As promised, I am officially posting about my wonderful trip to AZ and the many quilt shops visited. I love going to see my parents in AZ because there are so many quilt shops to visit while I am there and believe me my mom is a real trooper and takes me to all of them. She is not a quilter, but a great mom!
So the 1st picture is me with my new shoes 1st seen here, and now on my feet.They are walking into here.This shop is a small one and primarily sells sewing machines, as seen in their shop sign.
The next shop I went to is one of my favs...Quiltz. You can see my mother here anxiously??? waiting to go in to shop.The next shop is lovely as well, Quilter's Ranch. They are very nice and have a good variety of fabrics, patterns, and books.Another shop that I really like is Quilter's Oasis. Kathy, the owner, is very nice and always recognizes me when I come in...which is saying a lot since I am only in about 2 times per year. I was there the 1st day they opened their store. Kathy was also kind enough to let me take some pictures inside the shop. If your in the area stop by and tell her Jackie from CT sent you.Then as luck would have it my husband wanted to take a day trip to Tombstone and we had to travel through Tucson. On the way, of course, we made a pit stop at this shop....Cactus Quilt Shop. My family could go next door and get their shoes repaired if need be.Then even more luck. We got to Tombstone and their was a Quilt Show.
Here are some of the pictures.Then back to Phoenix area. Another of my favs...Zoe's Trunk. Love, love, love this store lots of eye candy.The Quilter's Koop is another favorite. It is small but great ideas!A surprise this year, Cutting Edge Quiltworks moved their store in the same strip mall but a bigger space, very nice.I will leave you with this last picture. We went to Wickenburg on our last day and visited Vulture Mine. Lots of abandoned buildings, but look what was in one of them......Oh to sew!!
So I have provided within this post the links to these wonderful shops, please visit them on the web or if you get to AZ visit them in person!
Next post I show you some of the loot I picked up at the shops.
Happy Quilting!! Jackie