…is now OPEN for business!!! Yesterday was their ‘soft’ opening and let me tell you, to ME, it was GRAND!! I LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF MY VISIT!
My first question for Lisa was “CAN I TAKE PICTURES?” Her answer was YES…but the rest was up to me! Yikes! Come on girl…steady that hand!! I was just a wee bit excited…
Now that’s better…Oh my gawd!!
There was SEW much goodness in this shop! Now I am not being bias one bit…just because the shop was crammed with wool and wool products, wool patterns and wool kits did not influence me one bit…no sireee sir! I have to tell you…this shop is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
Here are the greeters…Lisa and helpers…such a nice welcome!
And how’s this for a WELCOME! This is Luke, Lisa’s handsome son manning the till! Such a nice young man and very friendly and helpful! I predict that he is going places!
Ok…let’s check out the shop…quilts EVERYWHERE! For just opening, where and how did they do this?!
I loved the way the cabinets were painted black, really popping the quilts!
Be still my heart…I need to pull out Lisa’s Nine Patch book when I get home! Adorable quilts!
And everywhere you turn, there are wool projects!
Did I mention wool? Yes, Primitive Gatherings CA has wool…just a wee smidgen…like in this cupboard plus TWO more…one to the left and one to right! Seriously…I need an hit of oxygen! Where’s my mask?
Look at the HST in this quilt! AMAZING!!
I want one of each…please!
And rows of fabrics too!! Most of the shelves were full…with lots of room for growth! This shop is only going to get bigger and better! Can we handle THAT?
Everything is bigger and better in CA…it’s a giant spool of thread!
Throughout the shop there are vignettes of patterns…all together with the designer’s name at the top, making pattern hunting a breeze!
The quilts were hung from the ceiling with care, in hopes that the quilters soon would be there!
This is the classroom…tons of natural light with all this inspiration hanging!
OMG…I need a closer look at the quilts in the back! I can clearly see that I NEED to go back!
Yup…goodness all over this shop and the staff was out of this world! VERY helpful and FUN!
And I bumped into this lovely lady!! It’s Kathy Cardiff from ‘The Cottage at Cardiff Farms’!! Kathy turned out to be even NICER in person! I couldn’t believe that I was in Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop discussing our ‘Where the Cows Come Home’ Sew-A-Long…happening in April… with the actual author of the BOOK! Yowzers!!
Check out the lady behind us, in the background…there is a special name for people like her…photobomber? haha Too funny! Anyway, it was lovely meeting Kathy…like meeting up with an old friend!
I also met Lyn from Hemet and Laurel from ‘Simply Put’! Next time I go to PG-CA I am asking for TWO hours so that I can shop AND visit!!
So a couple of final pictures of the shop while in line to pay…
Yup…I LOVED the shop…it is right up there with the BEST! Quilt Sampler Magazine will come knocking for sure! (Please note, my pics do NOT do this shop justice!…SEEING is believing!)
After our PG-CA stop it was off to Skecher’s…only in America!
Looks like a fancy hotel or casino! Nope…it’s a Skecher’s Factory OUTLET store!
Yes, a pair of shoes followed me home!
Nothing like going from quilts and wool…to shoe shopping.. to complete and round off one’s day! I highly recommend it!
Have a terrific Tuesday and happy stitching!~P