Okay, so it's like this. Last Friday, on our way to Davenport for our weekend away, we stopped in West Branch, Iowa to check out a recently opened quilt shop, Cotton Creek Mill. Because that is what we do on our travels, we stop at quilt shops. =) We walked in and on a darling display in the center of the room was Lori Holt's new fabric line Vintage Happy. I snatched up a fat quarter bundle and took it to the register, lickity split and continued to shop to see what other treasures I would find.
I was so excited and I went on and on how happy I was that they carried Riley Blake and what a cute shop they had. It took less than 10 minutes before Tara (the daughter of the mother-daughter team who owns Cotton Creek Mill) and I had our heads together over an iPad while I was showing her my blog, and the fabrics that I like and she was telling me what she liked. Soon I was in the back room and Tara was showing me a quilt block she was working on and she had several patterns tacked up on a bulletin board that she wanted to make sometime. Every one of the patterns she had tacked up I have pinned on Pinterest because I loved them!
Do you see where this is going??
Tara and I talked for a good long time. It was like we were long lost friends. =) That would be why there are no pictures except for the ones I borrowed from their website, we were too busy chatting for me to stop and take the time to take pictures. =)
I turned to Russ, who was chatting with Tara's mom, Tami, and said, "I could so work here!"
Tara replied, "Well, we are looking for someone to work a couple of days a week."
Tara and I went back to chatting about fabric and patterns. After a bit, I said, "You know, I am serious...I would love to work here with you and your mom." She said, "I am serious, too. Think about it and get back to us," and she handed me her card.
Whoa!! That was all I thought about all weekend! I emailed Tara and told her I was very interested, if they were.
Today the phone rang...
SO!!! Friday, I will be off to my dream job!! A job where I can share my passion for quilting, share the love of fabric, to encourage others in their quilting adventures and eventually teach a class or two.