There is nothing like a good, and I mean a really good, quilt shop! I can stick my head in the door of a quilt shop and know immediately whether I am going to like it or not. I can also tell how long I want to spend in said store…remember my husband is usually waiting…If it is good, and I mean really good, I usually stay an hour otherwise I say give me twenty minutes (which can be extended if need be). (For those of you out there in Blogland feeling sorry for my hubby well he likes these stops as he stretches his legs, walks the dogs, explores the area and has a rest/reads his book…he is a happy camper and I am a lucky woman!) After traveling all over Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona this was my favourite shop…now remember I didn’t get to go to EVERY shop in these states but I did go to a fair few!
The Quilter’s Coop, in Old Town Temecula, California by far beat out EVERY shop. I LOVED everything about it-the fabrics, the atmosphere, the way every type of fabric had its own display, the quilts and wall hangings, the HUGE section of wools and patterns, plus the ladies who worked there were wonderful, friendly and happy-EVERTHING was perfect about the shop. Here are some pictures of just the front section of the shop. It had three other sections that I didn’t photograph- containing a baby fabric section, the retro fabric section, the modern,bright fabric section and the notion section plus there was a room in back that held all their sale items. I could have stayed for 2 hours….easy! Sigh……next winter I will be back…. And next year I am also going to visit the Temecula Quilt Company (which I didn’t know existed but have since discovered and now follow their blog!)…Wouldn’t that be something to have two favourite shops in one city? We may have to set up camp in Temecula, California….!!!
Hope you had fun visiting…..? Do you have a favourite quilting shop that we can visit? Do tell….and don’t forget the pictures!
Have a terrific Thursday! AND Happy Quilting!