Saturday, January 18, 2014


I read the Gathering Baskets instructions literally 100 times... and I still cut a couple of pieces wrong.  Normally I would just dig into my stash of fabrics and pull a substitution.  But I literally had no Navy pieces left big enough for the corner stones.  My quilt will be Navy and tan.  The pattern calls out blacks, but I just kept picturing it in my mind as Navy.

Chelsey to the rescue.  I called Quilter's Connection in Green Bay and told them to cut me 4 half yard pieces and my daughter would pick them up.  They insisted on texting me  photos of every navy/ creme Repro print they had in stock -- 15 bolts and I picked out 4 half yard pieces and Chelsey  brought them home to me along with Chinese takeout from our favorite Green Bay restaurant.

Last November we went home to see our folks in Louisiana.  My MIL took me to the quaintest quilt shop in Grand Cane Louisiana. ' Homemade Quilts and More' was discontinuing all of their DMC floss -- No one uses it was what I was told.  The strands were going ten for a dollar and I walked off and left them there.  Of course I had the 'light bulb' moment in the airport three days later.  I called my MIL and she asked what colors-- I responded, "Who cares!!!" There's never been an ugly color.  

She went on a mission for me.
Well, now I am the proud owner of 75 skeins -- rainbow colors that decorate my sewing room until needed.

I have no concept of people not using embroidery thread -- what is the world coming to????


Kindred Quilts said...

There is nothing like good old-fashioned excellent customer service! I'm not surprised that Quilters Connection in Green Bay fits that bill... it's one of my sister's favorite Wisconsin quilt shops! The reproduction blues you chose are scrumptious! And Chinese takeout to boot... jackpot!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I think they might not have been using that embroidery thread because the rage now is the Perle Cotton which is embroidery thread but it is "modern" LOL and you pay more for it!!
I just notice that you said shopping in Green Bay - WI? are you close to there? I grew up about 30 miles from there next to Lake Michigan!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Chelsey is the best! Sounds like fun...good looking fabrics, too!

Colleen said...

What good customer service :o) It is a really nice shop.
And embroidery thread... of course we will keep using it!