Monday, November 30, 2009

M's Quilting Inspirations

Don't you love visiting quilt shops as you travel? I think it's especially fun to find a great shop as I'm driving through a little town, en route to my final destination.
Last week, as I was driving from Las Vegas to Phoenix, I stopped in Wickenburg, Arizona and visited M's Quilting Inspirations.
Wickenburg is a small cowboy town, located 60 miles NW of Phoenix. With a population of around 6,000, Wickenburg is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert.

Store owner Marilyn Williams has been in business for 5 years, but recently purchased a new building that she has fixed up for her shop at 1141 W. Wickenburg Way.
(928) 684-6353
Marilyn was so friendly and welcoming. The place was buzzing the day I was there. A lot of people stopped by as they were driving through, just like me.

The shop has quite a few rooms, and a wide variety of fabrics.

Great selection of patterns.

The Seasonal Room. Wonderful ideas for Christmas and other holidays, plus a large area of Civil War fabrics.

The kitchen was bright and cheery with a lot of vintage. Marilyn even had refreshments on the counter. A very inviting store.

Many of the quilts on display are from their class schedule.

I thought this art quilt was so unique, in that it used a chenille technique.

Marilyn is a Superior Threads customer, so of course I had to check out her thread displays.
I drive to Phoenix often, and will definitely make this stop when ever I can.


Mel said...

Thanks for sharing the shop!

I love the technique they used for the cactus!

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Clever use of chennille on the cactus! I've been through Wickenburg several times many long years ago...before quilting really took off. No quilt shop there then! It's terrific we can travel and spot quilt shops from coast to coast. I think it's our duty to visit everyone we can.

Rae Ann said...

Thanks for taking us along to the quiltshop. I love sniffing out the quiltshops every time I travel. The cactus quilt is wonderful!

Material Mary said...

What a cute shop. Don't you just love the discovery process of quilt shops? I do.

Debbie said...

oh wow! great shop, thanks for sharing. I head to phoenix once or twice a year. Got to a great store in Jerome, didn't think of Wickenburg!

Unknown said...

I had stopped at that shop too! Isn't it great to find new places? They always have different things to inspire.

MAM said...

Glad you stopped in--I really liked my visit there in September. I even have a photo of the One Block Wonder from my trip! Did you see the Christmas tree panel like the single one I attempted? Hope you're having a grand time with Amy, Aubrey and all, but you are missed! Hugs, MM

Mom said...

M's is my one of my favorite shops, too. Worth the trip to Wickenburg. Thanks for the pictures, since I hvaen't got to visit new shop yet.
Happy Holidays!
PS: I hope you don't mind me recommending, when in AZ read Phoenix Quilting Examiner for local quilting news and events too.