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Friday, November 22, 2013

A Visit to Batiks Galore!

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 Welcome is what you feel when you take a drive out a piece to Batiks Galore in Joshua, Texas!

According to stories I’ve been told, your GPS may NOT get you there – but you will see some beautiful country in the process –LOL!

Luckily I was driving with an old pro.  Gillian wound me through city traffic to country roads, past dairies and ranch land and small towns from Forth Worth all the way to Joshua.  I loved the drive --- you could feel the city stress just leave your shoulders as the road opened up to  wide tree dotted spaces and big sky.

After our workshop was over at the Sunset Ranch retreat facility, and everything was cleaned up and loaded into our vehicles….we stopped at the end of the property to visit the shop.

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There are no flashy signs to let you know this is a quilt shop – but wait until you see inside!

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OH BABY!!

I'm uploading the virtual tour into a slide show!  You'll even get to see the two 4 legged mascots who will roll right over at your feet and beg for a tummy rub.  Such charactors!

Click the image below if you can’t view the virtual tour of Batiks Galore on your mobile device.  You will be taken directly to the photo album.
Batiks Galore, Joshua TX 2013




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You need a trip to Batiks Galore in Joshua, Texas --
but do what it says on the card – please CALL for directions!

I’m headed home today ---Dianna  will be here at the hotel to pick me up at 7am and we will make our way through Friday Morning Fort Worth Traffic to get me to the airport.  Tonight I’ll be back in my own bed.  Let the Thanksgiving Holiday ramp up!  I can’t wait to get to the cabin!


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17 comments:

shirley dillard said...

I love the batiks! I could imagine my mystery quilt being done in batiks! Gorgeous!

Chip E. Nell said...

What a lovely place to visit!

Lori Huffman said...

Wow Bonnie thanks so much for sharing! That store looks like Batik Heaven. Did you hear angelic voices singing when you entered the doors? I did, just looking at the pictures.

Julie Vee said...

Such a plain and simple exterior but walk through the door!!!! That must be stunning!!!! I love Batiks, working with them is so much fun. You find the most interesting places Bonnie.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

Smiles, JulieinTN

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Oh my, oh my, just overwhelmed from the pictures! Can't imagine how I would be if I actually made it there! Beautiful shop and such wonderful samples! My hat is off to the person who does all that sewing and quilting! Wonderful job!

Allison in Plano said...

We are so fortunate to live in such a big state with so many great fabric shops and retreat facilities. At the end of October I was able to visit Sunset Ranch and Batiks Galore for the first time and sew with friends I'd not seen in over a year. What a lovely and welcoming place!! We had the windows and doors open and sewed as the Fall breezes blew through. I found every chance to walk down the driveway to visit the shop. It is a little like the scene from Wizard of Oz when it goes from sepia tone to full color as you open the door to the shop!! Safe travels Bonnie and have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family. Hugs, Allison

Mary said...

It's time for cleaning up at my Grandma House, the Kiddos will be here soon. Then I can relax and sew the first Clue of Celtic Solstice next Friday. Safe and unfettered travels today is my wish for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cherry said...

WOW! Thanks for the slideshow - Batik Heaven!! I so want to take a Road Trip!! I've ordered from them online but I now really, really need to go visit.

Deanna W said...

Gotta love a quilt store with pets...I think it says so much about the owner! Safe travels home for your holiday start up!!

Sarah said...

OMG - I wish I wasn't half a country away! And yet, it's probably better for my checkbook. GORGEOUS fabrics/store.

Amelia Godissart said...

OMG!!! BATIKS!!! this place is going on my must visit list for sure....

Diana in RR,TX said...

DH already knows we will be heading that way from Round Rock one of these days. I think first I need to use some of the batiks I have on hand, then I have a real excuse!!!!!

Quiltingloulou said...

What an absolutely fabulous store. I would be like a child in a sweet shop not knowing what to buy. I would give a lot to be able to visit this store but not very likely to make the trip from the UK. Thanks for showing us anyway. Safe trip home.

Santee Bobbie said...

Just spent some WONDERFUL dreaming time on the Batiks Galore site. Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

It's a dream....

pcflamingo said...

HOLY COW! That is really an impressive collection of batiks!

Susan in Joshua Texas said...

This shop is less than 4 miles from me. I'm going there in the morning! Excited!