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…