It took me a little while to get there – but on the 3rd day of our trip we spent the whole day in Texas. We made our first stop at the quilt shop ‘It’s a Stitch’. Not only did they have this amazing see-through Bernina on display but that had these bags of fabric called ‘Little Bits.’ They pre-cut all their fabrics into 1/2 yards, yards and 2 yard increments. The ‘extra’ that didn’t fit into these size cuts – they put into discounted bags called ‘Little Bits’. These are PERFECT for me – I don’t need lots of any fabric in particular … I may have done a little bit of shopping at this stop. Then it was time for lunch before we headed to the next quilt shop – the Painted Pony. Here – I found another great bin of un – the scrap bin that I could by scraps by the pound! I may have filled up a bag or so. Also – quilter, artist and author – Carolyn Konig – was a guest at the Painted Pony sharing her quilts and her new book. She was a lovely lady and I learned lots from her! The critters enjoyed meeting her as well! We had a bit of time between shopping and dinner so we stopped at the ocean! It was beautiful out and it felt great to stretch our legs after being on the bus for so many hours. And then – it was time! We went to preview night at the International Quilt Show! Is saw the Red and White quilts hung and so many more beauties as well! I took lots of pictures of the amazing quilts I saw! Unfortunately, I didn’t do so well at making sure to get their creators names. If you know who made the quilt – please leave a comment and I’ll be sure to edit my post to give them proper credit. This piece was absolutely humbling! I just LOVE it! Another humbling piece. This is one of my most favorite booths at the show … I am so in love with this quilt! I find it truly inspiring! On preview night I also met Marie Bostwick. She writes some great books with touching stories and there just happens to be quilts involved as well! It was a whirlwind of a day full o some great shopping, some great friends and some amazing quilts!