About an hour and 15 minutes south from St. Simon Island, and just over the Florida state line is a very nice little town called Fernandina Beach.
There I found Lollipops.
Lollipops Quilt Shop, to be exact.
What an adorable quilt store! You could feel the bright creative energy as you walked in and looked at all the different fabrics and displays.
Laurie, the owner, made me feel so welcomed. We discovered we had begun our quilt shops about the same time, and we laughed at some of the "start-up" challenges we both endure.
We also learned we are both doing the 2015 Hoopsisters Block of the Month, "Sewn Seeds", and Laurie shared her color scheme she chose based on colors in her home.
Don't you just love it!
What I also learned is that Laurie produces Lollipops Quilt Bindings, ready-made bias bindings for quilting & sewing projects that has been seen in American Quilter, Fons & Porter, Quilt Magazine and Quick Quilts.
Wrapped up tightly and placed on a stick, these 1/2" bias binding rolls made my mouth water, literally. I was seriously looking around for a candy store on my way back to St. Simon Island to satisfy my never-ending sweet tooth. Mmm, and I'm still wishing I got more pecan pralines in Savannah while I was there... oops, sorry, I digress, yet again. I do love my sweets.
(Photo of the collection of Lollipops is from www.popsbindings.com, Lollipops Quilt Shop website.)
Well, Laurie had a embroidery/computer class going on in the back room, so our visit was a little short. But I did purchase a "turtle" appliqué quilt kit and I've already begun working on it. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Lollipops, and I hope Laurie can stop in and surprise me someday in Cañon City. I may not have lollipops, but I will always have chocolate!
Thanks, Laurie, for a wonderful visit.