Quiet night in Keokuk, and now on to the job at hand, shop hopping. The first shop for today is in Keokuk, Quilt 'N Etc. A smallish shop in a downtown mall, this shop has a range of fabrics, not much of any type. She does have a very nice selection of sale fabrics for 3 dollars a yard, so a great place to pick up some quilt backs. The owner is changing her thread lines and has Guttermann threads on sale for $1 for the smaller spools. I did get a few of the odd colors that I don't have, as I use this for applique.
The next stop is a few miles down the road at Sistercraft Quilting n' More of Salem. The owner of the Keokuk shop had printed directions to the shop, which was helpful, as this is another 'out in the country' shops. Plus, the GPS is working again. It needed to download some new software which I completed last night so I'm back in business again! It was a quiet, beautiful morning and the birds were singing, including a bobwhite with a 'stutter'. He kept singing bob-bob-white. Small crowded shop, but expanding into more space I was told. A little bit of everything.
Quilter's Paradise in Mount Pleasant is the next shop today. Here is the Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quilters-Paradise/196922110329634. I am making good time so far and should have 5 shops in by about noontime. The shop is easy to find and I pick up some minkee for the back of a quilt. Lots of nice samples displayed in the shop and there is a long-arm quilting service. The shop is just off the main street, watch out for the construction!