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We’ve just been traveling out West and covered 1300 miles in a week. Starting in Seattle Washington, then on to Portland Oregon.
Beautiful scenery, a few quilt shops, thrift stores and a different hotel or motel every night.
We discovered a fantastic area in Portland called Alberta Street. Great vibe, Hair of the Dog Brewery and a fantastic quilt shop called Modern Domestic!
I had to select a few fabrics to take home in case this was the only quilt shop we found. The Navy is Michael Miller, sorry can remember the green, Mushroom March by Arcadia (GOTS = organic) and some Lotta on sale 🙂
Montana and Yellowstone Wyoming, amazing wildlife, bison, elk, waterfalls, fishing and a few more quilt shops. (The modern, colourful Nel Whatmore fat quarter in my previous post was from Main Street Quilting Co. Bozeman) also worth a visit.
This quilt shop called “Send It Home” in West Yellowstone specialized in animal prints and would ship anything anywhere. Maybe this Moda will be my vacation gift to the Jo Blox girls 🙂
Thimbelina’s in Livingstone had a 20th Anniversary sale, so I finished off a bolt of interesting background fabric by Quilting Treasures and found a samosa by Maywood Studio – not heard of them before!
With only one suitcase each, purchases were limited by space. We tried to support local shops, bars and thrift shops and leave a few dollars wherever we stopped – “Shop Local”. Vintage finds included a Pyrex bowl, doilies, thread, a coke bottle and some fishing flies? Glad we weren’t stopped and searched!
and lots of treasures to play with now we’re back 🙂
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