Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quilt Shops and Shows

Sorry to be a bit late in posting as I have been travelling to San Diego to visit my son and to Ontario for Road2CA.  And of course, shopping for fabric was on the itinerary!

After reaching SD and making numerous trips to Home Depot and Target for cleaning and repairing supplies, my son and I headed to a local quilt shop called Rosie's Calico Cupboard.  OMG!  I thought I died and went to heaven!
Here's a couple pics of the store I posted on Instagram
We started at the left of the main door, which was all books, patterns, and batiks.  Then turned the corner to the above rows of bolts.  So many bolts organized by hue!

And we kept turning corners, and finding more specialty rooms--Asian, Civil War, Novelties, Sale, Florals, Solids, Stripes and Dots, and on and on.  This is the Novelty section, with the sale room off to the right.
And would you believe I could not find an extremely pale peach or grey mottled fabric for a landscape quilt in all of this?  Sad, but don't worry, I didn't leave empty handed.
Yes, more black on white!  They are just so easy to collect!

Later that day, I had to say goodbye to my son, who really enjoyed our visit to that shop.  Then I was on to my next stop, M and L Discount Fabric in Anaheim.  I heard about this place from Road2CA, and thought I'd check it out since it was on the way.  
OMG!  I have died again!  Rows upon rows of fabric, almost overwhelming because there is so much to choose from.  And this time, I found what I hope will work, this peach and very pale grey.
These Southern CA folks just don't know how good they've got it with these stores.  I'm sooo jealous!

So now I'm at Road2CA in Ontario, writing this after a class with Gina Perkes today.  Most of it I already knew, but did learn some tricks.  Sorry, you're just going to have to take her classes to find out what they are!

Now to go find dinner and catch up on my sewing--I brought my machine and two projects to work on.

Happy Quilting!





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1 comment:

  1. Found M&L last year while on vacation to Disneyland. There for the 4th of July and hit M&L sale! First stop in had just about an hour and half before dinner line was from cutting table to the back of the store & then into the side room. Decided to come back 2 days later. Glad we drove, my daughter & I filled the car.

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