This past month I have visited quite a few local quilt stores. Of course Sew Modern where the LAMQG meets monthly. I buy a lot of fabric here, usually from the sales bins or shelves. Yes, I’m still interested in woodland creatures.
Then there is Quilt Emporium in Woodland Hills. I used to go there many years ago.I bought this fabric about 18 years ago, just as before I went on my quilting hiatus. This and a few other Arts and Crafts inspired fabrics. I was going to make a quilt, so I bought about 3 yards, I used up the other fabric long ago, this one has lasted a long time.Last year I made this bag for a friend from the fabric.This summer I ‘rediscovered’ the shop, new owner, but still a great place to find more traditional fabric as well as Civil War reproductions. I made this hat and our new ValleyMQG had it’s first meeting here. We are too big to meet in the store, so we had to move out.
Then there is Candy’s Quiltworks, despite not having a web presence this store is doing very well. They have the largest batik selection anywhere. They also have a very impressive selection of fabric by theme, which is very helpful to me, since my son informed me that the newest grandson will have a space themed room.
I found all of these at Candy’s, other stores simply aren’t carrying any space themed fabric. I should have started here! The two fabrics in the upper right corner are from the sale section and yes, I have a fabric addiction.
While visiting my friend in Orange County we stopped into Flying Geese Fabric in Tustin. What can I say, lately I’m drawn to the reproduction fabrics, maybe because my instagram feed is is inundated with all the new modern lines, my eye wants something different.
And finally, I was in Torrance and visited the amazing Momen+ fabric store, with many Japanese fabric. Yeah, you could say I went overboard. I’m taking a class at Road to California, so I bought some lovely fabric.I will need to add from my stash, which is great, since I don’t like a quilt to only represent one style of fabric.
And then I bought fabric for garments. The red will become a summer shirt and I couldn’t resist the rayon Crepe. This fabric is soooo hard to find anywhere. The Jobbers never sell it to the downtown stores since the small manufactures grab it instantly! Lucky for me I like this print, so this too will become a summer dress.
I really need to get up to Ventura to visit Super Buzzy.