As we traveled along the Cascade Loop in NW Washington, I kept my eye open for quilt shops. I warned Grizz ahead of time that this was a necessity, so he was well prepared. With a few projects in mind, the opportunity to shop at some ‘new-to-me’ quilt shops was a chance too good to pass up.
Our first stop was at Burlington, to get stocked up for the trip, and a couple of hours at Anacortes go me started. We’d been to Anacortes before, most recently just last May, but the quilt shops were closed the day we were there, and I really wanted to explore this new territory.
Both The Quilt Shop and Fabrics Plus had some great finds:
These beauties will go perfectly in Winterberry, the ‘together’ project that Jo and I will be doing this fall. You’ll be able to follow our progress on our joint blog, Cross Border Quilters. We’ll get started when I’m home from this trip.
As we wandered through the Loop, we came across Twisp (don’t you just love that name), a little tiny town, with a wonderful shop called Quilt Haven – and yes, Lori, I really did stumble across this one!
There I found a couple of fat quarters that I know will go with some Christmas fabric I have at home (I know because the same fabrics were right there beside these):
But when you get over on that side of the street, you learn what it really is:
It needs one more fabric, but I just couldn’t find the right one – but I wasn’t worried, we were only a few days into our trip, and I was sure there would be more shops down the road!
That cream looks like snowballs – how apropos.
And then we got to Omak – Needlyn Time, another wonderful shop – and everything is on sale at a maximum price of $7.99 per yard for their 25th anniversary celebration, until the end of December. So if you can, get on out there and take advantage of this great sale – even Grizz asked why I didn’t buy more while we were there
Here at last was that one elusive fabric for Winterberry (plus another just because):
The last 2 quilt shops that I knew I wanted to visit were in Oliver, BC. Unfortunately Heatherz Threadz was closed just at the time we were there, and being almost saturated with fabric finds (is that possible?), I didn’t return. But we did stop at Wine Country Quilts, and I found some more:
That’s the sum total of everything I found – more on the projects to follow…..soon!
Happy Quilt Shop Hopping! Blessings, Peg