Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Arizona Personal and Virtual Shop Hop.....

As promised, I am officially posting about my wonderful trip to AZ and the many quilt shops visited. I love going to see my parents in AZ because there are so many quilt shops to visit while I am there and believe me my mom is a real trooper and takes me to all of them. She is not a quilter, but a great mom!

So the 1st picture is me with my new shoes 1st seen here, and now on my feet.They are walking into here.This shop is a small one and primarily sells sewing machines, as seen in their shop sign.

The next shop I went to is one of my favs...Quiltz. You can see my mother here anxiously??? waiting to go in to shop.
The next shop is lovely as well, Quilter's Ranch. They are very nice and have a good variety of fabrics, patterns, and books.Another shop that I really like is Quilter's Oasis. Kathy, the owner, is very nice and always recognizes me when I come in...which is saying a lot since I am only in about 2 times per year. I was there the 1st day they opened their store. Kathy was also kind enough to let me take some pictures inside the shop. If your in the area stop by and tell her Jackie from CT sent you.Then as luck would have it my husband wanted to take a day trip to Tombstone and we had to travel through Tucson. On the way, of course, we made a pit stop at this shop....Cactus Quilt Shop. My family could go next door and get their shoes repaired if need be.Then even more luck. We got to Tombstone and their was a Quilt Show.
Here are some of the pictures.Then back to Phoenix area. Another of my favs...Zoe's Trunk. Love, love, love this store lots of eye candy.The Quilter's Koop is another favorite. It is small but great ideas!A surprise this year, Cutting Edge Quiltworks moved their store in the same strip mall but a bigger space, very nice.I will leave you with this last picture. We went to Wickenburg on our last day and visited Vulture Mine. Lots of abandoned buildings, but look what was in one of them......Oh to sew!!
So I have provided within this post the links to these wonderful shops, please visit them on the web or if you get to AZ visit them in person!

Next post I show you some of the loot I picked up at the shops.

Happy Quilting!! Jackie

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10 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Jackie -- I think that's called Quilt Shop Overload! Looks like you had a great time. I LURVE those shoes!!! I was just looking at some plaid little shoes today but they didn't fit. The search continues -- I AM going to get some little plaid tennies this year -- they're adorable!!!

Anina said...

Holy Moley! I think I may want to move to Arizona.
And I'm loving the shoes.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Loved the virtual tour...I could almost feel those fabrics.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Now THAT is a happy quilt shopping day!

Jeanne said...

Jackie, thanks for taking me on a virtual trip to those quilt shops! Love your shoes!

jen said...

Hi Jackie! Gee whiz, I'd love going to AZ TOO if I could make all those stops! Woo hoo! What a lotta fun!

eileensattic said...

Poor old sewing machine. I wish somebody could clean it and fix it up! LOVE all the fabrics, and the warm sunshine. Thanks for the virtual vacation!
-Eileen

AnnieB said...

wow - I've never seen so many quilt shops - don't think we have that many in the entire UK!

nice shoes too!

from little acorns said...

Hi Jackie,
Wow! I haven't been up to Phoenix to visit the quilt shops in such along time. . . but now I feel like I have! And. . . believe it or not. . . Cactus Quilt Shop (the one in Tucson) is where I signed up for my very first quilt class! . . . It's a small shop - but I love them there! . . . . . that's where my 'quilting life' started! Sigh. . . such memories! Hope you had a great time in AZ!. . . (We tried to have great weather for you!) :-)
xo, Bren

jona said...

Wow! You covered them all didn't you? Zoe's Trunk is my absolute favorite. It's just stuffed with the best fabrics and patterns. Fun tour!

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