 3 long aisles of fabric on racks 2 bolts high. These were good fabrics, too, not old crap. They ran about $5/yard. They also had notions, thread and needles outside the actual Honey Run shop.
Inside Honey Run, the shop was PACKED with fabric. All kinds of fabric. I was told upon entry that they were having a 25% off sale. Either I scored a bonus or was doomed. 😉
I passed up a lime green flower print from Philip Jacobs, but picked up some low volume prints. I have more than the Carpenter’s Wheels on my mind, I think. I am cursing myself for skipping my man Phil’s flower print, but what can I do? I will use the print on the right in a bag, I think. We will see.
At the checkout counter, I asked if I could take some photos and gave them a card. The woman at the counter asked if I teach and I told her that I teach and suggested the Renewed Jelly Roll Race quilt. I have no idea if that will come to anything, but I was very flattered to be asked.