My mom and I recently went on an Alaska Cruise.
We both brought some hand-work to do on ship during down time. Boy did we meet a lot of people that way and I even met some of our Connecting Threads customers which was great fun. In general, fellow cruisers are always open to sit and chat a while, but when you bring out needle and thread or some yarn, they come out of the woodwork to see what you are working on and then talk about their projects. It was great fun.
While we were at port in Skagway we had some extra time and we were enjoying looking in all of the fun shops. We stopped in one shop named Changing Threads and since we both quilt, embroider, and knit we thought it would be a great store to browse in. We were not disappointed. It had some great embroidery kits and some beautiful yarn, but when they mentioned that they had a “sister” quilt shop just a few blocks away, we knew our next stop.
The Rushin’ Tailor’s Quilt Shop did not disappoint either. It was by far the busiest shop we were in that day, happy and excited quilters were everywhere.
It was just what you would want to find on your Alaska adventure.
The store used every bit of space and filled it with fun Alaskan-themed quilting delights.
Any type of quilter would be able to find a quilt and fabric to help them make an amazing reminder of their time in Alaska.
This pattern I could not resist. First off, I love the tribal Orca appliqué. Second, the Orca print Batik is gorgeous. It was available in a kit, but I opted to buy the pattern and the gorgeous Batik.
The cruise was great fun and the ports of call were gorgeous, but if you ask me what my favorite part of the trip was… it would have to be finding this great quilt shop. So if you every find your way to Skagway, make sure you don’t miss visiting this great shop.