Yesterday I went on a Quilt Shop Tour and it was great. It was run by
Susan of www.quilttoursoflasvegas.com
She picked us all up from various hotels down The Strip and off we went for a day of fun fabric shopping. We visited four stunning quilt shops all with a different feel and specialty lines.
The first stop was at Fabric Boutique and the closest to the city area on
Charleston Boulevard. Here I bought some 1930s fabrics - surprise surprise
– it seems to be my current passion. The shop was very big compared to
NZ standards – I was just so envious of her space – so much room
for stunning displays. Look at this. And she had the Mills Girls Quilt
hanging behind her main counter.
The second stop was the Christmas Goose in South Durango Road and it was
gorgeous - lots of ideas for using wool, along with patterns for 1800s quilts and
a lovely Halloween display. Unfortunately my photos of her shop were
useless – I don’t know what setting I had my camera on but it wasn’t right!
(I took photos of Susan’s van too which was covered with a huge quilt photo and
sorry that was no good either.)
Then it was on to lunch as a Salad Buffet so you can imagine what was
available for lunch there – or probably you can’t as meals here are just so big.
Stop 3 was up in the old part of Boulder City. This is was a lovely area full of
antique shops that I could have spent a whole day browsing in too. But back to
the shop - it lovely with a good range of 1800s fabrics, brights, batiks, colour
walls – it was a smaller shop but packed with great things to inspire us all.
The final shop was the largest – in fact huge. It was Quiltique which specialises
in modern fabrics and has the most amazing layout and displays. It is located in
Henderson. Once again packed with ideas, fabrics and patterns.
We will be starting a new Club early on a Saturday morning as a result of this
visit – I was able to chat to one of the owners, Jennifer about how she ran this
Modern Club so watch our website for more info later in the year
as plans get finalised.
As a result if this day I have lots of ideas for next year, lots of new patterns, projects,
a Block of the Month, new group formats and classes. So it really was an
inspirational day and I bought fabric for me – 1930s and 1800s.