Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fabric Shop & Hop (May 26, 2012)

The Fabric Shop & Hop on Saturday, May 26, 2012 was a lot of fun for Cherry, Evelyn, Gloria, Narda, Bobbie, Alora & Melvin, and Cheryl! We departed from the Harrisburg Mall at 9:55 a.m. and thank you to Cherry and Melvin for driving.

Our first stop was Bird in Hand, PA. We shopped at Omar & Sylvia Petersheim Quilts & Fabrics, Log Cabin Quilt Shop, and The Quilt & Fabric Shack. We were delighted to get everything that we need for an upcoming table runner workshop including a discount for the Creative Grids 60 degree triangle ruler.

We took a break from shopping and had a wonderful lunch at Dienners. The food was delicious and one of us was introduced to a dish known as Chow Chow. The conversation was lively and one of the highlights was a funny story shared by Evelyn.

Our next stop was Intercourse, PA. We saw a lot of Amish horses and buggies along the way. We were amused by a passenger in one of the buggies who jumped on the floor to pray for his safety on the busy highway. We shopped at The Old Country Store, Dutchland Quilt Patch, and Zook's Fabric Store.

We purchased fabric for current projects and stash for future projects. As we were admiring our purchases, Narda shared how much she enjoys looking at and feeling the fabric she purchases before she cleans it and puts it away. We chuckled and pondered this during our "fabrigasm" discussion.

The Creamery was on the way home so we stopped for ice cream and free samples of Shoe Fly Pie and Mocha Cream Chocolate Cake.

We had a great time and look forward to the next one!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fabric Shop Hop (May 26, 2012)

The May road trip will be on Saturday, May 26, 2012. This Fabric Shop Hop trip is one unanimously agreed  upon by African American Quilters Gathering Harrisburg (AAQGH) members. Participants will leave from the front of the Harrisburg Mall at the Bass Pro at 8:45 a.m. Participants will spend approximately 1 hour at the following trip destinations:

Sylvia - Bird in Hand, PA
Log Cabin - Bird in Hand, PA
The Quilt and Fabric Shack - Bird in Hand, PA
Dutchland Quilt Patch - Route 30
Bitty Kinna's - Intercourse, PA
The Old Country Store and Museum - Intercourse, PA
Quilt Store - Intercourse, PA

Weekend Retreat (June 8-10, 2012)

The African American Quilters Gathering Harrisburg (AAQGH) is heading to the Philip Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA for a fun weekend retreat June 8-10, 2012.

Participants are welcome to arrive after 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 and can go directly to Motel D. Someone from the committee will be there to greet everyone and share room assignments and keys.

The work area is located in the basement of Motel D. Please note that a refrigerator, microwave oven, restroom, and water fountain will be available. Several participants have volunteered to bring the following: coffee, cream, and sugar; paper supplies; and an ironing board.

Since the first meal (dinner) will not be available until 6 p.m. participants are more than welcome to bring snacks. Please remember to bring enough snacks to share with everyone (there will be 14 participants).

The following meals will be available:

Friday, 6/8/12: Dinner at 6 p.m. - Dining Center

Saturday, 6/9/12: Breakfast at 8 a.m.; Lunch at noon; and Dinner at 6 p.m. - Dining Center

Sunday, 6/10/12: Breakfast at 9 a.m. - Work Area and Lunch at noon - Dining Center

Everyone is responsible for their own health and accident insurance.