Once a year I visit my sister (a four hour drive away) and we take a few of her friends and hit up several quilt shops in their area. It’s our own mini, informal shop hop. It is always so much fun and I look forward to it every spring.

There is a local shop hop that takes place in my home state every summer and it starts this week. The WV Mountain Quilt Quest is scheduled for July 20 – 23. This year there are eight shops participating, with the theme being “West Virginia Wildflowers.” I have seen these fabric panels and they are gorgeous – I can’t wait to start collecting them.

shop hop logo

I’m ashamed to say I have never attended this shop hop before….all my quilty friends live far from me and who wants to go alone? But this year I have decided to join in the fun – I’m just going to take my non-quilting friends! 🙂

I am particularly excited because I have four of my quilts hanging in the local shop, Bolts & Quarters. Brian (owner), and Warren (manager) have been wonderful to work with and are so supportive of me as a quilter and pattern designer. They will hang Spinning, Floating, and two versions of Oomph, and paper copies of those patterns (as well as Snap, Crackle, Pop!) will be available exclusively at their shop.

I would say I am crushing on Brian, Warren and their shop this week – big time!

Last week was a bit messed up with all the fun of Christmas in July going on, so MCM was actually a Tuesday edition. But you still linked your crushes – thank you so much for doing so! Here’s a couple in case you missed them.

Karen of TuNaQuilts shared her Little House on the Prairie quilt she made for her grandson. Isn’t it adorable? I love how she changed it up and made it her own.


Photo by Karen of TuNa Quilts

If you haven’t visited Olena’s blog Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova I hope you get a chance to do so. She shares wonderful pieces of fiber art. Last week she linked her ‘Who Took The Candy’ quilt which was the result of a personal challenge to only use the fabric in a FQ bundle – so fun!

Photo by Olena Pugachova of Quilt Art

Photo by Olena Pugachova of Quilt Art

Finally, Denise of crafTraditions shares how she restored this antique quilt. So interesting!

Photo by Denise of crafTraditions

Photo by Denise of crafTraditions


Now it’s your turn to show off your crushes for this week! You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic, and be anything sewing or quilting related – here’s how:

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