Yesterday Margaret and I finished our last day (for us) on the Southern California Quilt Run.
In the last week we visited 19 stores and had such a wonderful time. We put a lot of miles on the car, and were able to fit in fun events with Margaret's family, too.
Before heading back to Utah, we stopped in Temecula, California. What a quaint town. Most of the store fronts looked like they went back to the cowboy times of the 1800's. There was fun shopping along the main street. We made stops at the open air fruit market, which are so plentiful in this agricultural area.
Our first quilt shop of the day was "Quilter's Coop".
They had just recently expanded into this new building, and have decorated in such creative ways. This is a must stop if you are in the area. The staff was so helpful and nice to visit with.
Isn't this a great pocket of an apron? And I love the cherry fabric.
The store covers several rooms.
They carried a little bit of everything, from a Civil War section, to stitchery.
Designed by Cheri.
Look at the cute Christmas tree made out of fat quarters.
Our next stop was the Temecula Quilt Co.
I loved the thought of "Friends Gathering".
Isn't that what quilting does for us?
Every geographical area seems to have their own "style". This store carried all primitive and Civil War.
Wonderful art of display.
Store owner Sheryl was explaining to her customers about what it was like for her store to be selected for the upcoming "Fall 2009 Quilt Sampler".
Pictures of her store were taken a year ago. This will be the featured quilt in the magazine. I know I will be looking for a copy when it comes out.
Sheryl has put fabric ribbons on all of her quilts.
Wouldn't these be wonderful to use in a quilt show?
Our last stop before heading out of California was "Quilters Cocoon" in Riverside.
Owner Pagen was so delightful to visit with. She has listed every fabric at $7.95 because she feels the $10 price will scare too many quilters away from the art.
She had a great selection of batik's.
And a lot of Kaffe's in her quilts around the store. You know how I love those Kaffe's!
Thank you Margaret for being the best traveling companion a friend could ask for. She was raised in this area and knew how to get us from here to there and back again. And thank you to her beautiful family who included me in all the family events and were so kind.
It's good to be back in St. George, Utah although the temperatures are in the triple digits all week long. Saturday it's supposed to reach 111 degrees. Yikes!
I am missing that beautiful California sunshine, and perfect weather already.