Friday, December 13, 2013

Something to CROW About…

When my hubby announce that our fuel was getting low and that we were going to stop in Springfield, Oregon, my whooop of excitement could mean only ONE THING…a Quilt Shop was nearby….!

And what a quilt shop it was!!  It was ‘Something to Crow About’ for sure…yup, that’s the name of it!  Cute…eh?  Wait till you see the pictures…

It had just snowed in Springfield (just south of Eugene, OR) so the roads weren’t that great…in fact they declared it a SNOWDAY and school was out!  Anyway…I had 15 minutes to peruse the shop…which is usually plenty of time…P1250346

Love the huge quilt patch on the side of the building…that’s because the shop is tucked into a little courtyard and might be overlooked…


VERY cute window display!


Me standing in the doorway…WOW!!  I need more time…


Everywhere you looked there was eye candy of the best kind!P1250350

It’s not possible to ‘do’ this shop in an hour let alone 15 minutes!!


But what’s a girl to do…I did my best…and quickly, in a timely fashion..


LOVED this Jan Patek snowman quilt!!


And tons of wool projects…EVERYWHERE I looked!!  Breath…just breath!


See what I mean…


Here’s Bonnie Sullivan’s new BOM…this is block one of Bertie’s Year…the shop is doing it as a class.  Dang sweet…much cuter in real life, for sure!


It’s worthy of a close-up!!


This pumpkin quilt is from Primitive Quilts Magazine…adorable!!


This quilt is also being offered as a class at the shop…beautiful!


They had a flannel and homespun ROOM!!


And there was lots happening in the classroom…like this Primitive Gatherings quilt and is that a Simply Put Pattern on the bottom left??  Sweet!P1250367

Other classes for the Intermediate quilters…And LOOK at that quilt in the middle!!  Primitive Gatherings Summer Freebie!!  It’s SEW small…


…but beautiful!!


Also being taught as a class is Snowman Gatherings!~  So beautiful in real life!


See the framed stocking…the pattern is in the new Winter Quiltmania Magazine!!


The smallest churn dash quilt EVER…with teeny tiny flowers embroidered in the center!!  Ahhhhdorable!


Loved the pillows!!



Told ya’… totally adorable!


And this brown and blue quilt is stunning!!  Man…I didn’t even notice the red and white one beside it!!


And this tree quilt was STUNNING!!  WHY didn’t I buy the pattern?!!



These mats were so precious and would make wonderful gifts!


I thought I’d end with this quilt…isn’t it the sweetest?  I would love to have this hanging in my house…ummm… I mean trailer…!! :o)


Yup…this shop is ‘Something to Crow About’ all right!!  The quilters who live around Eugene and Springfield are VERY lucky indeed!!

Day two down…sew it’s onwards…and upwards…as in Mountain Passes today…the Siskiyou Pass awaits!  So far the I-5 Freeway has been bare and dry…fingers crossed that it remains that way!

Hope you enjoyed the shop!!  It’s a good one to circle on your map and it was easy to find!!

Happy Shopping~P


  1. I knew you'd love that shop. So glad you got to stop in. Drive safely!

  2. Oh, my goodness--my kind of heaven, I even saw a quilt like one I have quilted for a customer.

  3. I could bunker down in that shop all winter! WOW!!!! How did you drag yourself away? Thanks for all the eye candy.

  4. Oh heavens Paulette!! Did you get a chance to buy anything? What a wonderful shop...I'd be bankrupt if I lived handy that one!!!

  5. Whew...glad you got to see a shop. I have yet to go to that one. What did you buy? Looks like your 15 minutes was spent taking pictures.

  6. Wow, Paulette...great eye candy. :)

  7. What a great place to stop for gas, I glad Hubby and you needed it. STCA is one of my favorite stop and my friends go their about very three months. I was born and raise in Eugene and Spfd., Have a safe trip and if you need that pattern I'm going down in January, Sally

  8. Wow, that's a fabulous shop. I wish we had something like that here. Sigh!

  9. I want to go shopping at that shop! just too far to go to do that. Thanks for sharing. And wishes for a continued safe trip south.

  10. Did you have any time to shop? Love all the pictures. I really, really need to go to that shop. Thanks for sharing. ( and making us all so jealous! LOL)

  11. Oh my!!!! What a exciting place! I would have been there all day. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures of the quilt shop.


  12. It's amazing what your camera sees and the naked eye misses. We go to Eugene once a month to hook so stop at STCA on the way home. I was surprised you didn't take pictures of the bolts of wool. Glad you enjoyed it.

  13. Oh my, what a visual. Thanks for all the pictures but what did you buy?

  14. Lots of wonderful things, would love to shop there and I love Bonnies new BOM.


  15. You find the cutest shops! You didn't show us what you bought... I want to paint a Block on the side of my garage!

  16. Oh my, absolutely beautiful! I'm still scrolling! I am pretending I am actually there! He! He! Safe travels!

  17. Paulette, I'm so glad you finally went to this shop. It is one of my favourites along the I-5 drive heading south.

    One time I went there they had part of the quilt A Primitve
    Garden by Lisa Bongean on display in the classroom as a BOM. I was tempted to buy it but decided to wait. On my return home the I stopped in on a Monday only to find them closed. I have the pattern and am gathering fabrics to start stitching it.

    I can't believe you only spent fifteen minutes there and got so many great pictures. Can't wait to see your purchases.

    Safe trip over the mountain passes.

  18. Great pictures, cannot wait to see what tempted you enough to stop and make a purchase!

  19. Taht is one of my favorite shops in Oregon! Love their samples!!

  20. What a great shop!!! Wish it were close to me. Don't know how you got out of there so fast. There are so many nice examples but the little bird with the snowman on the branch is really cute - and different too.
    Have a great trip.

  21. Thank you for sharing. It feels like I'm there right with ya. Awesome. I bet you came away with lots of stash

  22. Oh my goodness you did a great job in 15 minutes - did you leave with anything in a bag :). Good luck on your travels - hope it's dry going through that pass.
    Hugs - Karen