Monday, June 20, 2011

Quilter's Store Sedona

One of the first parts of my itinerary when visiting a new area, is to check out the quilt stores.



I thought of trying to explain this compulsion to you, but then realized I would probably be "singing to the choir".

True?



Sedona only has one quilt store, but well worth the visit.

Quilter's Store is conveniently located on the main drive into town on Hwy. 89A, has a friendly staff, and carries over 3,000 bolts of fabrics.


I had hoped to be able to take a lot of pictures to show you their beautiful selections of batiks and Southwest designs, but they requested only exterior shots.


I can tell you that in 2008 they were voted by Quilt Sampler Magazine as one of the top 10 Quilt Stores in the United States.


Inside they show the pattern for their featured quilt Desert Sunset.

More details for this kit and others can be found on their nicely maintained web page.


Quilter's Store offers one the best selection of Southwest patterns and fabrics I've ever seen.

My favorite Whirling Yei (by Eunice Hill of Bee Creative), and others are available through their Online Catalog.
While wandering the store I thought of my friend Pat Peters, an award winning quilter who loves everything Southwest. I gave her a call to tell her of my find and to see if there was anything I could pick up for her.

Me: Have you seen No Dinner Tonight by Off Your Rocker?

Pat: Oh yes! I've made that one.

Me: What about Shaman's Dream also by Off Your Rocker?
Pat: Yes, made that one too. In fact, I've been to Quilter's Store, I'm on their mailing list and have ordered from them many times.

Pat had already made Whirling Yei, and many other of Eunice Hill's designs.

We had a good chuckle.

Knowing Pat, I should have guessed she would already have investigated every crevice of Quilter's Store.

6 comments:

Material Mary said...

Yes, you are singing to the choir. My husband is extremely patient with me as I find all the best fabric stores...
Mary

Cardygirl said...

I am loving your trip...my husband bought me a quilting book in Sedona once...even he has the compulsion to shop at quilt shops when he sees them...poor dear I must have "infected" him with the compulsion too!

karenfae said...

I check out quilt shops a lot when we travel too, I don't necessarily seek them out but if I see them I stop. That one I do believe I saw when it was featured in the magazine as I tend to buy that magazine a lot of the time.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Me and My Stitches said...

My philosophy is...why travel if you don't check out the quilt shops??

Needled Mom said...

My husband has the special talent of stopping our driving vacations each day around 5 p.m. - when everything closes. Then we are off again by 6 a.m.!!!! But...we did spend a few days in Sedona and I thoroughly enjoyed the quilt shop. I can see it in my mind as I look at your pictures.

Sherrill said...

I've been there as well and it IS a gorgeous shop in a GORGEOUS place!! Looks like you're having a GREAT time.