Stopped in at the Quilter’s Patch in Victoria to check it out, walked in the door, and knew I had to do a review. First impression: bright and attractive with a nice greeting from one of the shop owners (Karen Leach). It just had good vibes!
I snapped this pic when the girls weren’t looking. That’s Karen in the blue and her sister-in-law Lynda, who was visiting on this day. They are chatting with customers there on the right, mostly hidden by a counter display. Karen and her co-owner Sherry Ware opened the shop 20 years ago last fall, and it seems like they are going strong. That is saying something, as we quilters have seen the demise of so many shops in the past few years.
I liked the 30’s area. I plan to return another day and take a closer look. I think I spied some prints that need to be added to my stash.
Some of the patterns that are available in the shop. The classroom area is over to the left behind the pattern display board.
The spot for planning those quilts for grandbabies. So bright and cheerful it makes you itch to get started!
Batiks are featured just inside the front door and to the right. Batik autos cruise along over hill and dale on the display quilt.
More fabrics, threads, notions.
Basic fabrics arranged by color. Always helpful when selecting coordinates for your quilt.
This was an adorable book, a great bedtime read for the little ones that incorporates sewing and crafting elements. By author Michael McCormick. There is another book entitled Gabby Quilts for Friends.
The shop offers classes, especially beginner classes, and participates twice a year in a shop hop. Quilt Sampler magazine featured them in their 2015 fall issue. Link to their website: http://www.quilterspatch.com/