Monday, March 8, 2010

Textile Souk


I have been looking forward to visiting this place for weeks…and finally had the opportunity to visit yesterday.  Several buildings filled with shops of every kind of fabric, laces, trims, buttons, yarn, anything you can imagine to use in quilting, sewing, knitting, collage, fiber art projects….you name it, you most likely will find it here.  I have never seen anything like it….and definitely made sure Charlie knows how to get me back here again!!!  A trip to JoANN’s back in the states was always a treat to stir up inspiration and creativity…this place had my creative juices overflowing…and drooling.  Because I was with two others and we were on a mission ,( to purchase small cotton prints) (somewhat of a boring search)  I was not able to satisfy  the extreme desire to spend the entire day there exploring every little shop. 

The Q8quilters meet twice a month and sponsor a fat quarter exchange.  The theme is voted on at one meeting (as to color, or print,etc.) and you can sign up or not.  However many do sign up, that is how many fat quarters you purchase and bring to the next meeting for distribution.  At the following meeting we  then get a variety of fat quarters.   Its a great way to build up your stash!  This month the theme was for small flower prints. Renee introduced myself and Vanita to the Souk to purchase the fabric for the exchange on Wednesday. Twenty two signed up this time……lots of cutting.

Begining of the stash                        This is what I am sharing. 


Amy Jo said...

That looks like a fun place to shop! Were the shopowners trying to bargan with you?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I could see you spending days at that more place we'll have to visit when I come!:) Hope you're keeping track of all these places and things we must do..I may have to spend a month or two!!

Love, Cath