I wouldn't be a quilter if I didn't have a compulsion to check out quilt shops in my travels. I must stick to the "no stash" rule but there will be things I need for current projects. Any excuse will do, you know. So here is my first blog about a quilt shop.
|Room 2: Batiks, orientals, etc.|
I also purchased a beautiful pattern for a 14-1/2 x 21" wall hanging of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Patterns for other St. Augustine sights were also available and I was really tempted but stuck to the no stash rule and resisted. Jim Rolick, a Snowbirder from "up north", is the creator of the patterns. They are available exclusively at Magrieta's. They can also be purchased from their website. See the photo of their business card below for the web address, etc. Click on a picture to enlarge.
|Rm. 3: 30's, seasonal and more plus patterns & notions.|
|St. Augustine themed wall hangings by Jim Rolick|
|Their business card|
|Whetstone Chocolate Factory|
And now for a little icing on the cake, so to speak. Directly across the street from Magrieta's is the Whetstone Chocolate Factory. Is that not a quilter's dream? A match made in heaven. They offer free tours (with tasting!) and a retail shop where you can have a cup of coffee and make a chocolate purchase. We didn't have time for the tour but came away with a 10 oz. sample box of chocolates. And they are very good chocolates.
| A tee for sale in the shop.|
No, I didn't buy one but should have!