Monday, August 18, 2008

My Madison Adventure

On Saturday, I went with some friends on a trip to Madison, Indiana. It was a very enjoyable day and I will be at quilt camp in a few weeks with these ladies and I am sure it will be lots of fun.

The Red Pepper Deli and Café for lunch was our first stop. I enjoyed the special of the day, which was chicken quesadillas, and a side of their famous potato salad, both of which were very good. The down side of this place was the lack of paper of any kind in the women's restroom.

Our next stop was Margie's Country Store, a wonderful quilt shop on the main floor and a gift shop in the basement. I purchased this book I was looking for and can't wait to start on this one.

If you spent $100, you received a free fat quarter and although I didn't get one, there were quite a few in our group that did. They had the most wonderful selection of batiks that I have ever seen.

Then we visited a 3-story antique mall in a lumber mill, at least I think that's what it used to be. And then to the winery........
We sampled a few and I finally decided on a semi-sweet called Chautauquablumchen.

Then we drove down to the main part of town, parked the cars and headed off in small groups to check out all the shops. Linda and I visited a fabric store that has fabric from many, many years ago, along with some newer stuff. He said that he buys stock from quilt shops that go out of business. There sure was a lot in that little store. We browsed in the nature store, another antique shop, stopped for an ice cream cone and had a pleasant time just chatting and getting to know each other. Did I mention that we walked, and walked, and walked? Whew, we were ready for a cold soda by the time we got back to the arranged meeting place.

We loaded everything in the vehicles and headed for home, stopping in Indy for dinner at Fridays. We made it back to Linda's house just in time to watch Michael Phelps win his 8th gold medal.


julieQ said...

Sounds like you had a nice adventure...and you will absolutely love making this quilt!!

Kathy Wagner said...

Isn't this a great pattern?!
I've finished 2 blocks and have 2 more ready to work on.