On June 29 Sandy and I went to the remaining stores to complete our passport at Helios Stitches N Stuff and we turned in our passports to Kevin Carpenter, Editor of All Iowa Shop Hop. We told him what a good experience it had been – the people we met, the products, the quilts, the materials, the towns we learned about from houses to shops to lunches to the end making us better friends and quilters. It encourages us to sew more and better. It’s a constant challenging process making a quilt a work of art. We realized we were lucky to have participated in the All Iowa Shop Hop and am grateful for all who worked to give us this opportunity. Whether we win and or lose, we feel we have won a quilting awareness and desire to sew better. Illinois could learn from All Iowa Shop Hop – it was a wonderful fun learning experience. So much sew a big thank you from Sandy Jean and me. Of course we still are curious about Jean’s date with coffee shop owner that they only know. We’ve had fun and now must quilt.
Just wanted you to know about our terrific first time All Iowa Shop Hop experience Thank you and we know we’ll participate next year. After all, we are now more experienced quilters but always will have a lot to learn and this has been a good sewing experience. Thank you very much.
Elaine Deal Rooker