Another quilt shop that my friend Linda and I visited in San Antonio was Mesquite Bean Fabrics. Funny name for a quilt shop, huh? As they explained to us, it is because of the many mesquite trees in the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas. And the tree produces beans. I’m not sure what that has to do with quilts, but it is a different name and therefore it’s memorable. The shop opened about a year and a half ago and the owners (who I believe are sisters) have done a wonderful job stocking the store. They have a good variety of fabrics from some of the popular Moda Kansas Troubles to many new and interesting modern fabrics. And even though the shop is in an upscale looking strip center, you get the homey feel of a quilt shop as soon as you walk in the door. There were quilts hanging everywhere and fabric was nicely merchandised so you saw something interesting any direction you looked. They also had some antique quilting and sewing doodads in the shop for decoration. We enjoyed the shop so much that we went back on Monday before I had to leave town. They have a nice website, so if you can’t make it to San Antonio, you can check out Mesquite Bean Fabrics online.

Now I’m back in the real world making T-shirt quilts and graduation is not too far away, so it’s a busy time for me. Get your t-shirts to me as soon as you can if you’d like a quilt in time for graduation.