I find that central valley of California so interesting! It's filled with vineyards, dairies, pistachio groves and strawberries ... both the kind you eat and Strawberry Patches quilt shop! My friend Pam told me about this store ... sort of on the route from Los Angeles to Yosemite ... depending on who liked quilt shops more! I won ... no big surprise there, huh? It was totally worth the trip arguing about which roads we'd take ... I'd go back in a heartbeat!
Any store that has cool things hanging from the ceiling is great in my book! There was so much to look at ... the displays were clever and made you want to look closer at what was being shown.
There were a lot of unique patterns through out the store and as it turns out, many of them are free on the Patches blog. I've been following along on the Tuesday Tutorial for quite awhile and each week, the project is as wonderful as the week before! I love that there's the inspiration to make something ... or at least to understand the techniques behind projects.
When you first come in the store, you get the impression that it's mostly for the young and hip but that's not necessarily true. Look at this color wall! You wouldn't have any trouble putting together the perfect project! There were so many other things to inspire you!