In my last post I told you Hubby and I had several goals for our great weekend escape. After starting with fuel for the road, we headed south with the plan to visit five quilt shops before reaching Jacksonville. (Yes, Hubby willingly visits the shops! I tell you, he is a keeper!!) :-)
All the shops we visited are participating in the Row by Row Experience, a nationwide shop hop that gives you a free pattern for a row unique to its store. The idea is to make a quilt using at least eight rows as a souvenir of your travels. In addition to the free patterns, the shops sell kits to make the rows and some are selling fabric license plates, too. I have actually sewn two rows that I collected in late June, but a whole quilt? We’ll see. :-)
Our first stop was The Fabric Farm in Drain, west of Interstate 5. I love this little shop and Hubby likes their row — anything involving salmon has his attention! ;-) I bought the kit because of the unique water fabric in it. He chose the red salmon.
We took the scenic back roads to Sutherlin to visit Chicks and a Rooster, a fun shop that is celebrating it’s two year anniversary! For the most part I am not buying the kits but I have to say, the adorable sand fabric sold me on getting kit here! Lol
The next little shop is so worth going the extra mile to get there! Sew Cute Quilting and Fabric Boutique is tucked in the shadows of a lumber mill just south of Dillard.
A little tricky to find, but so friendly and a surprisingly good selection of fabric! We found some fishing fabric that caught Hubby’s eye and when he suggests buying something, how can I say no!?! ;-)
Plus, they have a really cute Row by Row display.
And they had some really wonderful water fabrics! Did I tell you the RxR theme this year is H2O?
Our final stop actually included two shops, just a block apart in Myrtle Creek located a mile or so off Interstate 5. First up, The Rustic Rooster. The last time I was here, they were in the small space next door, which is now their classroom and the retail shop is on the corner.
Most of the shops have the fabric license plates, pins, and official “row by row” fabrics, but Rustic Rooster also had small rulers! The 6.5″x2.5″ is the perfect size to keep by your sewing machine for trimming!
Finally, we visited a new shop, Everything Sew Nice.
It is a Bernina dealership and carries a small, but nice assortment of fabric. They also carry a large selection of the AccuQuilt Cutters and templates. Fun to watch them cut, but not sure I can justify the expense right now!
They used the AccuQuilt to create their row kits, so some of it is ready to fuse onto your row.
With the shop-hopping part of the weekend done, it’s time to concentrate on our other two goals: good food and relaxation, so onward to Jacksonville!
Until next time,
Happy Quilting! :-)