Monday, July 13, 2009

Continuing on the Quilt Run

We were back on the road today, visiting more stores on the Quilt Run in Southern California.
I'll show you my two favorites from today.

A Time To Sew is in Laguna Hills, and was purchased a few months ago by a very nice woman named Martha. She made us feel so welcome as we walked in the door.

The store is bright and cheery and had a very diverse selection of quilts.

Margaret loved this one.

Especially the contrast effect in the stars.

I went around and took picture after picture of many wonderful quilts. Notice how these all represent a very different style?

We've seen a lot of "3-D" quilts lately.
Being a thread person, I loved the couching in this quilt.

My other favorite shop of the day was "Quilter's Cottage" in Fallbrook, CA.
Owners Diane and Jan have done an amazing job with their store. And they had THE friendliest staff. (Thank you Mare for all your help). If you are anywhere near Fallbrook, put this quilt shop on your list of musts.

These are just a few of the samplings. I really had to use self control not to post every picture I took, because they were all wonderful.

A whole room was devoted to Children's quilts and clothing. Now that I have a grand daughter on the way, I wanted to buy every pattern they offered.
But I didn't. (Are you reading this Mr. Cactus?)

This is Quilter's Cottage Block of the Month.

Look at the beautiful linen look of the background fabrics.
*Tomorrow we are headed to more quilt stores in Temecula and then will continue driving on home to St. George, Utah.


Karen said...

Looks like you're in your element...Quilt Runs, Shop matter what you call them...they're a BLAST!!!

Abby and Stephanie said...

You went to Fallbrook! I used to live there. The original owners of Quilter's Cottage sold it several years ago. It used to be in a darling little yellow house. I did hear the new owners moved into a larger building. I'll say!

Unknown said...

This "Quilt Run" looks like so much fun! How can you stand all that wonderful quilty inspiration????

Carol said...

Wow! More great shops and I can't wait for your post on the Temecula shops. Have tons of fun!

Dawn said...

Looks like your Quilt Run was a success. Thanks for sharing!! It was fun to see what's going on out there...

Material Mary said...

There were some pretty wonderful quilts there. What a fun time you are having.

dotti white said...

Thanks for sharing the shops that you went to. Isn't it so much fun to see other shops!

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

I wish I could come with you on your quilt fun, thanks for sharing them with us. So inspiring xo

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nedra, it's so good to see all the quilt shops you are getting to visit. Feel like I've gone on the adventure with you.
Keep Stitchen'
Love all the baby items in that one photo...

Nanette Merrill said...

I think it is so fun how shops will have their own personality and flavor of fabrics/designs.