After we booked in, we took a walk downtown which was only a few blocks away and visited the shops. Of course I headed to one that said "quilts", this shop only sold quilts, no supplies.
One of the cottages in Hoffman Haus complex.
The shops closed at 5.30 pm, upon walking down some back streets, to have dinner at "Otto's, we saw a quilt and pie shop, opening hours were Thursday to Sunday, not open Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. This shop looked very interesting and there were lights on so I knocked, said I was from Sydney, Australia and this wonderful lady let me into have a browse. I was delighted to find out that she was the sister of Jodie Barrows, who was at quilt festival in Houston and designs civil war quilts, as well as a square in a squre ruler, also has her own fabric range, I bought some great red fabric.
Tuesday, was a bit cloudy and a whole lot of rain has been forecasted for the next few days, so after our breakfast was delivered, we called our top dog cab and went to visit a quilt shop just on the edge of town.
Our breakfast basket with a hot meal inside.
We visited the Amish market, who had a great number of quilts for sale.
Browsing in a number of antique shops I was finally rewarded, look what I found and bought, a 1920-30's queen size appliqué quilt in very good condition, all hand quilted as well, it now has a new home in Sydney. This is my second quilt purchase, my first being a 1920's red work quilt from the Houston quilt show.
The building below is a museum of the Pacific war and depicting Admiral Nimitz who is from Fredricksburg, well worth a visit.
Rain greeted us as well, but we braved it, visited the mission conception and The Alamo!
I also got to visit an amazing quilt shop called Los Colchas, this shop is in an old Sears house bought from a catalogue, a number of years ago, there are 6 filled rooms full of fabric, books, patterns ,projects and wool to delight every creative mind.