Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Cloth Shop, Granville Island, Polka Dots and Flowers.

My favourite quilt shop where I took my first classes has moved after more than 25 years in the same location.  They are now located down on Granville Island in Vancouver B.C.
 Follow the signs and they are easily found at 1551 Johnston Road on the island.
 Maria and Barbara welcome you to their new shop.
 They are having fun decorating it and the doors had just opened a few minutes earlier.
 The shop is full of colourful fabrics and helpful books.
 Their fat quarter wagon is tucked into a natural light corner.
Love the light blue walls with the cream and white accents.
 Check out the displays high above you, love the lamb.
 Kaffe Fasset has come and taught at their shop several times and they have a lovely display of his books and fabrics.
 Sharing a smile and a few words with their customers, still setting up displays.
 Around the corner is the large Public Market with lots of fresh vegetables for purchase.
 Lots of fresh local seafood.

 Lots of berries waiting to be taken home.
 Tarts from Stuarts Bakery if you are too lazy to make your own.
 Lots of vendors with wares for sale.  These are Pots & Panzies by Nellie Vlaar; I love all the polka dots with black white and strong clear colours.
 Crows and Scottie dogs, two of my favourites.
 Tea for one?
 Great serving bowls and unique designs.  Check out her website at  Next time I visit something will be coming home with me!
 Love the signage around the market.
 The Salmon Shop is one of the original vendors along with Duso's Italian foods.
 My on line Mary Lou Weidman group is doing a polka dot teacup exhange.  Here are some of my inspiration.
 Two more with the reverse theme.
 I couldn't pick just one colour so I decided to make mine rainbowed coloured.
 Hints of strawberry teas to be happening soon.
 Poppy buds ready to break forth into bloom.
 Here is a yellow one!
 The Fraser River is tidal, here is a sand bar in front of my condo.
 The tulips are on their last days.
 Look at all the colours.
 Yellow and pink almost look like feathers.
 The classic tulip shape with a splash of red.
 Peonies in full bloom already, with more promising buds.
Enjoy your Sunday!


bjmccomber said...

Fabric, food, and flowers, all in bright colors-my favorites! Thank you.

The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely patchwork shop Sandi. Those blocks look like fun. Love your teacups and flowers. Regards, Nessie

paulette said...

Yup...I remember this post! I have always loved Granville Island and now that there is a Quilt Shop there, I love it even MORE!!