While 25 Charming Guys and Girls were busy working on tote bags yesterday I took a road trip across the Valley of the Sun to visit The Olde World Quilt Shoppe in the north valley.
We are very blessed to have quite a few fabulous quilt stores but this one is drop dead gorgeous. I don't get to visit very often (it's 60 miles from me; definitely not my neighborhood quilt store) but I try to get there a few times a year. Sisters, Dee & Whitney & Dee's daughter Jordan are very welcoming and have worked very hard to make their store just as welcoming.
This is one of my favorite spots in the store. :-) There's a comfy sofa across from the fireplace where you can sit to peruse books, patterns, etc. I didn't take a bunch of picture but trust me when I say that the walls are covered with beautiful samples. They do it ALL, large quilts, small quilts, wool, applique, etc.
I don't need an excuse to visit this beautiful store but yesterday Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co was having a book signing for her new book so I HAD to go. LOL
That's Carrie holding court with one of her many fans. :-)
I didn't spend much money because I'm on that silly budget. I did leave a Minick & Simpson kit that I wanted so badly - Big Sigh! :-)
edit: I think I've misled you - the kit I wanted oh so badly was for the pattern called "Seaside" not the quilt on the front page of the website.
If you live in the Phoenix or surrounding area you really need to visit The Olde World Quilt Shoppe - you deserve the treat. And, don't leave it for "Someday" - do it soon.
I haven't been doing much sewing lately but I came home yesterday afternoon very, very inspired. If you need me I'll be in my sewing room the rest of the day. teehee
I appreciate your visit and your comments. Thank you!