Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring Fling 2014…

Yesterday TEN of the Clubhouse quilters piled into two vehicles and sped off to Corona, CA..

Our first stop was Stars and Scraps Quilt Shop!  Yahoo…let the Spring Fling Quilt Shop begin…

This shop is my favourite…can you guess what this shop holds?…yup…it’s full of wool, Civil War Fabric, Homespuns and Traditional Quilts!  You need to peek inside…and drool!


They have changed the shop around…the till is to the left….


Straight into the shop…just look at all that goodness!!


And to the right…where the wool is!!


Lovely displays all over the shop to catch your eye…and hold it!


Loved this quilt…with the wee vine stitched around the perimeter!  Dang cute!


This one caught Sandy’s eye and the kit went home with her!


I loved this sweet mat…and yes it followed me home!!  Those darn snowmen get me every time!!


I own this pattern!!  (HAPPY DANCE!!)  It was a gift from the designer, Laurel from Simply Put…to see it made up, in person, well let’s just say I was thrilled to own the pattern!!  Thank YOU, Laurel!!  All three designs are MUST MAKES…and yes, all three are included in the pattern!!  You can order your copy HERE!!  Then you can then do your own Happy Dance!!


Everyone agreed that we could easily stay at the Stars and Scraps for a couple of hours…but we had FIVE more shops to ‘do’!  SEW…next stop was…The Quilter’s Cocoon!

To the right as you enter the Quilter’s Cocoon…you will find the Long Arm machines and all the gadgets, rulers etc needed to run one!


Head on…all the rulers, patterns and books…to the right is the Fabric (and YES, they had SALES Fabric!!)!


To the left was the till…and man it was busy!!  Yes, the quilting economy is alive and doing VERY well!


Something has caught Pauline’s eye…she is on a mission!


At The Painted Lady…there was room to breath…IMG_0232

…all of the Canadian quilters dove into this pile of wonderful FLANNELS!!  At $7.99 a yard it was a steal!! I wish you could feel it…Moda’s softest ever!  The rack was fullwhen we got there…but we grabbed most of the bolts and headed for the cutting table! :o))


We were told that this lady was the ‘crazy lady’ but to us she was nothing but sweet!  Each stop had ‘treats’ for us…but I must admit that the Trail Mix at this shop was sinfully delicious!


Chris getting her Flannel cut!  The flannels that were in her bag were gorgeous.  She has an eye for putting colours together!…Or did she just buy a yard of each?


Then it was off to The Busy Bee…


And yes, it was BUSY!


This shop had two long arm machines…with an instructor.  She gives you a lesson and then you can quilt your own quilt!  How fun would that be!


At Cherry Berry Quilt Shop we found a nice mix of everything…


I loved this quilt and the fabric called “Hearty Good Wishes”…I bought two candy packages.  The fabric isn’t batik but is slightly mottled…as close to batik as I’ll ever get!! haha  It reminds me of a day at the beach which I think is the idea!!


Eureka!!  Cherry Berry has gotten into wool…


And I like it!!


Georgina’s was our last shop…here it is full on!!  Lots to look at…


I was excited to see a table full of Simply Put Designs!! Once again… Laurel, a local quilter and designer, has the sweetest patterns EVER!  It’s sew nice to see her designs in all of the shops!


We have two more shops to visit…Monica’s and Quilter’s Faire.  Both are local Palm Desert shops so we can do those at our leisure. 

This year each shop gifted a FAT QUARTER of this fabric called “Dappled Migration”!!


We all agreed that this fabric would make the sweetest baby quilt!!IMG_0255

All the shops had made a quilt using this fabric and gave us a copy of the pattern so that we could make a quilt of our own.…

Here are some of the samples….





It was VERY GENEROUS of each shop as we know that these FQs can add up!!  SEW we THANK YOU!!

We once again had GREAT fun!!  There is NOTHING like going on a Quilt Shop Hop with a bunch of ‘like minded’ quilters!!  Always an adventure!!  Thanks again, Gina, for driving your man size truck!!  For such a little itty bitty thing, you did a man size job!

I think we need to do it all over again…SAME TIME NEXT YEAR!

Have a FUN FRIDAY….and Happy Stitching!~P


  1. I have been wanting to visit Stars and Scraps for quite awhile. My wish is coming true; I'm going to visit in a few weeks and I'm crazy excited.

    So many fabulous shops in that area.

  2. Now that was really fun! I really loved the butterfly quilt that they gave the pattern. Do you remember how large it was? I just loved that line of fabric. Thanks for all the show and tell.

  3. Very fun way to spend the day and stash up before you head home;)


  4. What an incredible day! Thanks for sharing these great shops with all of us!

  5. Holy Moley! What a time you had...sure hope your replacement card showed up on time! Thanks for sharing a wonderful day!

  6. Looks like loads of fun had by all. The quilt done with the wool applique and the echo quilting caught my eye. I like! I am so jealous that you get to go to all those southern Calif. quilt shops.

  7. There is nothing like a shop hop with girlfriends to lighten the wallet!

  8. Lucky girls. The shops looked like so much fun.. Would love to do that so eBay.. Keep quilting. Enjoy your blog so much.