Thursday, August 27, 2009

There is nothing like it……

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….!!!

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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!

11 comments:

larry7pokey said...

It is a wonderful store, one of my favorite ones we visited on the quilt run this summer. The owner,(I cannot remember her name, but She has a friendly, inviting smile!) endeared herself to me with her kindness shown to my friend. Loved the place even more because of her! p.s., The other store mentioned is neat,too!

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Both of these stores are fabulous! I visited "Temecula Quilt Co." when I went down to "Road to California"...WOW!!!

My DH also is very patient... we are both very blessed!

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,

Elaine in SLO, Ca

Stephanie said...

Temecula Quilt Co didn't exist when I lived in Fallbrook. Darn!! There was a smaller quilt shop then, 12 years ago.

QuiltSue said...

You only spent 2 hours there? I would have thought 2 days would be about the right length of visit.

scrappy quilter said...

Looks like a wonderful quilting store.

Colleen said...

That looks like a wonderful place to shop! Lucky girl :o)

Guðrún said...

Thanks for sharing, I am sure I would have wanted to stay there for two hours like you do.

Kathy said...

What a delightful shop. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. I notice the shop does a spectacular job of making enticing arrangements.

Ulla said...

Like a dream come true!

searchfamilies said...

What a great store beautiful photos of the store & their quilts & supplies.
Forget feeling sorry for your DH i feel sorry for me & the rest of us who don't have access to go to such stores i know here in the UK we don't have them like you all do & the prices you do so start feeling sorry for me & the rest of us who can't get to such wonderful stores or some of the great prices you all do lol
Hugs Janice

Heckety said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! gone to heaven- do I have to leave?