Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Out and about in Oregon 02
Thanks to Barbara of the Quilted Hill's directions we drove to 3rd Street, McMinneville, a street of lots of individual shops and eateries. We lunched on soup and sandwiches at Sage then Alan took off for an appointment with the Spruce Goose in the local air museum while I tracked down the quilt shop Barbara had mentioned, Boersma's. This took my breath away; it was huge and so much stuff! Lots of high quality fabric: Modas, Amy Butler and Westminster and many more. In fact it made me realise the value of the smaller specialised shops where it can be easier to choose. However I took advantage of the sale fabric downstairs; anything unsold after three years is moved on down and there's a lot of lovely things down there. I bought some soft orange needlecord to make my dear granddaughter a pinafore and lots more splashy fabrics for my strip pieced hexagons. I'm definitely breaking away from my usual grunge.