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Friday, January 17, 2014

My Visit to Village Dry Goods

After my afternoon spent in Pie Making 101, I had the pleasure of spending the next three days doing what I love....spending the day with quilters!  

I taught my new pattern, Settler's Puzzle,  for two days, and my ever popular workshop, Practice What I Preach the other day.  

We had a great time together!  The ladies at Village Dry Goods quilt shop really know how to throw a terrific party workshop!

Each day, shop owners Fran & RoLayne surprised the workshop attendees with a little gift.  One day it was this cute little crocheted doily that sits under your spool of thread.  It twirls when you're sewing and is so sweet on this Featherweight, don't ya think?

Another day, they made an adorable coffee mug caddy for everyone!  How cute are they?  See the little pincushion on the end of the clothes pin?  

There are little pockets inside of the coffee mug for more stuff.  It's really easy to make, too! They were so nice and made all of them from an assortment of my fabrics.  Look for them on the tables in the workshop photos.  If you're interested in purchasing the pattern, give Village Dry Goods a call at 435-723-1315 (Pacific time).  The pattern is $8.50 plus postage.  

One of the most interesting things about teaching in a classroom/workshop situation is that we all get to see different versions of the same quilt.  Oh, how I love that!!  Here are some photos of the variations of Settler's Puzzle.

And more variations..... 
...from the Practice What I Preach class.

Several evenings, I got to mosey around the shop.  JOY!  Who doesn't love to shop, right?

Fran and RoLayne purchased the building and moved the shop several months ago into this light and airy setting.  

I found it quite charming with lots of samples for inspiration.

They have a large Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club at the shop.  Lucky me, I was able to sit in on their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday night, and meet their Prairie Women.  Way fun!!

As you can see, tons of good stuff!  If you're anywhere in the area in your travels, don't miss a visit to Village Dry Goods!  I promise, you won't be disappointed.  

My thanks to Fran, RoLayne, Janet O., the Village shop girls, and all the ladies I met at the Winter Retreat workshops.  Every one of you made me feel so welcome!  

Back to the real world....off to run errands, grocery shop, run to the bank, yada, yada, yada.

Enjoy your day!


  1. I can picture the fun I could have in that store!! Amazing!!

  2. I think you have too much fun!! What a delightful place this looks to be!

  3. Thanks for the virtual tour!! I'm "friends" with several of the ladies and I'm a little green as I couldn't join in !! But so very happy for all of you having such a great time!!!

    Blessings and hugs!

  4. It is always a party with Fran and RoLayne--aren't they great?
    I put my "Practice What I Preach" blocks together last night! Now for the borders. I am very happy with the design.
    Village Dry Goods is a fun shop. I drive over there way too often! : )

  5. Loved seeing all those Featherweights! Good little machine!
    You all appeared to be having a marvelous time. So impressed with the pleasure!

    Over here from Rogue Quilter.

  6. It looks wonderful Pam!! How lucky they all were to take part in your workshops and the store looks like a great inspiration!

  7. I've been to their old store and now feel I may have to go on a road trip to see this new one. Looks like a good time was had by all.

    Thanks for the lovely photos.

  8. So fun to see all your class pictures Pam - I can see myself in a couple of them. Our rug hooking group meets at the store every month so I get to see all those goodies on a regular basis! Glad you enjoyed your trip to Utah.

  9. Not quite as good as being there, but so generous of you to post so many photos about the trip. I have a friend who lives near there, and if I get to visit her, that will definitely be on my list of places to go! It sounds as if you and the attendees had a great time.