Stop Ten, our final stop, is by far my favorite shop on the tour. It is Sages Creek Quilt Company, in Pocatello. It's very difficult to find, but it's kind of like finding a diamond in the rough. What a treasure. I wish this store were closer to me, but unfortunately it's the farthest away. (I should say that there is one more store on the shop hop, which we decided not to go to . It is in Preston, Idaho, near the Utah border, and would have added more than 2 1/2 hours to our drive. We just couldn't do it.
This is the shop hop quilt that Sages Creek put together. They have a really cool set up - a big area for fabrics, and a whole separate area - similar to a warehouse - for work space and classes. They have the walls lined with gorgeous quilts, with some amazing machine quilting.
These are just a few of the quilts we loved.
Don't you just love that quilting?
This quilt was above the "prize shrine" - they had all the gift baskets on display in this room. These are just the extra drawing prizes - not first or second place prizes.
Their shop hop block was called the "Spinning Spur." I love all things pinwheels, so this ought to be a fun block to make.
Their charm was a cowboy boot with a spur.
Okay, so my wallet would have been a lot better off had I skipped these last three stores. They have very good sales people at Sages Creek ... and wonderful fabrics to choose from. I fell in love with that blue and green fabric and bought a yard of it. The smaller pieces in front are all fat quarters - the blue on the far right was a free one, and I have another identical to that for free because my daughter passed it on to me. (The fabric has bucking horses on it and she is not into western fabrics). The panel is actually an advent calendar. The characters are sewn into stuffed animals and people and such and then hang on the rest of the panel from buttons. I think it will be pretty cute. I'm going to try to finish it for Christmas this year (no guarantees - ha). The pink and orange fabrics in the plastic bag are pre-cut wedges to make a baby quilt. My daughter (and the talented aforementioned sales person) talked me into this project - you know, because I don't already have enough projects to work on :) But seeing my daughter excited about sewing made it worthwhile. Hope we can get that one done by August. Anyway, total spent = a whopping $50.38 - the most of any shop.
So that wraps up the specific shops in the shop hop. I'm going to do one more post giving a wrap up on the shop hop - along with some of the silliness and fun things we saw. Hope you enjoyed the tour.