My favorite KC fabric shop, and pretty much the only one I ever shop at, is closing at the end of January. I almost cried when I heard the news. Once I visited this shop, I knew that I would probably never need another quilt shop. And that’s almost been true. I definitely haven’t purchased more than a couple of fat quarter at any other KC brick and mortar shop since I visited Bon Bon. I feel bad about not spreading the love, but I tried to, I just couldn’t. The other shops might have a larger selection, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have what I want. I could walk in to Bon Bon, close my eyes, randomly point at a bolt of fabric, buy it, and be totally happy with it even though I never looked at it. Betsy and Emily have done a fabulous job with their inventory. It’s like they choose to my taste. Plus, it’s the closest fabric shop to me. Everything else is at least a 30 minute drive and they are a mere 10 minute drive. Needless to say, I’m heart broken, but I understand that it’s their time to move on.
The plus side: I’m totally taking advantage of their going out of business sale. 🙂 In fact, they sponsored the KC Modern Quilt Guild this month. Then they had an event at their store last Saturday. I went a little crazy.
That’s all voile. Beautiful solid voile. The purple is my favorite. I bought at least three yards of each…but for a couple of them, I just took the rest of the bolt. I’m seeing some tank tops, flowy shirts, skirts, and dresses in my future.
Bon Bon carried a ton of shot cottons. I have no idea where I’m going to find them now. Sarah’s in Lawrence has them, but that’s not really close. Either way, I picked up a few to hold me over.
I picked up these three prints. Two are going to be for a quilt I’m working on and the turquoise one on the right is just because I loved it. It might become a skirt.
And this was super cheap. It’s the Advanced Reading Copy. I really wanted this book, but could never justify buying it. I have browsed through it and I think it’s going to be very helpful.
There’s still a couple of weeks left before the store closes. I plan on going back at least one more time. I just can’t say goodbye quite yet…