Saturday, December 28, 2013

Grand Country Quilters

A Newsletter from Grand Country Quilters in San Marcos, CA advertising their after Christmas SALE had Kim and I heading for the HILLS…literally!!  We piled into our truck…my hubby driving, Kim’s hubby, Don as co-pilot and of course our dogs for encouraging licks and guidance…we made ‘er to the shop bright and early!! 


While we shopped the guys were off to a park to give the dogs a much needed run!  We had ONE HOUR to get the job done…and man, did we get ‘er done!!

Seeing this sign was all the encouragement we needed to get into the spirit of the season!!  The Boxing Day-After Christmas SALE Season!!


I love this shop…it’s small but packed with goodness…the best kind of goodness..quilty goodness!


I am going to let you wander…it was busy but manageable!!


I KNOW I said I would let you wander…but just LOOK…a whole wall and a half of HOMESPUNS!!


Walls of patterns….


WOOL!!  Tons of wool and 30% off!!



This quilt was STUNNING…and reminded me of the wee mat that Glynis just finished (I will be showing you pics of Glynis’ mat SOON!!)  This was a huge quilt designed by 7 Potatoes More…a new designer? 


Yes, that’s Summertime above it…looking spectacular!


And beside it was another Primitive Gathering wool and cotton quilt!  Lovely!


This is the monthly BOM that the shop is offering…


Love the quilt on the table…HEY…they had cookies!!  Never noticed them while in the shop!!  They do look good on THAT QUILT!!  Yup…I had eyes only for the QUILT!!



We will finish the tour with this sweet Cheri mat…LOVE this mat!!  Yes, this pattern came home with me LAST YEAR!!  Must make it!


So how did we do??  …all I can say is…. “START THE CAR!!  START THE CAR!!” 

Kim and I were both carrying big bags and we were just a couple of minutes late…nothing to fret about apparently because after this shop it was off to The Fat Quarters Shop in Vista…and YES, there was a SALE happening there too!! “ SCORE!!” 

Tomorrow I will show you what we found at The Fat Quarters Shop…believe will want to come back for this…be prepared for tons of eye candy!!  In fact it was eye candy OVER LOAD!!

Whew…that was like shopping all over again!!

Thanks for coming along…see ya’ all tomorrow? ~P


  1. Your road trips are costing me money! I love it! I would never get to see these shops if not for your photos (especially enjoyed all past photos from Temecula). Thank you so very much for all the time and work you put into your blog. Best wishes for the best new year ever filled with joy, good health, and lots of stitches!!!!!

  2. I so enjoy going along on your road trips. Thanks

  3. Oh my goodness that was an eye candy tour for sure. Can't wait to see Fat Quarter shop - one of my "hope to see someday" shops. You sure have the best time at your winter digs :).
    Hugs - Karen

  4. I don't think one hour would be long enough in this shop! Gorgeous quilts. Thanks for the tour.

  5. Looks like you are off to a great start! I am green with envy.

  6. These are 2 of my most favorite shops.
    Donna ( Mia ) :)

  7. You sure do find the best stores and a sale is well worth a visit;) Ours has one each season so waiting for that one to get some extras to go with what i have.


  8. Wow....what a lovely shop...and lot of things to buy....
    What is the name of the wool flower circles....looks like a table very cute....

  9. Nice! Now I want to see what all jumped in the truck with you!

  10. Wow, wonderful goodies at that shop. Love that pattern by 7 Potatoes More! Can't wait to see your "loot."

  11. Taking all those pictures cut into your one hour shopping time. But I am glad you took the time as I enjoyed seeing all the shop has to offer.

  12. I'm glad I can shop with your eyes and not my money :-). You have too much fun when your in the States. Hope you show your loot when you get done shopping.

  13. Another great quilt shop tour. So wish I was there. Looking forward to tomorrow's tour. Love the Fat Quarters Shop. Also want to see what you gals bought.

  14. I can't wait until I'm a Snowbird! I would definitely like to visit the shops that you showcase. and like someone else said, your blog costs me money! :-)

  15. Love "our Roadtrips" but thinking it's not as expensive for me as you!
    Sew much fun, thanks for keeping my bank account in the black...ha ha

  16. Such a pretty shop full of great stuff.