Fortunately I came upon a wonderful store Prairie Queens Quilt Shop in San Jose, California.
Prairie Queens is owned by Debbie Thornton, who is as nice as can be. Her store was recently voted the BEST quilt shop in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury News.
Prairie Queen is located at 14922 Camden Ave, San Jose, California 95124, and carries over 7,000 bolts of fabric.
They had a great selection and a wide variety of projects. They not only carried fabrics and quilts, but there was a section with wool, needlepunch, purses, and clothing items.
I loved it all.
My friends would have loved the batiks and solids selection.
Prairie Queens has a fantastic web site. One of the most complete and comprehensive I've ever seen. Make sure to check them out at http://www.prairiequeensquilts.com/
Debbie really has some talented people working for her.
I had the opportunity to visit with Keiko Clark for a little while. Keiko publishes patterns under her own company K Cotton Studio and works for Prairie Queens.
I found out she has just recently made a purse with Texture Magic that I was hoping to see. Unfortunately she didn't have it at the store. Keiko plans to make more projects with Texture Magic. She is such a talented designer I can hardly wait to see what creative things she comes up with. I will be following her for sure.
A Fig Tree Christmas stocking.
Don't these little berries add so much to the bag?
I purchased this pattern for "Naoko's Sewing Set".
She had it made up in two color ways.
The pattern includes a Scissor holder and pin cushion
And of course, another reason I was impressed with Prairie Queens Quilt Shop is because they had a great display of Superior Threads. These ladies go with the best!
I agree with the San Jose Mercury News: Best Quilt Shop in Silicon Valley!