First stop was Amidon in Poway ... unfortunately I arrived right after a large busload of ladies, so it was really difficult to shop. I do love all the samples they have hanging on the walls. It is in an industrial center and so the building has really high ceilings. They have these huge, awesome quilts on display and there are just quite an assortment. They also have a good collection of fabric, and it's always fun to see other styles. A great sale section, but I do have a problem shopping when a lot of other people are around ... I find it way too distracting. This store is really not too far from me, so I'll go back another time.
The next stop was the new store I was dying to see ... Grand Country Quilters in San Marcos. One of the gals that teaches classes at the Loft is one of the owners. It opened a few months ago ... it is an adorable store. Lots of Diamond Textile fabrics that I love, and really nice displays. Some cute antiques, and it was fun to visit with Sharon while I was there. The feel of the store is very intimate and I got a lot of great ideas for hanging quilts while I was there. Bought a few goodies ... here they are:
|The green and white check above is a tea towel|
Last stop was Quilter's Coop ... I have been there before. It's a big store with lots of fabric; they have a huge civil war section. It was fun to explore all the different areas in the store, and I love to see how different quilt stores display their quilts, and display their merchandise. They also had a great sale section, and I bought the end of a bolt to use as a backing ... love to get fabric on sale for backings!