My second stop on my one day shop hop around San Diego was Temecula Quilt Co.
Another shop on my bucket list...
Once again as I walked in the door my hear began to pound!
Of course this wool corner caught my immediately and drew me like a magnet.
I found myself being drawn from lovely vignette to lovely vignette.
I think that this was the cleanest and most organized quilt shop that I have ever seen!
I loved how all the notions were stored in mason jars of all different sizes - tucked away and dust free, but still so easy to see and locate.
Not one but three featherweight machines - oh my!
Isn't this lovely?!
After following the Temecula blog and Facebook page for some time,
each quilt model was so "Temecula" - instantly identifiable with the stunning small scale reproduction fabrics.
Pictures don't do these quilts justice - they are even more stunning in person!
This "Dear Jane" quilt looked like it belonged in a museum.
I wish that I had taken some photos of the shop itself to give you the big picture. But when you are there and overwhelmed by beauty, it is hard to think straight!
Sheryl Johnson is so kind and welcoming and the gals that I met while shopping were sweet as well.
Once again, I didn't want to leave, but more shops were calling...
You can find Temecula Quilt Co at:
website click here
blog click here (watch for the darling Little Gems and the delightful little leaf tutorial last week)
Facebook click here
My next stop quite amused me: Primitive Gatherings in Murietta, CA.
Here I am living near the border of Wisconsin, but I have never visited Primitive Gatherings in Menasha, WI. Instead I visited the California shop first! Who would have thought?!
It is just like their website and quilt show booths, but on a MUCH LARGER scale - this shop is huge!
Almost on the verge of being overwhelming, but there can't be too much of a good thing, can there? ;)
I think that everyone knows where to find Primitive Gatherings Wisconsin, but
their California shop website is here.
the blog for both shops is here.
the California Facebook page is here.
While shopping here, I found myself being even more indecisive than usual. That's when I realized that I better get some lunch.
Luckily there was an In-N-Out burger close by.
My sons fell in love with In-N-Out the last time we were in California, so of course I had to text them a picture to make them jealous ;)
I thought it was interesting when not one but two employees asked whether I was eating in my car?
Of course I was - I still had two more shops to stop at!!!
Well, let me just say that this is the smartest fast food chain ever!
First they give you a paper place mat and then your meal is given to you in any easily accessible cardboard tray - genius! And delicious lol! Wish they had locations in the midwest...
My next stop was a recommendation of several ladies along my journey.
I am so glad that they suggested it!
Grand Country Quilters in San Marcos, CA.
What a fun shop with lovely ladies!
Don't you love their sign made out of license plates?!
And they had a lovely wool section as well.
Such a fun shop with so much to see!
And again I had so much fun visiting with the ladies here as well and seeing some beautiful projects in process.
You can find Grand Country Quilters:
Their website is here.
Their Facebook page is here.
At this point I was beginning to get worn out, but there was one more stop that I had to make before calling it a day! I'll be back with that one shortly...