Today I went quilt shop hopping. Seemed like a fun thing to do after finishing the quilting on the current quilt. I started at the shop farthest away and worked my way home. At the very first shop I went to some of the fabric looked familiar, so I decided to ask the clerk about it.
Back in October my local quilt shop closed abruptly. I got the email the day after they closed. I wondered what she did with all that fabric, where did it go?
The clerk's answer was, "Yes." My question: "Did you buy F.O.'s fabric?" Turns out that the owner of Quilt Garden went to F.O. to take a look at the fixtures. While she was there L.M. asked her if she wanted to buy everything (including all the fabric). Wow! She wasn't prepared for that question, so she went to lunch and did the math. Turns out she did buy it, all 575 bolts of fabric and the fixtures! She then asked L.M. when she was closing and L.M. said, "Right now." The owner of Quilt Garden picked up the goods on Monday, L.M. and her husband left to winter in FL on Friday. Can you imagine?
No wonder the fabric looked familiar. BTW I only bought a quarter of a yard of three fabrics for binding the current quilt. :)