Sunday, September 30, 2012

Guys & Quilts!

I know you don't usually think of guys and quilts together but I happen to think most things are enjoyable in groups.  So I offered to my friend, Mary, that we take the husbands with us to the Mississippi Valley Quilt Show in Davenport, IA  and the stop at Le Claire, IA.  Mary liked my idea and the guys agreed.  The first thing Saturday morning the four of us met two other friends for breakfast at our usual hangout, the Coffee Cup, for breakfast.  The Johnson's and the Wallis' headed for Davenport and the Miller's headed for the Ryder Cup in Chicago.

Scott, Mary's husband, followed the Garmin to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds and dropped us off.  The guys provided valet parking, bought us tickets for the raffle quilt and escorted us around the quilt show.  The husbands were so patient.

Congratulations to the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild for a great show.

Mary & Scott Wallis
We headed back on Interstate 80 to Le Claire, IA. What a beautiful day spend strolling along the Mississippi River and Cody Street of Le Claire. We enjoyed lunch on the back deck of the Blue Iguana Mexican Restaurant. The leaves are just starting to change and with the warm weather a few boaters were passing by on the river.
Rod, my husband and myself at Blue Iguana
The four of us shopped the businesses to wear off all the good food we ate.  We ended our visit by dropping off one of the quilts I had finished at Expressions in Threads where my customer will pick it up.  Then walked up the hill to the American Pickers store(the picture above is at American Pickers' store).  Rod had never been there and enjoys watching the American Pickers Program on the History Channel.  Across the street is Danielle's store, 4 Miles to Memphis (named after her children, Miles and Memphis).   Walking back to the car, we picked up a cold soda and headed for home.
Great friends, food, travel and fun!  Terry

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