Before I show you more eye candy from Pioneer Quilts in Portland,OR I just have to say that the sales ladies at this quilt shop were wonderful..helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and as you can see…they let me take all the pictures that I wanted!!
As I wandered around the shop, I saw this simple wool quilt and it reminded me of the quilts my mom use to make..out of scraps of whatever was on hand and tied with bits of wool yarn! Lord knows..I do have SCRAPS!!
This quilt really reminded me of Kathy Schmitz’s pattern ‘Twirly Birds’ but this has appliqued birds on it not embroidered…very sweet!
Tons of quilts in every nook and cranny…
And look at all the Japanese Fabrics…Daiwabo…this entire two rows and they went over to the other side! I bought several 1/2 yd. cuts at Road to California for the Heart to Hand Quilt called “Heart to Home”…I needed a couple more and had a hard time narrowing down my selection!! So many to choose from!
They had this lovely quilt on display made with these Japanese fabrics. Gorgeous!
This quilt made my heart skip a beat!! Another of Bonnie Sullivans’ called ‘Timberline’…..STUNNING!
There is just too darn much to take in! Did I tell you that they sell Civil War Fabric?? They also sell Batiks and many of the Brights too.
But you know me…I focused on what I like…nary a glance at the batiks! :) Look at those little Civil War Quilts..so sweet!
TONS of wool pennies and wool projects!
Little Spring Sue Spargo pillows and notebook covers….
AND YES, there was a SALES ROOM!
And a huge classroom…lucky ladies who live HERE…where I found a few more gems like this one….
And this one..
Loved this one!! Simple yet beautiful!!
And how cute is this..would make a wonderful gift, wouldn’t it?!
Pioneer Quilts ALSO had a Christmas room FULL of Christmasy goodies!
I have the pattern to ‘Seven Santas’..but seeing it made up has spurred me on! I am going to be digging THIS ONE out of the pattern pit and putting it on the ‘To Do List’!!
I this one!! I might already have this one….will check the Pattern Pit for this one too! It just looks TOO familiar….(is this a sign of old age.?)
There was just TOO MUCH Christmas goodness to behold!
Enough to melt the heart of most woolies…that’s for sure!
Now we are moving out of the Christmas Room.and back to the wool section…
Look they even had a Polka Dot section!!
If this shop hasn’t been featured in ‘Quilt Sampler Magazine’ I don’t know what they are waiting for!! This shop has EVERYTHING!!
And look what I spotted going out the door…yes it’s ‘Nutmeg Hare’ latest pattern… ‘Will You Be My Friend’!! Darn…I would have bought THAT ONE for sure…! Oh well..there is next year!!
And YES…I will be back!! Did I tell you how easy this shop is to get to? If you are going to be driving through Portland you have GOT to stop! HERE are the directions! And the good thing is there is a hospital right across the street..just in case your heart should start acting up…you know skipping a few beats or stopping all together!
So there you have it! Yes, Pioneer House got a two thumbs up..wish I had more thumbs!
Tomorrow I will show you Portland’s Fabric Depot…stay tuned!!
Have a Thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P
PS…Yes, we are back in Canada…staying at an RV Park in Vancouver, BC! Tomorrow is my daughter, Maggie’s ‘Call to the Bar Ceremony’..(and no she’s not a drinker..hahaha)…she will be sworn in as a LAWYER! We are so excited and proud of her!!