CQJP2015 Peacock Project

CQJP2015 Peacock Project
Only four out of 12...in progress

Thursday, October 9, 2014

This past August we took an 8-day trip to Klamath Falls, Oregon. We have been to several areas of Oregon and have always had days of rain. But this trip was different...not one day of rain. Temperatures we in the upper 70's and lots of sunshine.
One place we knew we wanted to see was Crater Lake National Park  http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm
It truly is, like no other place on Earth!

Crater Lake is truly one of the most beautiful blue lakes you have ever seen.  It was breath-taking.
 We checked into our room at the Worldmark  Running Y resort and settled in and unpacked.
Our view from our room was spectacular with lots of trees, golf course, and lake and mountain in the distance.
Everyday meant a car trip in one of the many different directions to search for adventures. My husband knew that one of the trips would take us by the Quilting Sisters store on Rocky Point Rd. going into Klamath Falls.  What a wonderful time I had there. Jean is the owner and a wonderful creative quilter. She has tons of fabrics to choose from, Moda, Hoffman and many more. She has classes and will give you a cup of coffee and coffee cake to keep your energy up while you shop!
Her motto is, "We Go For The Olde-Time Quilting." But what grabbed my attention the minute I stepped into her classroom, was the crazy-quilted stain-glass quilt still in progress hanging on the wall.

Thanks, Jean, for a wonderful cup of coffee and good times. The blue fabric was used in my beach picture with the sky in last blog.  I will be back, and love you, too.
Another day took us to the coast which is about 5 hours south and west of Klamath...no easy straight road to the coast! We had to go down to California on the coast and take Hwy 101 up the coast of Oregon. Oh, but was it worth it. Again the absolutely best weather you could ask for, and the beaches were heavenly.

The next day we were in Klamath Falls, and I knew there was a bead store I definitely needed to see and get my bead fix!

"Indigo Beads opened its doors in March of 2008 in the heart of downtown Klamath Falls, OR. Indigo Beads is owned by Angie Britton, and operated by herself, her mom Nancy, and aunt Debbie. Her dad, Jim custom built most of the bead displays, and is the "store maintenance guy"."  A quote from her web site: http://www.indigobeads.com/index.html   They are also on Facebook. Needless to say, I was in heaven...so many beads to choose from. And if you know what you are looking for, they will ship.
The next stop a couple days later was a quilting store in Merrill, which is south of Klamath Falls, less than an hour away.
Tater Patch Quilts...on Front street in Merrill.... http://www.taterpatchquilts.com/   and Oh, what a store...one of the biggest I have been in and lots of projects to keep any quilter busy...even classes were going on while I was there...
Fabulous store, fantastic service, but where I spent my money was in a Crazy quilt section. Of course, I already had all the books that she had for sale, but the threads and embellishments....oh, my!!!
You must go to their website and sign up for their newsletter.  Oh, and they also are on facebook.
So I never take a trip anymore, without googling before we leave, for the bead stores, fabric and quilt stores in the area.  You just never know what treasures you will find.
  Well, it's time to get prepared for teaching a crazy quilt class at the end of the month. So my next blog will be about the class and what they learn to make. Thanks for visiting!

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