I stopped by three quilt shops while in Oregon last week and I thought I'd do a little blog post about them. I'll cover the two in Astoria today and tomorrow I'll cover the shop in Cannon Beach. Saving the best for last.
First shop I visited was disappointing. It was messy and unorganized with hardly any selection. It was also a yarn store. I have nothing against yarn stores, in fact I've seen some pretty good ones. This store didn't have a good mix though. And I think that a knitter would feel the same way.
The second store we visited (my daughters and I) was called Homespun Quilts. The address is 108 10th Street. It was a much nicer store. They didn't have a huge selection of fabrics in my style, but the store was merchandised beautifully, organized and just plain nice to be in. It had a higher ceiling in the back of the store with some skylights. The effect was a nice airy, roomy feeling.
A few antiques to hold thing always looks really good.
I found some Richard Scary fabric in this section. I've been eyeing it for a long time and finally bought a piece. Richard Scary is one of my favourite kids authors.
Love this washing machine filled with scraps. Not that I need any help in that way!
So, if you are in Astoria, OR and would like to visit a quilt shop I'd suggest Home Spun Quilts at 108 10th Street!