Friday, May 8, 2009

Road Trip!

Since my machine needed to be dropped off at a shop a good distance away, it was a great excuse for a road trip with a few of my quilting friends. Our first stop was the farmers' market in Lewisburg, PA...I was so overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds and smells that I forgot to take pictures in the short time that we were there. I'm sure I'll be down again soon, so maybe then I'll take some photos.

After buying some yummy Amish baked goods and some spring produce (local rhubarb and North Carolina strawberries), the next stop was Verna's Fabrics in Mifflinburg, about a 15-minute drive (by car, probably a bit longer by Amish buggy) from Lewisburg.


This store is owned by Mennonites, so there is so much more in there than just plain old cotton fabric. Plenty of polyester, too. Verna has a great selection of pre-quilted fabrics and great flat-fold bargains. Her quilting fabric selection is extensive (including batiks!) and at great prices.


After having lunch at the Old Turnpike Restaurant in Mifflinburg, we headed back north for our last stop at Our Gathering Place quilt shop in Montoursville. Look at those yummy sherbet-colored batiks...

I left my machine down at OGP for servicing...I guess that means another excuse for a road trip when I have to pick it up...any takers?

5 comments:

Jackie said...

Love those kind of road trips! All those places take me back to my days at Penn State.

Susan said...

Thanks again for a wonderful day, Anya! Even though I'm still on my fabric diet, I'm up for a return trip anytime! It's always fun getting together with you and the rest of our quilty friends!

sparkle jars said...

Just had to check in and see what you are up to...and I'm so glad you shared these photos from your trip to the Mennonite fabric store...wonderful!!!

Tropical Screamer said...

Thank you for sharing photos of your road trip. So pretty. I fondled from afar.

Darilyn

Barb said...

Hey Anya, you were pratically in my backyard...I mean truly with your road trip! If you looked with a glance over your shoulder from the restuarant where you had lunch...that is the school where I work ;>) small world! And I frequent your same fabric shops...very small world! I am glad you had a good trip, how could you not with the stops you made! Love the Farmers Market too!