How could we not go there? It was visible from our cabin window!
I was greeted by the owner and her co-workers ---they are busy with cruise passengers throughout the entire season. Several ships were in port the morning we arrived, and they expected to have up to 5,000 visitors to Ketchikan on any given day during the busy season which runs from May to September.
They carry a wide variety of fabrics, specializing of course in Alaska theme prints, panels, batiks and kits.
You will find them in the Salmon Landing building --- just look for the quilts, and LOOK UP!
They are on the second floor!
Beatriz is on the left ---such fun ladies! I can’t wait until I come back to teach in September of 2014 – I’ll be seeing them again!
In the shop you will find scenes like this:
Lots of Alaskan themed wall hangings!
Gorgeous fabrics, tons of patterns.
Nature prints in all their splendor.
More and more patterns!
Not all cruisers are quilters, but many quilters are cruisers! The ladies from my class had their credit cards smokin’ before it was time to re-board the ship!
Prepare to spend a lot of time in here!
There is good stuff everywhere you turn!
And yes, even a vintage sweetheart!
((No, it is not coming home with me!))
We had a great time wandering Ketchikan and the Silver Thimble is definitely a destination quilter’s location – do NOT miss it!
We also participated in a tour of the totem pole village – more photos to come up on that later. Ship has boarded and we are pulling away from the docks soon and I want to send this before I lose my cell connection!
Next Stop –Juneau!