Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tater Patch Quilt Shop

Over Labor Day weekend, we headed down to California to visit family in Susanville.   Our drive there takes us through the tiny town of Merrill, Oregon.   Merrill is right on the border of Oregon and California and about 2.5 hours from Bend.    Perfect timing for a pit stop.  

They have a really nice wool section.

Lots of samples on display.  

A great Civil War section.

See the quilt in center?   It's a Buggy Barn design called Folk Art Blooms.   See the straight hanging borders?   Hmmm, mine doesn't look like that.    For some reason I have "wavy" borders on mine.   I'll show you the results of mine in my next post.   So disappointing.    I was drooling over this one.

I always love a log cabin with this setting.  I think it's called Barn Raising.

The children's section had these darling quilts.   They are all part of a series by

Lizzie B Creative.   So cute.  

They also had these last two quilts on display.  Done by a local quilt group.   Stunning.  

I bought four Country Threads patterns and was kind of worried that I might already have them.   But....lucky for me, they weren't duplicates.   Whew!

If you're ever in the area, be sure and stop by and say hi.   Such nice people working there.

Hugs, Anne


Wonky Girl said...

Thanks for sharing a great shop. Nothing like that down where I live.

Anonymous said...

Holy moly, I've been through there on my road trips to Bend, how did I miss that place??

Rouge Cerise said...

Wonderful shop ! I dream to have this kind of shop in Europe:)))
Have a nice day !

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

What a beautiful shop! Id be drooling too. I've always wanted to quilt, but the whole thing would be wavy not just the borders, lol.

Carol said...

Looks like a wonderful shop...thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Darlene D said...

What a great shop, beautiful displays!

Sue said...

Wow, I'll say they have a nice selection of wool! Oh my! That must have seemed like heaven.
You folks out in Oregon sure do seem to have some nice quilt shops out there!

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - sure wish that was my local quilt shop! I love how they have the wool displayed. And, the barn raising log cabin layout is my favorite - and this one is a beauty. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

I have the pattern book and background fabric purchased for "Folk Art Blooms". It is sitting on the dining room table as we speak.

Kindred Quilts said...

So fun to see pictures of far away quilt shops! If I'm ever out that way... love all the wools they have!

marie said...

Thanks for the photos, their wool section is wonderful. Have to figure out how fall it is from Salem. Maybe a road trip in the future.

paulette said...

WOW!! Love this shop! Will have to look at a map and see how far off we are when we travel down south...?
Your comment about your Folk Art Bloom quilt has me worried!!! LOVE that quilt! I am holding my breath!!

Anonymous said...

Just breaks my heart to see such wonderful fabrics, projects, etc. and no online sales other than a few kits.

Candace said...

Wow - I love how they display their wool, Anne! Will definitely put this shop on our list!

Anna said...

looking closely at those photos makes me feel better that I don't have a trip planned...I'd be broke!