Tuesday, 5 June 2012

On the road again Laytonville, Brookings, Port Orford, Bandon on the Bay Oregon

Just before we crossed over the border into Oregon we found the Fat Quail Quilt shop in Laytonville California. http://www.laytonville.org/fat_quail/Fat_Quail.html
 The big surprise was it was open on the Memorial Day Monday.

It has some interesting outside art.
 The shop was named when they came across a lot of quail on the property just after they purchased it and were converting it to a quilt shop.
 Loved this quilt, unfortunately she doesn't have any copies of the book.
 Every room is covered with fabric and samples.
 There is a great selection of batiks.
 Love the use of the Dresden plate design.
 She used to be a school teacher and re-purposed the files from the library to store fat quarters.
 Just down the road we came across this herd of Roosevelt elks.
 Note the white truck on the highway that we had just been travelling on.
 They were grazing just outside of a r.v. park
 They just ignored us and kept doing their thing.
 The horns are covered with velvet.
 Talk about not being interested in human..be aware, these animals can be very dangerous.  I used a telephoto lens to take these pictures.
Next stop was Country Keepsake quilt shop in Brooking Oregon.  Sorry no website link.  They were having a big sale in their shop and it was busy with people.  Next door they had a display of some antique quilts.
 Note there were only 48 states when this quilt was made.
 I had to take pictures fast as they were dismantling the display.
 Beautiful soft pastels.
 Bright 1930's prints
 Not my colour palate but an interesting combination.
 Bright yellow, with interesting setting with the stars in the corners.
 A closer peek.
 In Port Orford we stopped in at Quilter's Corner.  Sorry no website link.
 This was a printed fabric that looked like Hawaiian applique.
 Lots of books and fabric in this shop.
 The shop is very large with a great cross section of fabrics.
 From another angle.
 Even more fabrics.
 Dresden plate done in stained glass.
 In Bandon on the Bay a favourite shop Forget-Me-Knots.http://www.forget-me-knots.net/store/pc/viewcontent.asp?idpage=6
 This is their 3rd location in town that I'm aware of and each time they continue to grow.
 Great stained glass effect.
 Interesting fabrics with inspirational designs.
 Love the sleeping cats using a snail's trail block as a base.
 A bit of Christmas peeking out.
 A lovely Block of the Month.
 Quilts hanging everywhere.
 Cute clock...look at the time!  Can we get to the next shop before it closes in Coos Bay, Ties that Bind?
Nope, sorry, have to wait until the next visit to the Oregon coast.


bjmccomber said...

Have loved sharing your road trip. Some of us need to get out there.

Marj said...

Just wanted you to know that I am enjoying the pictures from your road trip. Thanks for sharing.