Since we had a few computers with us I made sure to investigate a few quilt shops online before we got in the car. Lesson learned...
We stopped at a lovely quilt shop called The Primitive Thimble in Vancouver, Washington.
Notice the front door. . .
Come to find out that their shop was broken into on the weekend. The thieves stole the cash register and a few other random things but the QUILTS were not touched. They must not have known the REAL VALUE of the quilts in the store. Just the hand appliqued quilts behind the counter are worth over a $1000 dollars not to mention several antiques that they had around the shop. Luckily they were clueless!!
Moving on. . . Let me introduce you to Lynn.
What a wonderful lady. I felt like a dear friend that she hadn't seen in a while. She made us feel right at home. Lynn is one of the staff there at The Primitive Thimble. We had such a fun time visiting and learning and talking quilts.
I looked over while we were talking and noticed this curved looking box sitting on the counter and it was covered with a white cloth. I asked her what it was and she revealed this really wonderful lace making pillow. Can you see it? Click on the pictures to have a good look. It's marvelous.
Click on the pictures to look at the detail on the heart lace and the 3 other pieces of lace on the right side of the pillow bed. The lace pattern is on the blue paper and it's attached to the drum in the middle of the lace pillow.
I've done a bit of research on lacemaking and here is a great website to visit. It's a beginner's guide to Bobbin Lacemaking.
Here's a look at the quilt shop. . .
Look at the yummy over dyed wool on the table next to the doll. I wish I could have bought some of it and I'm probably going to regret it but I do have the phone number so, I'm good.
I really fell in love with one of the quilts in the store but, I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of it, I guess I was really excited about it. You can see the store's version of the quilt here on their website. This is the book and the fabric I bought to add to the collection of Civil War Prints that I have in my stash.
Now this was my kind of Quilt Shop. I Loved it!!!