Wednesday, March 11, 2009

An Outing...

Yesterday Nadine, Brenda and I decided to head out to Prineville to check out a fairly new quilt shop that had opened last June. It's about 30 minutes from Bend, so we had a nice drive out there. The drop down into the town is always such a pretty sight to see. Big cliffs on one side of the road and the valley on the other.
The shop is The Quilt Shack and it's owned by Rhonda Krider. She's a ball of energy and told us that before owning this shop, she owned a coffee shop. We think she still had some caffeine lingering in her system. LOL .


This is the view when you come into the store.

Loved this antique cheddar quilt.

That's Nadine on the left, Brenda on the right.


Lots of variety in the fabrics. Amy Butler, Moda, etc.

Some "critter" quilts too.

This apron was adorable. It should be called "4 and 20 Blackbirds". And it might be...I honestly don't know. LOL

She even has a room full of yarn.


Prineville is horse country, so of course there had to be cowboy/horse fabrics. Very popular in this area.


And then....look what I found.... The "Little Jelly Bags" pattern that I designed with Anne at Bunny Hill. How fun to see it in the store with SAMPLES!

These are the "Bitty", "Small" and "Large" bags.
This one is the "Medium" bag. I didn't expect this trip to be a business trip! ;-).


Thanks Rhonda for a fun visit.


From Prineville we headed out to Redmond to my favorite Antique Mall. Stay tuned for more pictures.

26 comments:

Stephanie said...

I only lived in Oregon a year but I tried to visit as many quilt shops as possible. There was a cute little shop up the street where I lived called Country Dry Goods (within walking distance) and then they moved to Canby. Probably a good thing, for me, they moved!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...wish we had a lovely shop like that near by....love your sharing of photos Anne. I hadn't heard from you since last email....I've been a tad under the weather and also didn't want to pester. LOL

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

My SIL lives in Prineville! We might be going there soon, so I know another place to visit!! Hee Hee!

Kaaren said...

What a beautiful shop! Lots of eye candy and plenty of inspiration as well. Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine said...

thanks for sharing pics from your road trip....the internet is good for shopping but you can't beat walking in to a quilt store and seeing all the goodness! Looking forward to pics from the antique store...!

KCQuilter said...

What a fun, fun outing!!! That shop looks amazing. Sadly, several quilt shops in my area have closed.

Kathie said...

what fun to see samples made from your pattern...they are adorable...
OH MY I Love that antique quilt does she sell a pattern for it????
I really enjoyed visiting this shop thru your eyes.
Kathie

from little acorns said...

I remember Prineville! . . (& the view as you go down into the valley!) Is the 'butterfly' antique shop still there? What a cute little shop.. . . so now. . . can you consider the trip a 'write-off'? ! ;o)
xo, Bren

Carrie P. said...

Now that is one nice shack!!

Candace said...

What a great new shop, Anne! And to walk in and see your own creation - even better! I still have fabric in a drawer I bought from Prairie Girls in Prineville a few years ago - I had planned on making an impressionistic landscape quilt of the painted hills near John Day - well, maybe someday!
Cheers!

RachelJane said...

Wow - so much to look at in that beautiful shop! I love the blackbirds apron! I think it was my favourite item you showcased.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

A shop that sells both fabric and yarn sounds like my kind of shop. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

The three of you look like you had a fun time... the drive makes for a fun girl trip. I really like the shop, and your little purses were made up in very cute fabric.

Janet said...

What a lovely shop! How rewarding to see your patterns together with samples. I love the cheddar quilt too!

emma said...

cool, mom!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the pictures of the quilt shop. We have one about 40 minutes away called the Fabric Shack. I used to work in a quilt shop years ago and every time I see pics of one or visit one...it makes me miss all the good times I had working there.
Cindy

Simply This and That said...

What a great little trip! Love the pictures. Way fun. ooxx`jodi

mamaspark said...

Looks like a fun trip! Love your bags and especially love the kitty quilt!

Cindy said...

That's definitely my kind of "shack". LOL Eye candy for the viewing.

And, I DO love that apron! It's just adorable.

You're so fortunate to have such a lovely shack fairly close to you.

Martha said...

Oh, this quilt/fabric shop looks like so much fun! I could spend hours there looking at all the fabric. My hat off to anyone who quilts, I wish I had the patience to do it, I really love quilts!
Martha

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning I just found your blog quite by accident and I love it. I am in the quilting, redworking, stitching mode! You are so busy with so many stitchery/quilting things and I love it. I am adding you to my favorites. Even if I don't stitch every day I love to see someone's blog who is working on different things. It is motivating and makes me happy!
Blessings,
Debbie

janet said...

Thanks for sharing that lovely shop. How neat to see your pattern with samples and I especially love the cheddar quilt hanging up. I must say your new header is looking good.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Hey how fun to put a faces with names now. Love the view you had coming into that area and that quilt shop was full of fun things - especially Jelly Bags :)

Hugs - karen

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a great shop you took us too. We even got to see your cute little self which is a bonus in my book!!! Thanks for the tour.

Darlene said...

What a fun shop and day with friends!

happy zombie said...

What a darling new shop! So many goodies, but my favorite thing is seeing you in front of your Little Jelly Bag!