Are as different as each of us and our approach to ‘life’. Coming from a garment construction background, I’m always looking at quilt shop fabrics with a dual mindset………what would work well for a current/future quilt or how would the fabric translate into a possible garment application. Having said all that, the first shop we scoped out, on our way home from Harlingen (TX), was located in Kerrville, TX, and was possibly the most perfect melding of all things possible for fabric inspiration!!!
Grab a cuppa and let me take you on a (not so) quick tour.
“Creations” is situated in a beautiful Victorian home and invites one to enter into textile dreaminess!!
Of course, there must be Bluebonnet fabric!
Our next stop was in Fredericksburg at “One Quilt Place”……… Situated on the edge of town, this picturesque setting was the epitome of Springtime in Texas!!!! The building straight ahead is the actual shop, with the Cottage (right), available for rent, housing up to 8 for those fun quilty get-away times. Across the parking area is the Studio, where classes/workshops take place. Now, for a short tour……… There’s definitely something for every quilter’s dream here!
Fredericksburg was our overnight destination that day and, because we were somewhat on a homeward schedule, we had an early breakfast at the Old German Bakery & Restaurant and finished our meal too early for the opening of all the amazing shops!!! Ugh! Well, next time. But I did snap a pic of the plate (yup, just the plate—with the vestiges of the wonderful apple coffee-cake—)my bread came on………. I see quilt patterns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The rest of our drive through the winding, gently hilly roads of the “Hill Country” were filled with large areas that glowed with the brilliance of Bluebonnets and Indian Paint Brush. I/we look forward to returning next February for a few days (sound ok, Kathy????).
Now, on to the day………………