Friday, July 11

Travel Diary: Santa Fe Quilting

One of our best memories from this Southwest roadtrip was stopping in at Santa Fe Quilting. The shop is a hidden gem. (Really, it is practically hidden in this shopping center off of busy Cerrillos Road. Thank goodness for Mapquest!)

There are bolts upon bolts of fabric stacked up everywhere in the three room shop--fabric by local New Mexico artisans, Southwest prints, batiks aplenty, and, best of all, designs from Africa, Asia, South America. We were thrilled. Before we left Lincoln, we met with Phyllis Moore--the designer of the amazing quilt we received as a wedding gift--to discuss the possibility of making a second piece for us. While chatting, she mentioned this hole-in-the-wall fabric shop and we decided to look it up. What a pleasure it was to wander through the vast array of colors and patterns--such a pleasure, in fact, we decided to bring back some of our favorites for Phyllis. (Click on the images above to enlarge. I just love the piece that is third from the right. The designer is Terry Mansat, a New Mexican artist and quilter.)

Along with the textiles, we also found a few
milagros in town for our favorite quilter's collection: a hand and some scissors to protect her great gifts (shown below on a swatch of Frida Kahlo print fabric).

More on our craft and design adventures to come!

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