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3/22/2015

Quilt Shop Visit in New Mexico

In February, my husband and I traveled to New Mexico (as well as other places) to visit my brother and his wife. We had a great 3 weeks of travel considering we dodged storms (ice, sleet, snow and frozen fog and rain)! I was so very happy that we were able to take some time along the way for me to visit (and shop) at some fabric shops.

I will be writing about those visits in the next few blog posts. If you have ever been to any of the shops, let me know. I would like to hear your thoughts about the shop or that special item you found when you stopped. Let me know if there is another shop I should visit if I get to that area again.

One shop we visited was Southwest Decoratives Kokopelli Quilting Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For a few years I have been visiting the website HERE. I said if I were ever in the area, I would be sure to stop. Mary-Jo and her staff were so very nice and helpful. It was very easy find the shop. And yes, my husband did go in and was fascinated with the quilts on display.



The day was sunny and warm! One of the few we had during this trip.


Mary-Jo said I could take photos for my blog. I was amazed at the number of sample quilts on display. The shop was so open, bright and organized.





The classroom was spacious and well-lit with lots of table room for working--with more sample quilts on display!



I know I looked at just about everything! Including this doll displayed on one of the shelves.


My husband was really taken by the Turquoise Diamond quilt on display, so I bought the pattern to work on this summer.


And for me, I bought Enchanted Lands and two pieces of this great mola-print fabric for a quilt that was on display.


While traveling the highways in New Mexico, as well as Texas, I was taken with the decorative overpasses. Nothing boring here! This is just one photo I took near Albuquerque.


And a few shots as we came into the area. I must say I was very taken with the city. I wish I had more photos of the neighborhoods--they were so pretty. 






3 comments:

Marla's Crafts said...

It's so much fun getting a chance to is it some new shops. I was lucky enough to visit two shop and go to a quilt show and workshop while I was visiting my brother in Victoria. So much fun and nice to bring home some new patterns and sewing nicknacks.

Marla's Crafts said...

It's so much fun getting a chance to is it some new shops. I was lucky enough to visit two shop and go to a quilt show and workshop while I was visiting my brother in Victoria. So much fun and nice to bring home some new patterns and sewing nicknacks.

Sydney Schatz said...

It's one of my all-time favorite quilt shops.