Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Temecula Quilt Co . . . .

It's not very often I get to visit a quilt shop, but while I was in California I got to not only visit a quilt shop, I got to visit THIS quilt shop!

The Temecula Quilt Co.



I've been following the goings on at this shop for ages through their blog, Diary of a Quilt Store, it was a real thrill to get to visit the shop in person.  

This shop had so many beautiful quilts on display I just wandered around and round, taking them all in.



I was thrilled when I asked permission to take a few pictures for my blog and they said "take as many as you want"!



It was their Red and White Tribute quilt promotion that motivated me to make my Red and White Tribute Quilt.


Most of the quilts and fabric that I see, I see online.  Getting to see these patterns made up in person was just wonderful.


I know what you're thinking, with me visiting such an amazing shop, "I can hardly wait to see what Thelma bought".



Nothing!  I didn't spend a nickel!  They didn't have any kits and I was just so overwhelmed with the whole experience I just couldn't focus on buying yardage.  Fabric shopping doesn't come easy to me, it's unusual for me to buy fabric that doesn't have a purpose, I'm weird that way!  But it was still worth the stop.
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19 comments:

  1. How exciting to get to visit a shop in person that you have read so much about! I can understand about fabric shopping not coming easy, I find that I can fill my basket shopping on the internet without a problem but when it comes to actually standing in front of a great range of fabrics I am lost!

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  2. It's a great shop and Sheryl is so nice. I'm lucky to live close enough to get down there a couple of times a year. Glad you got to experience it in person!

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  3. After you linked to Temecula I browsed their red and white collection as well, which lead me to finding a terrific pattern to make for a friend. I emailed them and they very politely gave me the information on the name of the pattern and who made it (I offered to buy it from them as thanks for their trouble, but they did not carry it). Anyways, now I have fond memories of them as well!

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  4. Wow - thanks for the eye candy - their samples are all awesome. Can't believe you didn't buy a thing...I'm sure I would not have had that control. I would have a lot more money if I didn't buy fabric that didn't have a purpose!

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  5. I would love to visit that shop sometime. I have been enjoying their make a star block a week program. Haven't actually made any blocks yet, but I know it's there if I want to start!

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  6. How fun to visit their store but I am shocked that you didn't buy any souvenirs/fabric! I wish that would happen to me!

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  7. I understand how overwhelming a new fabric store can be. You aren't sure what they have so you don't arrive with a plan. But I would never have got out of there without fabric. :-)

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  8. I adore that shop but I am like you, almost every time I go in there I am so overwhelmed that I don't buy anything. I really think they should offer more kits.

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  9. I get overwhelmed when going to a new shop but that doesn't stop me from finding a few treasures to bring home. The pictures are wonderful to see.

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  10. What wonderful samples they have!!! Those quilts are amazing!!! I am LOVING the major piecing going on in there!!!! Thanks for the little *tour*!! ... I'm very impressed you didn't get anything! I'm not that good at self-control!!! Though, these days I only go in when I have something I need there and then ... otherwise I order online as it is just too much temptation!!! :)

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  11. I find myself in the same place as you on purchasing fabric. At times I wish I could be more at ease with buying fabric just to build the stash but I did that early on in my quilting days and I find that some stuff will never be used. I do have a horrible weakness with patterns. I honestly will never make all the patterns I have accumulated even if I had three lives. Yet, I still find myself buying more patterns. I'm so weak.
    I think I'll need to put this shop on my travel musts if I ever end up in that area for a visit. It looks so yummy!

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  12. I have NO self control at all!! You done good! I always leave that shop with those Civil War 'rolls' of fabric! Love them!
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  13. Been there, done that! (The overwhelmed part:-D) The shop is so amazing; next time I'm in California, it's a must visit!!XOXO

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  14. But weren't you shocked at their lack of inventory? I leave near the store and am always shocked by their lack of inventory. Sheryl is wonderful and efficient and pieces breath taking items which keeps me going to their shop

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  15. I'm amazed that they don't carry a bunch of kits! There examples are beautiful and you'd think they'd make a killin' if they'd kit some of them. I'm like you, sometimes just buying the fabric to make a sample is overwhelming! Nice pictures.

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  16. THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY KITS!?! How can that be? I would have been overwhelmed also. Lots of fun eye candy... I would have been in there for hours!

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  17. That is really strange that they didn't have any kits.... There's another fabulous quilt shop in Temecula called Quilter's Coop; it's in "old town" Temecula. You should give that shop a try the next time you're here. And call me up, I'll meet you!

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  18. Oh you lucky girl! I've heard so many great things about this quilt shop! I still have relatives that live there in Temecula. It is such a darling little town. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thanks for the post. I have loved this store from afar (Australia) since it was featured in Quilt Sampler. I would really like to go there one day. I am planning a fantasy trip to Disneyland with my family one day - maybe I can tack it on then.

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