Our first stop today on the So. Cal. Quilt Run was Calico House in Placentia. Owner Cindy Zechter just took ownership on July 1st, so getting ready for Quilt Run was a new experience.
She did a great job! We were met at the door by a very friendly staff serving popcorn and cold water, and it just got better from there.
I was especially impressed to see an applique club featuring Lori Holt's designs. Hey Lori! I took this picture just for you to see! You are popular in California, too!
Did I mention how nice Cindy and her staff are?
The shop was very busy today.
This store is small in space and was crowded with people on the quilt run, so we didn't stay very long.
Our 3rd stop was Ginger's Quilt Shoppe in Upland, CA. This store is right up there among my favorite stores on the Run. I would highly recommend making an effort to stop by here if you are in the area.
I will be showing you a lot of pictures from Gingers because I kept finding something wonderful in every spot.
The theme for Ginger's for the Quilt Run was Christmas. This area was devoted entirely to the holiday. In fact, Christmas music was playing over the sound system, and they had set up a tree.
It's not too early to get working on those Christmas quilts.
Ginger's is quite a large store with wide open space to look, and I took a lot more pictures, but I don't want to make this post toooo long.
This store is also quite large and they did a great job with the run. One room was entirely devoted to demonstrations on techniques and products.
I loved moving from station to station.
Look at the cute 3-D flower in the middle of this quilt.
And I love their pattern display area. Boards can be rolled back and forth to allow you to view a lot of patterns.
You can tell you are in Southern California when the lemon trees grow right next to the flowers in the back yard.
We had freshly sliced lemons in our water. Yum.
Margaret's brother-in-law made authentic Santa Maria BBQ with tri-tip. I have read about Santa Maria BBQ in books, but this is the first I've had a chance to taste it.
Jay seasoned the tri-tip, wrapped it in foil, and then cooked it on the grill.
What a wonderful ending to a perfect day:
Sit by the pool shaded by lemon trees, converse with a delightful family while eating Santa Maria BBQ.