Sunday, May 18, 2014

Phoenix Shop Hop - Part 2

We went straight on to Quilter's Ranch, a delightful store down in Tempe, south of Scottsdale, where we were staying.

Quilter's Ranch had a really terrific selection of batiks.

This modern store has very  recently changed hands.  
I asked what sort of fabric the new owner was planning to focus on and I was told it would be "whatever the new owner likes."

I hope they keep the focus on batiks; I think they will for awhile.  
I watched a lady who works there open a giant box of new batiks.  
It was like Christmas morning.

I really enjoyed the southwest flavor of the store.
Check out the quilt on the left below;
I think it might be of an eagle katsina.
Call me a biased Bernina-girl, but Bernina stores are always nice!

I was still on the hunt for the perfect gold to coordinate with my new batiks, and I found it here.  Yippee!

We went straight over to Quiltz, which had moved to a new (more convenient) location since the last time I visited.

Larry always takes the external shot first, then comes in and asks permission to take photos in the store.  
Before he could even ask, the son of the Quiltz owner had called his dad to tell him someone was taking pictures.  
Larry was immediately questioned about it on entering.  
My smarty-pants hubby replied, 
"I'm casing the joint so I can steal all your expensive fabric!" 
Then they both laughed.

No shortage of terrific batiks here either, 
and was that another bed?

 In addition to a great fabric selection, Quiltz has oodles of notions.

I loved the way they hung this vintage hexie quilt.
It acts as a visual room divider and keeps the store from seeming cluttered.

It is certainly in good condition for being 65-75 years old.

I always enjoy this store.  
I remember I found the perfect backing material for our Quilt of Valor on my last visit.

They had a large selection of black ad white fabrics; 
I love the aprons with the pink trim!

 They also carry some lovely southwestern fabric, including this snazzy cowboy panel.  
I was tempted, but I have a poor history of completing panel quilts. 

I settled for a half dozen of their gorgeous batik fat quarters for my Dear Jane quilt.  Discipline!  lol

On to Part 3 of the Shop Hop - Sedona here we come!

1 comment:

margaret said...

what a wonderful time you are having, no shops like this where I live I am envious