Sunday, August 12, 2012

On to Temecula, CA

Temecula has 3 shops that I wanted to see.   The first one I went to is Quilter's Coop.   They were really busy and I didn't want to interrupt anyone to ask if I could take pictures, so I ended up leaving not being able to share any with you.  Sorry!   They are closing at the end of the year. What a shame as it was a wonderful shop.

Across the street from Quilter's Coop is The Wool Lady.   I didn't get a picture of the outside of the shop because it was so darn hot outside, but if you go to her website, she has a great slideshow of her store.   Anyway, what a darling little shop it is.   And Ruth, the owner, is just delightful.

Here we go...



For such a little space, the shop packs a wallop!   No wasted space anywhere.    Need any wool?   Ruth has it available in any cut you can afford...big or little.








And she's got silk matka and prairie cloth which can be quite hard to find sometimes.





Need any blues or purples?   It's here!


And check out these patterns.  Have you ever seen so many?


Books too!


And kits galore!


Special little fun things.


I didn't get the name of this quilt, but it was spectacular hanging at the checkout counter.   All wool!


After I got to talking to Ruth, she said that since it was my first time in the shop, I could pick out 12 buttons for FREE out of this bucket.   Well...you would have thought I was picking out diamonds, because it took me longer to pick out 12 little buttons than it took me to pick out paint colors for our new house.   How can it be so hard to pick out 12 buttons?   Obviously, quite hard for me.   LOL


If you're ever in Temecula, be sure and stop by The Wool Lady and say hi to Ruth!     (Oh, she has lots of yarn too.  Since I'm not a knitter, I didn't even think to take pictures of it but you can catch a glimpse of some in the very first picture).    

I'll finish up with Temecula Quilt Co next time. 

Hugs, Anne

16 comments:

Anna said...

I definately want to visit the wool lady...but after seeing all those patterns I had better wait till I get something done!

Anna said...

I definately want to visit the wool lady...but after seeing all those patterns I had better wait till I get something done!

Anna said...

See how much I want to go!

Karen said...

I am drooling over all that wool. What a good selection. I would like to have a shop like that close by to me.

Yvette said...

It really is a nice shop. Last time I went she closed early and I missed her. :(

quiltsbycheri said...

i'm so very lucky to have these wonderful shops in my backyard....need to checkout Grand Country Quilters in San Marcos also,fairly new but i shop there now too.....

carolyn said...

It's probably a good thing I don't live close to this store. I would be broke. LOVE the WOOL!

Anonymous said...

You said three shops--what was the third?

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Lol....just like a girl in a candy shop, but my gosh there are so many I can see why you pondered your choices. I LOVE all the wool but what is awesome is how you can SEE her wool choices. She has done a wonderfully displaying her product.
Thanks for sharing your fun shop hop.

simplestitches said...

thanks for sharing your quilting shop journey...these have been added to my to do list one day when I finally make it to the USA!
gee I wonder why it was so hard to find 12 buttons in that huge bucket! I would probably still be there choosing...

Lori said...

Looks like wooly heaven!

paulette said...

Be still my heart!! Thanks, Anne, I needed that!! LOVE that shop!!AND sew many new things...can't wait to go back!! Ruth is always changing her displays and adding new things..she even dyes her own threads to match her wools!
Can't wait for the next STOP!
P

Karen said...

Now that shop is pure trouble lol. Thanks for sharing

Candace said...

I love the quilt shops in Temecula, Anne! So sorry to hearthe Quilter's Coop is closing! Is that maybe a Buggy Barn pattern with the hands? Seems I saw that at their shop (or something similar). Can't wait to see your next post!
Cheers!

Wendy said...

Now that's a well stocked shop. I'd love to go shopping there. Something about buttons, we just love them.

kathyinozarks said...

wow looks like an awesome store