Our super cool 1954 Caddie Limo pulled up in front of Satin Moon Quilt Shop in Victoria British Columbia to the turning of heads by all the passers-by on the street.
Some of my quilting cruisers knew what we were doing with our time in port, so they were happy to see us pull up and we had a great photo op in front of the store ---and they enjoyed seeing our sweet ride!
The best part was the response from the men and hubbies who were hanging around the outside of the shop!
Give guys a chance to talk about classic cars, and the wives can shop a bit more freely, right?
Satin Moon is a great little shop, and I enjoyed meeting the owner and the gals that worked there. They were bustling with activity, the cruise ships bring in loads of quilters from all over the globe, just looking for that perfect piece of fabric, or souvenir to commemorate their stop in Canada.
Cantik Batiks are locally designed by Canadian designers, and printed in Indonesia. There were so many different prints and patterns than I had seen before…many with wildlife and flowers, and several geometrics and beautiful textures.
Walls of beautiful color to inspire!
Beautiful rich hues and gorgeous patterns!
Hard to believe it’s been a year since my Bali trip where we saw how gorgeous fabrics like these were made!
Wall hangings inspired by native art and wild life are found on the walls.
Even Tony couldn’t resist the call of the fabric! He and his adorable wife Debbie were BOTH in my cruise classes. They are Tin Lizzie dealers in Alberta, Canada, Their business is named A Quilters Home. Awesome quilters, and great breakfast company! ((Yes, I am missing my cruisers this morning!)) While Tony browses the fabric,….
Look who is over here in the patterns! Debbie! Miss you guys!
More fun to be found in Kit Central!
Lots of color in the front window displays!
My suitcase became a little fuller with the addition of several fat quarters and some loose leaf tea to bring home the taste of Victoria, BC with me!
Don’t leave empty handed! Pick up your Quilters Energy Bar!
If you find yourself in Victoria, BC --- Make a stop at Satin Moon. It’s not to be missed!
It’s Tuesday and the beat goes on Chez Quiltville. I’ve 5 more patterns to finish writing for the new book. I’m focusing on cranking another one out today. I’d love nothing more than to start at the top floor of my house and deep clean everything top to bottom….Time is going too quickly already! Next Thursday I’ll be in Dallas with the Dallas Quilters Guild, and then on to Abilene!