Recently, my extended family and I headed to Vashon Island to see the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Exhibition at the Island Quilter. We had a blast eating at the Hardware Store, seeing the quilts, and exploring the store. Seeing my Sunshiny Day and Blueberry Muffin quilts exhibited was a real treat.
|Ingrid's Quilt, by the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild|
I loved seeing all the other quilts and wish I could have spent more time looking at them. I also wish that I could have taken more pictures, but running after an active toddler in a quilt store doesn’t leave much time for photography. My sweet girl loved playing hide and seek in the labyrinth of fabric at the store.
|Willa's Quilt, by the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild|
The Island Quilter is one of the most organized and impressive quilt stores that I have ever visited. The pictures on their website don’t do the place justice. They have an awesome selection of fabric and not a bolt out of place. Even though I do most of my fabric shopping online (see: running through store after active toddler), I love going to brick and mortar quilt shops because usually I can find out-of-print fabric that I love. The Island Quilter does not disappoint. They have a nice mix of current fabrics and collections that I knew were several years old.
|Arkansas, Traveled, by Ara Jane Olufson|
In the end, I walked away with flannel fabric perfect for making into children’s pajamas, some Star Wars fabric that my husband insisted I buy, and Scrap Republic by Emily Cier. Her Mrs. Roy G. Biv quilt was so impressive that I am itching to start a scrap quilt of my own soon.
|Mrs. Roy G. Biv by Emily Cier|
If you’re in the greater Seattle area, stop by The Island Quilter sometime. The Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Exhibition runs through August 2nd.
|Constellation, by Grace Lainhart|