|5. COLLINSVILLE, ILINOIS - Drive-by Missfire|
Mary Solomon of Cross Patches (a great quilt shop AND a Bernina delear in Collinsville, IL) tried VERY hard to make a drive-by quilting. However, she was duped by an impostor. That's right, we were sabotaged! She saw someone in a van wave to her as they went by and she thought it was us. - but it wasn't. She left her post just seconds before we got there. We saw Mary and Sharon, her store employee, trotting back to her car but not until it was too late to get an official photo!!! BUMMER!!!
Mary had brought Tis The Season to show us. She has kits for this quilt ready to go. It's an easy and effective holiday quilt. If you are interested in the kit contact the shop. Cross Patches is located one mile south on exit 15a off I-55-I70. Hats off to Mary for her heroic attempt to make the drive-by quilting happen. Thumbs down to the impostor who spoiled it for us!
One old man tried to pick us up, but fortunately no Illinois State Troopers...it was definitly not in Sharon's job description!