Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Road 2 California Quilt Show

I came, I saw, I shopped and I am pooped!

We (me, Debbie VF, Kathy M and Pam L) left early Thursday morning and stopped at several quilt stores on our way south to Ontario.  Our first stop was Candy's Quilt store in Northridge.  We love this store.  Tons of fabrics - all different styles.

The next few stores we never visited before so it was a real treat.  The first was Quilt' 'n Things in Montrose.  What a cute little downtown and store.  We found a great candy store that had the most beautiful looking French macaroons so we bought a dozen and gave them to our friend Anna who we were having dinner with that night and it happened to be her birthday.  We also had a nice lunch at the Montrose Cafe (which has a GREAT bakery).  The next shop was New Moon Textiles in Pasadena.  Loved that store - had a lot of Kona cotton colors and some other great fabrics and deals.  The next was the Calico House in Placentia which we liked too and then we were going to go to Quilters Cocoon in Riverside but our phones and GPS couldn't find it so we headed up to Upland's The Quilt Loft before heading to our hotel.  Got to our Hotel at about 4 and they said our reservations were cancelled. We made these reservations last year, I called last week to confirm and now they say it was cancelled at the Call Center.  Not happy people.  We were tired and just wanted to rest before dinner.  Anyway, they found us another hotel, it was a little further away but they made sure we would have the same amenities that their hotel had.  So it all worked out - it was just inconvenient and a little scary when you don't know where you're going to stay.

So with the show today and all the shopping yesterday, my loot is as follows.  I did have a list and found everything (and more) on the list except for one thing.
For my in-laws Orange Cove Reunion - a little table runner this year.

Won a High Street jelly roll at Christmas - here's some coordinating fabrics.

A pattern I've admired for a while, some fall fabric to go with some I got a few months ago,
some creams/white for my nephews and his wife's neutral quilt, some hexie papers, some panda and kitty
fabric for 2 young girls who are learning to sew through girls scouts.

Had to get some So Fine threads, some Aurifil, and some rulers.  The hex 'n more and some Loc-Bloc rulers.
Also a 10 pack of rotary blades

A Sandra Dallas book, some Cherrywoods, some purples and some more neutrals, and
some strawberry fabrics for my grand-daughter and a few patterns.

And I promised myself I would get one kit.  So after going through the show 2 times, I chose this
one from Nancy Rinks' booth.  
The show was good but that was a lot of driving in 2 days.  Luckily we got there and back without incident.

As far as the show, next year it seems the convention center bought all the rooms around the center for the show and if you want to stay at any of them next year, you had to go through them.  So we went to reserve our room for next year and the rooms at the Ayres were booked so we are going to stay at the same hotel we stayed at this year - it's cheaper and the Convention Center is not in control of their booking.

Tomorrow I sew!  I need to start my Best of the Valley Challenge.  Now that I have all the supplies I need, I have no excuse not to.

Thanks for looking.

6 comments:

Darlene Contadino said...

Looks like you had lots of fun. Can't wait to see what the new year brings in regards to your project. Have fun sewing!

AfterMath Quilting said...

WOW!! All that is two days. I'm pooped and I stayed home.
I've been to some of the same shows as you. I'm always amazed at how you find so much good stuff.
Looking forward to our retreat!

Suzanne Kistler said...

woohoo! Looks like you made the most of a short trip! Sorry I missed you - I did bump into Kathy & Debbie. Glad you were able to find a place to stay. How crazy was that?! BOTV challenge...here I come! :)

Quiltedtime said...

OMG! I can't believe they cancelled your room. I would have been going nuts. Glad you found another one.

Your loot looks great. You were very brave to stop at those shops on the way to the show. I would have been afraid that I would have had all my money spent before I got to Road.

sewmuchfun said...

Wow, you really went to a lot of quilt stores. I missed out!

Quilt Crazy said...

I love your pictures Barb! I had a great time with you girls. I'm looking forward to the next Road Trip.