Friday, 1 June 2012

On the road again next stop Temecula

After leaving Bakersfield we decided to make a side trip over to Palm Desert.  My cousin and her husband have a condo just of El Paseo and we dropped in to see her husband after having dinner at the Thai Smile.  If you are ever in Rancho Mirage go and enjoy a meal there.  I didn't go to either of the two quilt shops in the area this time; after all you have to save something for the next time you visit right?
 In Temecula we stopped into the Quilter's Coop in Old Town.  I went there many years ago to their old shop but had not been in this new bigger store.  They are at 28677 Old Town Front Street you can find them on line at
 They have a lovely mix of civil war, wool, and contemporary fabrics.  The ladies in the shop were very helpful and enthusiastic about quilting.
 Lots of coop related items to show off their collections.
 Bright and cheery children's corner to inspire quilts.
 Just across the street I found The Wool Lady, Paulette from often blogs about this store when she is in Palm Springs for the winter so I had to check it out.
 Here is Ruth Molina with a wool piece hat she did, she brighten up the sunflowers and made them look like they were following the sun that day.  She is a lovely lady and I have not shown you all that she does.
 Ruth dyes her own wool and yarn.  She has needle punch, cross stitch, wool for quilts and also for hooking rugs.  This was my first visit and will not be my last to this wonderful shop.
 She recently expanded from a one room shop to a two room one and it is just loaded with samples and inspiration.
 She has some very whimsical collections of antiques and signage.  Check her out at 28690 Old Town Front Street Suite 310-320.
 Also in Temecula, but in a different part of town is the Temecula Quilt Co.  She just celebrated her 5th anniversary.
 This is the quilt she offered on her blog to celebrate the anniversary.
 This lovely quilt is for the 12 days of Christmas...started with one patch, then two for a half square triangle and finished with the 12 pieces for the rail fence in the bottom right corner! Check out her blog for the instructions at
 She has a lovely bright shop to show off the civil war reproduction fabrics along with some 1930's fabrics.
 In the left corner you can see a peek of her wool collection and also below the hanging quilt.
 The Temecula Quilt Co. is located at 33353 Temecula Parkway Suite 103.
Spotted this lovely iris just outside her shop on this warm sunny day.

1 comment:

The little book of Nessie said...

Great eye candy Sandi! What temptations. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures. Regards, Nessie