Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Quilt Loft Grand Opening


As I've said before, there are virtually no modern quilt shops within a reasonable driving distance of my home. While I love the convenience and service I get at all my favorite online fabric shops, there's nothing like being able to hold that bolt of cloth in your hands and the see the prints with your own eyes. That's why I was absolutely ecstatic when I got an email yesterday saying that The Quilt Loft had just opened in Upland, CA -- not twenty minutes away from my home. And look at the happy stack I brought back with me after a visit!


Keri, the owner, used to work at a local quilt shop, and she noticed that a lot of customers were asking to see more modern fabric collections in stock. She's hoping to provide contemporary lines in her shop along with traditional options as well. I spotted a calendar at the register that announced a few classes starting up, and she also has a long arm machine where she offers quilting services. I snapped a few pictures inside with my cell phone so you could get a glimpse of the shop.


It was a thrill to get the chance to see some recent collections and familiar designers -- Lori Holt, Julia Rothman, Kate Spain, and Jeni Baker, to name a few. There were also spools of Aurifil thread and plenty of modern patterns on display.

If you live anywhere nearby, I encourage you to come support this little shop. And when you come, be sure to say hi. I'll be the one with my arms full of fabric.

Linking up to the Sunday Stash.

19 comments:

  1. Oh how I wish there was something even resembling a modern quilt shop in my area. There's a massive quilting shop in the town where I work but of the eight rooms of fabric they stock I only spotted some Cuzco and polka's that even moderately raise my heart beat!

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  2. That looks like a wonderful quilt shop, yay!!

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  3. So jealous the nearest modern shop to my house is over 4 hours away! The closer shops do not take our modern fabric suggestions very well. Enjoy and support it.

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  4. So happy for your that you have a quilt shop near you now! Very exciting! I like the fabric you chose too!

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  5. There is nothing like having a LQS close by. Enjoy!

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  6. There's not one nearme either! In Houston?!

    Yah for you! Looks like fun!

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  7. Oh, I want one of those too! Only tradtional shops here... I resort to buying online and on vacation. ( not a bad reason for traveling, right? )
    Great stash you have there in your arms, please leave some for the others, will you? ;-)
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    Ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  8. I wish my LQS was like this, it looks gorgeous!!!

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  9. Ooh how fabulous. Not only are there no modern fabrics near me but, as I am in the UK, fabric costs way more anyway. Oh well, I can dream...

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  10. That is indeed a very lovely, happy stack! Alas! I'm too far to visit, but enjoyed a visit vicariously through you. LOVE the little houses (and the charm pack - I'm a sucker for precuts!)!

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  11. Oh you are so lucky! I live in a small town and our quilt shop only stocks what I call "little old lady" quilting fabric!! I have to drive an hour and a half to get to a shop that carries modern quilting fabric. Sigh

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  12. Yay! I'm excited for Cali in December!!

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  13. I know the feeling! Wish one was opening near me, although the absence is good for the wallet! ; )

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  14. Oh good on that shop owner! Your little stack is perfect if you want to link this post up to Sunday Stash this week. The link is still open over at Finding Fifth. Come dip your toes back in Heidi.

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  15. Yay for real shops! I don't get to my LQS nearly as often as I'd like - of course this is very good for my bank balance! :-)

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  16. Yay for real shops! I don't get to my LQS nearly as often as I'd like - of course this is very good for my bank balance! :-)

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  17. Hooray! I'm out in Palm Springs so I'll have to make a stop there on one of my drives to or from L.A. one weekend!

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