Saturday, April 21, 2007
Oregon quilt shops
Loved this clip that came in one of those chain mails. It's been an interesting week in Oregon...more sunshine...rain and hail. Quilt Safari started yesterday & stopped at three shops in southern Oregon on my way home from a meeting in Medford. Here's the link to the website: http://www.quilterssafari.com/
Now about the first three shops: J & J in Canyonville has wonderful, friendly staff and great selection of fabrics...so what did I buy? Really cool red and blue tea towels with stars! Next it was on to Roseburg & Material Possessions. Cute small store with just the perfect cream/white star on cream background. Once again, very friendly and helpful staff. Ice cold water was just what I needed to get back on the road!
Third store, also in Roseburg, the largest of the three, Country Lady. Found four different oriental fabrics and a gorgeous red paisley for the Christmas collection. Loved the fabric and the store but was disappointed with the fact that they would only tear my fabric! Apparently, "the boss makes us do it". Got home and washed the red paisley only to find that I lost several inches to raveling edges, and distortion of the design after it was washed. Rarely do I get cranky about things like this...but who is the customer...the boss or the person buying the fabric? Next time, I won't be shopping there! I'll be heading out later today to continue on the safari!