Road Trip – Quilt Play, Grayslake, Illinois
Update 10-14-17: Quilt Play closed for good as of this date, unfortunately.
It was a beautiful, sunny, 73 degree Saturday in August with low humidity. Doesn’t that sound like an oxymoron? August and low humidity? Yes, it did happen and we enjoyed every minute of it. We needed a break to let the sewing room cool off a bit so we popped over to Quilt Play in Grayslake, IL. I share their Facebook page as that has much more information on it that their website.
It is an easy shop to find, right near Great America in Gurnee. Since I drive that way every weekday, we took the back roads and it took only 35 minutes or so. What a nice selection of fabrics they offer. We were looking for some borders for the jigsaw quilt we are designing. We also wanted a backing for the confetti baby quilt. We were successful in finding both! They also had plenty of other tempting options. Sue reminded me that we had plenty on our to-do list now . . . okay. ~half smile~
Here you see Jennifer, cutting one of the fabrics we picked up. This is the backing for the confetti quilt. It certainly is fitting, isn’t it?!
Quilt Play – Grayslake
Quilt Play does offer classes, and they were participating in the 2017 Row by Row Experience. We picked up a copy of their pattern. It would have made a nice hanging for Sue’s classroom if she was returning to it this year. Here are a couple of shots of their fabric rows, mostly organized by color:
Another cool thing to note about this Grayslake shop is that they are open seven days a week! So few shops are that it is really noteworthy. This will be a shop that we visit again. Perhaps not on another non-humid day in August but definitely sooner than later. If you visit, tell them Home Sewn By Us sent you. ~smile~
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