We’ve been having some very nice weather here in central Missouri – for January that is. So with the sun shining, I really wanted to get out and take advantage of it. I thought it would be the perfect day for a fabric field trip. I heard about Homestead Hearth Quilt Shop in Mexico, MO a few years ago from a Quilt Sampler magazine Shop Hop article. I was like, hey, I know Mexico, Missouri! I planned to visit there in 2011 when I brought my son to college but I had problems with my rental car on the day I wanted to go. Then we moved to the western part of the state and it was just too much out of my way. Well guess what? Now I’m only 45 minutes away!
This store goes on and on and on. It has about any kind of quilting fabric you could want, patterns, books, kits, thread, candles, you name it. And for those of you not within driving distance, they do a booming mail order business from their website. Sign up for their emails and you can hear about their sales and all their ongoing block of the month programs. If you are within driving distance, it’s worth it.
(Sorry about the poor photos but I was carrying a lot of fabric and gawking.)
I actually went to look for fabric for a new mystery quilt that the quilt guild here in Moberly is doing. I’ve stayed away from mystery quilts in the past I guess because I don’t like surprises. I’m having a hard time even picking out fabrics when I don’t know what the end result will look like. We decided we won’t even share our blocks each month so I’m a little terrified that I’ll put this whole quilt together and it will be totally wrong. Maybe I’ll share them on here and if they’re wrong, someone will kindly tell me!