Being a quilter in Central Oregon is heaven! We have 9 shops all within a 45 minute drive and they all have their own appeal. And now, I have added Portland to my quilting life! I will be sharing my shopping, projects, mistakes, successes and travels...all things quilt!...so come join me in my world of quilting, books, movies and restaurants!
Leavenworth proved to be double trouble...2 quilt shops! If you have never been to Leavenworth, Washington it is modeled on a Bavarian Village and with the mountains springing up right outside of town you do feel like you are in the Alps! We came here years ago when the kids were young and have fond memories. At that time there was only 1 quilt store and I was a beginning quilter. The town has grown and is a perfect mecca for families and has that touristy feel with many shops filled with tee shirts and magnets.
Although all that tourist shopping was lost on us...we did find the bakery mighty fine!! We stayed at a KOA and will have a RV review on the Quilt Roadies in the near future.
It was surprising that there are now 2 quilt shops and they are night and day from each other. You will have to check them both out. The Leavenworth Quilt Company is about a mile outside of town at Prey's Fruit Barn, and let me tell you...you will not only walk out with quilty stuff but you won't be able to pass up the fruit right next door!!!
The class room is in the back store room of the fruit barn and the shop is so popular that these students traveled from other towns for a bag class.
I know you will enjoy the slideshow as much as I enjoyed shopping there! If you see something you like just check out Leavenworth Quilt Company! website.
The second shop is conveniently located in the middle of town and offers a lodging house for those who want to have a retreat. The owner preferred not to have close up photos so the slide show only includes overall shots. The flavor of this shop includes the personal beliefs of the shop owner which will greet you as you enter and are interspersed through out the shop. A large inventory of old and new fabrics...so if you are looking for a certain fabric you might just find it here! Be sure to check the date and time of your visit as their hours may be different depending on the celebration of their faith.