So here's the first post in my quilt fabric shopping adventure during my visit to Colorado in early May. To start, I flew into Denver and drove down to Colorado Springs for my meeting. On my way down, the tire pressure light on the rental car came on, so about the time I thought maybe I should have it checked, I passed the town of Castle Rock and noticed the lettering "Sew-ciety" on the rock wall of a shopping center. I figured it was definitely a sign that meant I should turn around and have my tires checked and see what "Sew-ciety" was. And amazingly, it was a quilt shop--one that hadn't turned up on my web search. So I spent some time there, and in addition to providing me with directions to a tire place (right around the block), they were able to help me in my stash building efforts. And the bonus was that there was a Sonic Drive-In nearby, so I got a strawberry lime-ade.
A class was going on in the shop, so there were people chatting and laughing and joking. It made for a fun shopping experience overall and the staff was really helpful. You'll see that adorable floral paisley on the far left of the photo later, as I loved it so much in lilac that I bought it at another store later in pink.
In case you wondered, this is the first of nine posts. Yes, I visited nine quilt shops on my trip from Denver to Colorado Springs and back to Denver. And I did a little shopping at each one. And now I'm done shopping for fabric for a while. (I'm serious this time.) It's time to start piecing and quilting!!