Thursday, December 24, 2009

Biggest quilt shop ever

Jayme and I took a little day trip to Eugene yesterday, neither of us had been up there before and we thought it would be fun getaway. It was definitely a beautiful drive. We stopped in Roseburg and Cottage Village on the way to check out a couple of quilt shops.

The quilt shop in Roseburg is one of the largest I've ever seen. The Country Lady Quilt Shop had two huge rooms, in one they had 3 very large Gammill long arm quilting machines.

This picture is from the entry way, what I didn't take a picture of is the Quilt in a Day display. The store had every pattern and book published.

This is a little side room they had with their 30's and 40's fabrics.

This is the second room with the long arms at the end. They had the largest selection of batiks I've ever seen.

There were kitchen cabinet doors painted with quilt designs. Very cute.

The second shop we went to was just the opposite. We were so distracted by the sign for Brothel Cafe that we didn't see the quilt shop. It also didn't help that there was no sign for the quilt shop. Turned out the cafe is now the quilt shop, it had lots of fabric, some new some I'd purchased 10 years ago, and not a book or pattern in sight. The shop was a little different, but the lady running the shop was very nice and helpful. Cottage Village itself was nice, looked like it had some interesting shops, but it was just too cold to walk around.

We also went to the 5th Street Market in Eugene. If you like needlework of any kind, there is a store there called Mindy's. Beautiful hand painted needle point canvas (painted by the owner), tons of ribbons, beads, buttons and cross stitch.

I bought a few "me" Christmas presents at each shop. Jayme even bought some fabric to make a little table topper.

All of the places we went to were either in historic downtown districts or outdoor markets. We decided we need to make this trip again in the spring or summer, it was just too cold to walk around and window shop.

1 comment:

Pat said...

WOW...that big quilt shop looks nice. How lucky for you to have one not too far from where you live.