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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Gathering Place Rupert, Idaho
The Gathering Place is one of those mirages in the middle of a desert...between Provo Utah and Twin Falls Idaho is sits waiting for quilters to pull off Interstate 84 in the town of Rupert. Located in the town square in the largest city in Minidoka County with a population of around 6,000. It is part of the Snake River Plain known as the Magic Valley...what a perfect place for a quilt store! It was about a 40 min. drive from Twin Falls...I know, I made it twice, lol. This shop has the most completed quilt samples hanging that I had seen thus far! A stunning amount of fabric in every genre you could want! They also had a stitchery section...and kits...you want kits...there was a whole wall!!
The big disappointment was that I had an opportunity to sign up for a wool class with Kim Diehl...there was an opening but I didn't have any supplies with me...no sewing machine, rotary cutter, cutting mat....next time I go camping I am packing for a quilt emergency. The next day, I was offered the use of everything through the kindness of quilters but by then I had already made plans down the road to play with Twilene in Meridian.
Anyhoo...I did buy the kit for the class :) and am going to make it! And I found this awesome magazine. That is the one thing about shop hopping...there are books, patterns and fabrics I have never seen!
Since arriving home I have been stitching away but today I am taking a break to relive my visit to the Gathering Place. This is one of those 2-3 cups of coffee slide shows...so get started and relax! If you see anything on the slide show check with