A Week Away and Some Quilting pt. 2

IMG_0264smLast week, I wrote a big long post, which you might have read, about my quilting adventures while I was off with DH attending his Native Sons event.

Some of what I wrote the other day is repeated below, but I did change and add to it as well.

On our way home, we stopped in Vacaville for a late lunch. As we exited the freeway, Jeanie, MIL’s friend, pointed out a quilt shop. I didn’t even know she was well trained. 😉 I looked at it longingly as we ate lunch and finally said I would walk over and take a look while the rest of the party finished eating. They decided to come along, so we finished our lunch and drove over. It is called A Quilted Heart. It can be found at: 878 Alamo Drive  ? Vacaville  CA  ?   95688. Store hours: Monday – Friday 10-6  ? Saturday 10-5  ?  Sunday 11-4. Phone: 707.447.9000

A Quilted Heart
A Quilted Heart

I liked the shop. They had the little 2″(?) Moda charm packs, the new Camille Roskelley line, a nice selection of batiks and, again, a boatload of thread. I bought one of the mini charm packs so I could look at Happy Go Lucky in person and see it in person and decide if there was yardage I wanted to buy. Last night, I thought that, perhaps, I should have bought a bunch of those mini charm packs and used them for a quilt. Then I mentally slapped myself and reminded myself that I have several projects in process and another several on the drawing board.

The shop sold machines as well and there seemed to be a guy in the back doing repairs. I don’t know what kind of machines, but I did see a large Brother (Innova? Innovis?), but it could have been a trade-in. I think they may have had Berninas. Again, I am not sure.

IMG_0261smThey had lots and lots of samples for such a small space. The samples were on the small side, but it was still fun to see so many. I am actually quite impressed with the variety of samples I have seen at shops I visited lately.

A Quilted Heart
A Quilted Heart

The shop was quite full for the size. I don’t know square footage, but it was smaller than the other shops I visited this week.

Aside from the fabric, they had a good selection of books. there were a number of books I didn’t recognize, though the days when I knew all of the books that were out is long past!

I thought about taking TFQ to this shop, though I am not sure I am up for the drive again this weekend. I have a project for her when she comes over today. She doesn’t know. 😉