Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Long Road Home

The long drive home was rain free!!!!

In fact it was a beautiful fall day.

I love the color palette, subdued yet rich.

And the colors intensified as I went further north.

Arrived home about midnight.
Home Sweet Home!

I will be off the road for a few months
with design work to do.

If you don't want to miss it when I hit
the road again and continue
Jamie's Giant Shop Hop,

Until then . . . Happy Trails and Stitches!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Picket Fence Quilt Co - Wichita, KS

Introducing Lisa Johnson owner of the Picket Fence Quilt Company.

"Smile" or should I say, "Surprise"?

This aisle will inspire you for holiday projects!

And this display reflects my favorite season. Autumn!


Shop mascot poses like a pro for the camera.

Super cute baby area!

And two things we like to see in every quilt shop across America . . .
#1 (Above)  A busy classroom
#2 (Below) A younger generation of sewers and quilters!

Picket Fence Quilt Co.
David & Lisa Johnson
7130 W Maple Suite 230
Wichita, KS

Phone 316-558-8899

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hen Feathers Quilt Shop - Wichita, KS

At Hen Feathers you will find an open inviting and friendly place to shop.

Meet Peggy Engel, owner of this shop.
I was excited to learn Peggys last name because it's
my maiden name, spelled the same way!
And FYI, it means Angel. ;-)

I love the antique cart fixture that is holding bolts in the center of this photo.

Large cutting tables with lots of elbow room.

Cute Eric Carle Corner!

Fresh flowers make a statement.

And check out these cute T-Shirts that are available!

Peggy, Thanks for letting me visit!

And I'd encourage any of you visiting or living in this area
to stop in and see the shop of a real Engel (Angel)

Hen Feathers Quilt Shop
110 N Rock Rd
Wichita, KS


Gramma's Calico Cupboard - Wichita, KS

Betty Webb is the owner of this quaint and inspired shop.
That's her below writing up a sale. She was shy about
having her picture taken but she said it would be 'OK'
if I used this one. Thanks Betty!

Bettys book and pattern corner.

The quilt from their most recent shop hop.

Baby area with lots of minky.

I loved this bear display. He looks like he got caught dumping the basket.

You will find lots of halloween in this shop.

Rows of bolts.

It's not to early for the holidays.

Wonderful 30's selection.
I hope you will stop by and see Betty
she is a very sweet lady with an inspired creative shop!

Gramma's Calico Cupboard
1945 S Hydraulic
Wichita, KS


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quilt N Bee - Cache, OK

I'd like to introduce you to the owner
of the Quilt N Bee, Beverly Martine!

This is my first stop in Oklahoma and
the folks here are wonderful!   

PS. I saw another cowboy but didn't get a shot!
Photo shot that is. . .

Beverly's shop is delightful.

They offer long arm services.

Cute displays!

Pail loads of fat-quarters.

Cute baby ideas

Cool fixtures.

A nice presentation every where you look.

Even a child's play area.

And my most favorite thing! You can
get fresh eggs here!!! Beverly has her
own chickens at home and she told me
on a sunny day she will have a dozen
extra eggs! I always wanted to have my
own chickens, I love this!!!
Beverly, you Rock!

One other thing, they treated me to a
fantastic BBQ lunch, ask them where
to get it when you visit their shop.

Quilt N Bee
506 SW C Ave
Cache, OK

Helllooo Oklahoma!

It may look over cast to you. BUT, the sun did finally come out on this the 11th day of my trip!!!  This was a glorious sight as I topped the hill.

The elusive Cowboy

While sitting in my booth at Quilt Market in Houston I would hear bits of conversations from the people strolling by. I remember hearing a woman from Germany (at least it sounded like a German accent) telling her friend that she was disappointed that she hadn't seen any cowboys.

We'll they are here! You just have to know where to look . . .

Happy Hunting!

Stitchin' Heaven - Quitman, TX

I'm in heaven . . .  Stitchin' Heaven that is!

And here is Deb Luttrell the beauty and the brains behind this operation!

I am not kidding when I say "operation".
It's a  7200 square foot operation and
the largest employer in Quiltman Texas!

This is more than just a quilt shop they have an
online store and travel department.
Above, Block of the Month Dept. Linda T. (left) Sharon (right)

Need a break? Spa Retreat, bus tour or quilting cruise?
Check with Stitchin' Heaven.

 Kits of all kinds are prepared with care. That's Sharon above.

Friendly behind the scenes staff will take your
call or answer your email. Trish the Webmaster.

Lovely store front. That's Lucy below.
Below is Linda, the store manager who
treated me to a wonderful lunch at the Texas Tea Room.
Complete with Hummingbird cake for dessert! Yum.

 The classroom is really spacious and well lit.

If you are in or traveling through Quiltman
I mean the Quitman area don't miss this shop.

Store Hours Central Time
Mon. - Sat. 10am - 5pm

Store Location:
502 E. Goode St.
Quitman, TX  75783

Mailing Address:
Stitchin' Heaven Quilt Shop
P.O. Box 1914
Quitman, TX 75783

Toll free: 1-800 841-3901
or Ph: (903) 763-5048

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