Friday, November 8, 2013 – The First Day of the Quest!
Morning was spent at stores in Warrenton & Winchester, VA, and Hagerstown, MD. You can read about them in my previous post Here.
The afternoon found us heading to Mt. Airy & Gaithersburg, MD. I think this was the very first time that we’ve ever visited 5 stores in one day!
Weather was beautiful and driving through the rolling hills we saw the last lingering colors of fall.
Our fourth stop of the day was at Patches Quilting and Sewing, which is located in a two-story house on Main Street in downtown Mt. Airy, MD. The parking lot is located in the backyard and you enter through the door at the top of the drive.
Jackie and her staff were welcoming, friendly & helpful, as always – a pleasure to visit. Who were having more fun, the store or the Questers?
Leaving Patches, we took the back roads (I don’t like highways much anymore!), and arrived at our final stop of the day – Capital Quilts, in Gaithersburg, MD. They were not expecting any bus loads of quilters, so we had a nice long visit. There have been many changes in this store over the past year – so much new to see! Hubby sat, snacked & visited while I wandered looking at all the quilty stuff!
Each shop has a scavenger search item which Questers are encouraged to locate. Once located the Quester is given a clue. Once we complete the Quest and receive our Tote bag we will have 11 clues to enable us to download sections of a free quilt pattern.
Our stores are so generous! We receive a different free quilt pattern from each store we visit. These can be made with the charms that we either buy or receive free if we spend over $30. So much fun to see what has been designed by these talented quilters using the charms and the Quilter’s Quest special fabrics. We are surrounded by amazing Quilters!
I need to download and review the pictures we took on Day #2, so that may not be posted until tomorrow. The Quest goes on for another week. What are you waiting for, come join the fun!