3/27/2015

Another Quilt Shop Visit

On my last post I shared my visit to one quilt shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Today I want to let you know about another shop I visited while in Albuquerque. 


Quilt Works  was another fun shop to go to. It was easy to find. 
The staff was very nice and helpful. 


There were so many bright fabrics (my favorite kind) and samples galore. 


I like to see samples in stores. 




There were loads of classes one could attend.



I liked this quilt design very much. 
It was hanging in the classroom near a window. (Sorry for the reflection.)



Stack N Whack type quilts are some of my favorite to make. I know it is because I have little control over the random outcome of the designs that form from the cut pieces. The store owner came in with this quilt that his wife had made. It was gorgeous. Just look at those Southwestern colors!



Need I tell you that this display of fabrics really interested me? 
And I like the quilt block idea at the top of the display rack that was turned into a potholder. 

I had to show this photo larger than the column on my blog. Why is that? Well, these little quilts were just darling. I asked one of the staff if they were samplers. She told me they had quilters who came in to the First Friday Sew Ins to sew doll quilts for a charity. February was a heart theme. Their NEWSLETTER has more details about this activity. (Two quilts are clothes-pinned back to back on the clothesline.)


I found a treasure! I wanted this book when it came out, but decided to wait. Well, it was marked down to 50% off in the sale corner of the classroom. I am soooo excited and can't wait to get into it. 

Oh, my husband? Well, next door is Harbor Freight where he spent time looking around. Before leaving the parking lot, we went over to Subway for a late lunch, or maybe early dinner. 






Well, I had had my quilt fix for a few days. 
Although the ladies here gave me a sheet listing about 10 quilt shops on their shop hop in the area. I'd say another trip needs to be planned. 
And I was a month late for the AQS show that was held in Albuquerque!

We then headed south toward Las Cruces. 

It would be great to know what shop you would suggest I visit if I came to your area?





2 comments:

Soma Acharya said...

Beautiful quilt shop! How did you ever manage to leave with just a book? :)

Have a safe trip,
-Soma

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Love all the batiks they had! And I too love when shops have many samples...so inspiring and gets the creative thinking going.