Friday, 24 June 2016

Heading West Along Rte 2 Back Home.

After a violent rain shower the night before I woke up to sunny skies and started driving home.  I went into the town of Harrington as I have a friend with the last name and found this old Studebaker dealership.  On the far right was a lovely old truck.
 Then it was back onto long stretches of open highway with no one to be seen for miles and miles.
 A small lake with some marshland.
 Smell of freshly cut hay...
 then of onions could be smelled.
 In Ephreta  I found this shop along the route.
 Looks promising..
 I love the road signs inside.  The gal gave myself and two other visitors direction to what was where.  This shop was HUGE!  Over 6,000 bolts of fabric with multiple rooms to wander.
 Even the large classroom had bolts of fabric.
 Quilts and bolts down hallways.
 The Christmas, Halloween room had stitchery items.
 So many choices, don't miss anything...
 Their wool selection along with some patterns.
 I've made some similar owls but without the ear tuffs.
 A bit closer look at all that wool.
 Still another room.
 Cute themed needle book.
 How do you choose?
 Some other stacks of fabric on the cutting table.
 This cute quilt was in the wash room.
 Back on the road, sadly the Attic Windows Quilt Shop in Wenatchee had closed in May.
 But I found the Leavenworth Quilt Shop next to Prey Fruit Market east of Leavenworth before you get to town.  Look for the big American flag on the left of the highway.
 This shop has lots of samples everywhere in the shop.
 Some cute fused patterns over the doorway.
 Looking into the fruit market next door.
 Their past license plates with their current row.  Neither was yet available sadly.
 Lots of things to choose from.
 So much to take in.
 Love these boxes with the floral and checker board design.
 Just what I was doing.
 Back on the road I made one last stop in Smokey Point on the I-5 at Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop.  She has moved to a much larger location and I finally had a chance to check it out.  Carrol did the lovely applique of this quilt.
 Her colour wall.
 She has a pet dachshund that keeps her company in the shop.
 Her even larger classroom.
 Another piece by Carrol.
 Lots of space to move around the shop.
 Inspiration hanging on the wall.
 Loved this Allison Glass pattern, maybe one day.
 This shop is very open and goes on forever!
 Carrol cutting some fabric for me.
 I always love this stool she covered.
 And this tuffet, I may have to try and make one.
 Cute purse pattern.
The road home took almost twice as long to drive with my stops.  Unfortunately the Odessa quilt shop wasn't open when I drove through. Guess I'll have to wait till next time.


WoolenSails said...

What a fun class you had and I have seen the cut out without pattern down on a Georgia Bonsteel show, great way to make us get creative. Looks like you found some fun quilt stops and lots of great items to choose from.


Susan said...

Wow, what a fun drive home! Were you able to pick up any rows or was it too soon? I can't imagine you didn't buy some of that lovely wool. That seemed like a large quilt shop for a city, and this looked like a small town.