Friday, February 29, 2008

Sweet Nome Quilt Company

Well, really, it's Sweet Home Quilt Company...but for this week it's been transformed into an Alaskan port of call on the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop's "Cruising Into Spring" fantasy tour. All of Melisa's great ideas and hard work have transformed our favorite little quilt shop. You enter through this glacier and then are greeted with an icy blue and white foyer, the centerpiece of which is a beautiful flannel quilt display that gets immediate raves. There are trees, bears, moose, owls, etc. in all the nooks and crannies of the shop and our Shop Hop quilt this year is called "Alaskan Nights" and looks like the Northern Lights with bright marbled stars cutting through a midnight blue-black background. Pretty cool.

To help shoppers get their passports stamped, their door prize drawings filled out, and their shopping needs met, there are lots of "lumberjacks" (or "lumberjills") on hand. Here are Janna Jo, Becky, and Mellie showing off their tattoos that say, "Born to Quilt". Hey, every lumberjack worth his/her salt needs a tattoo! And here's Becky being friendly with one of the bears.

Another shift of lumberjacks was upstairs. That's Liz just standing by while Bre takes her axe handle name tag to Pam's head!

All in all, we're having a ball...working hard...and hopefully making lots of money and many new friends for the shop. Shop Hop is always a lot of work but also a lot of fun. There are two more come on in and don't miss out on any of it!


Mellie said...

It was such fun! I want to hear all about the rest of it.

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