Well, it's hard to believe that we are already into February!!! We just got back from two weeks traveling in Oregon! Naturally, I visited several quilt shops along the way. I will give you a short list here, just in case you find yourself traveling in Oregon. I know I didn't get to all stores available, but here goes.
We landed the first evening in Bend, Oregon. Got in late, so we hit the bed, but up bright and early the next morning. We had to see Mt. Bachelor for the ski fanatic in my hubby. That was way too much snow for me!!! Just notice how high the snow is near the truck!!!!
Now, you can't go to Bend, and not go to Sisters, Oregon! And I had my second visit at the Stitchin' Post! So much fabric, classes and outstanding art quilts on the walls. It was hard, but I only bought a few pieces of fabric/threads. I knew I still had two weeks ahead of me!!!!
From Sisters, we headed over to near Eugene, and then down Freeway 5 to Medford, Oregon, which is only about two hours from the California border. In fact, when we went a little south to Mt. Ashland, we could see Mt. Shasta from where we were!
Country Quilts, and lots of small gifts ideas for your quilting friends!
Then in Ashland, Oregon I came across Sew Creative, where I was greeted with such friendliness from Jeanette and Mary. I didn't meet the owner, but these two ladies were so helpful. They loved my artwork, and had some crazy quilt books in the store! And look at the Kaffe Fassett fabrics I bought. They had the whole collection, and it was really hard to hold back!
Cottage Quilts. Carolyn McCray, the owner, is a crazy quilt enthusiast, and she fell in love with my work, as I fell in love with her store!!! And I fell all over the ribbon embroidery she has stocked.
The next day, we took a trip to the coast, only 2 1/2 hours away, but you end up in the tip of California!
South Coast, Oregon is so beautiful, and now one of my favorite spots of the West Coast! I visited Country Keepsakes Quilt Shop, and I was thoroughly impressed with the whole shop and the reception I received from Laurie Mitts. She really has a very active store set up for retreats and teachers! I will be back, Laurie.
WorldMark Depoe Bay, is set along a beautiful spot on the coast.
In Newport I found a couple more wonderful fabric stores. Quilters Cottage, is another wonderful shop. Monica gave me another wonderful reception and has taught Crazy Quilt classes herself!
Here's a couple she has in her shop:
Quilter's Cove and Holly Nevins was fun and friendly and had some wonderful sea fabrics! She has a wonderful online store here: https://www.quilterscove.net/shop/
Quilt Run 101!!! As you can see on their home page, there are a lot more quilt stores than I even got to!!! Which is another reason for another trip to Oregon!!!
Although I wasn't focused on bead stores, and had seen some on my travels, but I only made it to one! Beluga Beads has a wonderful large inventory of all kinds of beads!!! And they do shipments, so be sure to visit their website!
I have been working on my CQJPChallenge 2015, a Peacock theme, all year. I took the last four blocks with me to embellish. I didn't get them finished, but I did get some stitching in.
And here are the four that I still need to finish!!!
Well, thanks for visiting, and check back for pictures of finished blocks!!! Be sure to click on the highlighted sites to go to their websites and look for them on Facebook!!!