I’m BACK! Back from 11 days of fun, sun and QUILTING in the Western Caribbean. We went on a Quilt Cruise compliments of my amazing husband for my 40th birthday.
While on the island of Curacao, we found a fabric store. Of course, it wasn’t a quilt store, but there was some cotton fabric and I made a small purchase. :) Couldn’t leave without one.
Ackerman’s in Curacao
Most of the fabric was geared toward making clothing.
Very little in the way of actual cotton.
Here were some of the cotton prints.
I found these prints on the second floor in a stack by themselves. I really like these colors and prints although I can’t say for certain they are 100% cotton.
I bought 6 yards for $25.00 (that’s approx $4.00/yard!)
Later, after we returned to the cruise ship we heard that one of the quilters from our group was paying for her purchase in Ackerman’s and a man walked right up to her, reached into her open purse and took all of her cash and ran out!!!! I NEVER would have seen that coming!
Out of the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), Curacao seemed the least friendly and safe. We didn’t have a lot of time at each port but this was my overall feeling. Plus, the people working in Ackerman’s (and there were a LOT of them), were not exactly friendly or helpful.
It took quite a bit of work to get them to actually cut this fabric for me. Oh well. You take the good with the bad when you travel and try to remember that not everyone’s lives are all roses and sunshine!
We had such a wonderful time though, who can complain??? Do we look hot and sweaty? Curacao was HOT and I melted right into this chair!