Wow, I found a new (old) quilt shop I didn’t know existed and also a new place to become poor. Much more than any 'chain' fabric store, the stuff they sell is quality fabric for a fraction more, I’ve a feeling that they will see more of my hard-earned cash in the future. The store ‘boothill “PATCHES” is located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at the corner of Tampa and Saticoy in Reseda, just steps away from one of my old work location.
They had quality fabrics from such designers as Jenny Beyer, tons of Batiks, and even the size 10 John Jones hand quilting needles I was looking for (mmm...). Staff and clientele was extremely friendly and receptive, such as the quilters I’ve met here, and they’ve got even got tons of classes and a long arm for rent. Very cool, I was even invited to a slumber party (late ending Friday night quilting bee) right off!
I know for some of you such things as decent stores are second nature, but for me who had the idea that Joanne’s was the be all and end all in the area, it was truly an eye opener. The ladies took me in gently hand and showed me the workings and what was going on in the shop. Hot, hot, hot, Steve is on fire from another quilting experience. So very cool!