Monday, June 20, 2011

Fiber Visits

There are those days when you just want a fiber fix!!  doesn't matter if your stash is very well developed and aging--you just 'need' to see what's out there.  And this week was one of those times plus there was the perfect opportunity to stop in yarn and quilt shops.
Ah, Yes,!  what a great name for a shop!  Stash shop is located right off the main 'drag' in Castle Rock, Colorado; slightly across the street from our favorite lunch spot--The Old Stone Church.
The front porch is very inviting as it is well shaded by a large tree along the walkway to the front door.  This shop is situated in an old house and each room is filled with lovely yarns and fabrics--a great combination and a satisfaction to the fiber soul.
Amy Butler fabrics
Yarns from far and wide decorate the wall space.
The open spaces give way to yarns of choice colors and samples of knitted, crocheted garments decorate many nooks and crannies.
And books and patterns are close at hand.
Darling hats adorn a step ladder
Just take a look at these wonderful fabrics--not only is the space invited but the personnel provide a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Need an idea?  Well, here it is!
Down the road a short distance and located in Parker, Colorado is High Prairie Quilts
And the front hosts a Quilt of Valor quilt
Step inside to find shelves loaded with fabrics from many vendors--you can find what you 'need' here for sure
Color! Color! and more Color!
A touch of this color will brighten any quilt!  A day out by yourself is rewarding but a day with fellow fiber addict is twice as good!
So, the following day my knitter friend Judy met me at this shop--new to me but a main stay in her fiber diet--Colorful Yarns!  This shop is located in Centennial, Colorado and it is in an office building, which puts one off at first but once you cross the threshold, you are in awe!
Fibers and yarns that you hear about but haven't touched yet.
And the best part about this shop --there is a wonderful lounge area and a class room that any instructor would envy!  Judy said that the shop has expanded and feels more comfortable.
Need any equipment to make that special garment?  The wall of needles is outstanding.
After a tasty lunch, Judy took us to a relatively new quilt shop Snappy.
Oh My! The first impression is certainly 'snappy'!  The fabric selection is bright and cheery!
The staff is lively and helpful.  Check out their web page for a free pattern.  You can not resist all these bright fabrics.
Add to this 'snappy' appearance is a lounge area to sit and visit while deciding on the perfect fabric to go with that special pattern.
Onto our final stop for the day Holly's Quilt Cabin--
This shop is taking up the slack that Great American Quilt Factory left when they dissolved earlier this year.  The shop is expanding and bringing in her fabric, equipment and other sundry supplies.
Sadly, the day with Judy must come to an end.  But, we didn't part ways without taking along some great purchases and time spent with a good friend.  We have plans to meet up again soon to take in northern fiber shops.

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