Friday, August 28, 2009

Road Trip and Class

This is a quick post to show what I've been doing. Driving to Spokane takes almost all day to get there from where I live but it's worth it to find this cute shop. Hubby and I took a road trip to the Buggy Barn. Here is what the shop looks like from the street. Only a quilter would drive so far to find shop in the middle of a wheat field. I signed up for a class with Cheri Payne (Wednesday's Best) and Barri (Bareroots) to make a Christmas Quilt. These sisters have combined their talents for this class with Cheri designing the piecing and Barri designing the stitchery. There is a picture below of the Quilt.
Buggy Barn sign behind the flowers.
Front door to the shop. This is only the second time I've been here and I'm always amazed at how much fabric can fit in such a small space. When you walk in the door it's very intimidating with so much to take in all at once.
Inside the shop samples are everywhere, it's a bit overwhelming to say the least.
Even in the washroom is fabric and samples.
More pictures of the shop. There is so much to see in every nook and cranny.

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I love this old wagon, wouldn't it look awesome decorated for fall with pumpkins all around it.
My class was to make this quilt, I finished the pieced blocks in class. The appliques are done with the most gorgeous wool pieces and the stitchery blocks spell out "Christmas". The class included all the fabric and wool to make this quilt and a delicious lunch was also included.
Bareroots newest BOM pattern with sweet little houses, it really is much better to see it in person.

Cheri and Barri signing books and quilt labels.

Gotta run, I'll be back soon. Thanks for dropping by.

32 comments:

Karen said...

Now that quilt shop is just dreamy!

Marit said...

Thank you for taking me along to Buggy Barn. I loved the pictures, and admired the pretty stitchery/ quilt for your class. I almost visited this place myself last august, but a change of plans happened, and I would still like to go ... one day. It seems like a place well worth visiting!

Vesuviusmama said...

Thanks for sharing. I just love virtually visiting all the quilt shops I can't make it to in person.

Stina said...

You didn´t!!! :o))
Oh my gosh two of my absolute favourite designers...in one place and together...oh WENDY... what a dream.... I certainly wish that it would have been me that was there!!! SIGH!!!!!! Lucky you!! :o)
And the quilt is just ...wonderful!!! :o)
And at the Buggy Barn too.. oh.. Im green of envy!!!
;o)

sewkalico said...

Wow! It looks like a stunning place!

Guðrún said...

This shop is amazing.

Jeanette said...

Thanks so much for the great pictures! I'd love to go to Buggy Barn some day. And, lucky you to go to such a fun class!!

Christine said...

But, but, but, you forgot ME! I wanna go!

Shirleymac said...

What a shop! So why didn't you invite the rest of us? I'd say I want to do the BOM in our stitchery group but you've already done it.

What a great shop.

Carrie P. said...

What a fun place to shop. And the quilt is adorable. Love that new BOM too.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Ohh lucky girl, Love the show and classes are always great ones.

Enjoy your time, maybe I will get to go next year again. I love the Barn Chicks!! And Maggie!!!

Candace said...

Someday I really want to take a class there, Wendy! You should come, too, then you and hubby can come on down to the Squash House for a day or two!
Cheers!

Lynn said...

I want to go there. Don't you love a quilt shop that you are inspired from the moment you walk through the door?

Ginger Patches said...

Oh how fun!!!! Buggy Barn is one of those shops I am determined to visit someday...thanks for the pictures!!

Lynn said...

And only a quilter would know it was there!!! You would NEVER know it was even there as you drove by!!

Judy S. said...

I love that town! Not only is there the Buggy Barn, but there are also some nice yarn shops. That must be quite a jaunt for you; it is for us, and we don't have the deal with a border crossing. I think we need to go to Spokane....before it snows!

Libby said...

What a wonderful time. Isn't Cheri a fun teacher? Thank you for sharing all the great shop photos - I really hope to visit in person someday *s*

Screen Door said...

Thanks for sharing--- one of these days--- I'm going to get there....

Lori said...

The Buggy Barn looks wonderful with all my favorites!!! Lucky you!! And fun classes to top it off!

Judy said...

Okay so is Cheri in the middle of the picture or sitting and signing? I am green with envy, I love that shop and would love to go once when the quilt show is happening! LOVE the quilt you guys made, Just wonderful!

Kaaren said...

No one else but a quilter would drive all day just to get to a quilt shop, then take a class. It certainly look like it was worth the trip, Wendy.

Can't wait to see your finished quilt.

quiltmom said...

I love the Buggy Barn patterns and I bet it would be a fabulous place to visit. Thanks for sharing your trip and quiltmaking adventures.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Christine said...

Wow!!! I love the Buggary Barn, thank you for taking me there again!!! Your class must have been fabulous, it's something I hope to do when I retire!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!
Christine from Mt Vernon, Wa

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Wendy, loved the journey of the Buggy Barn, thank you...Warm Regards Lyn

Teresa said...

I had gotten behind in blog reading and enjoyed looking through your last few posts. So many lovely things for inspiration today. Oh how I would love to go on a reatreat to the buggy barn.

Shakerwood Primitives said...

How envious I am. I am a HUGE Cheri fan as you know. I met Barri years ago at Market in Houston and didn't know until a few years later that they were sisters. I had never seen or met Cheri before so it is kind of nice to put a face with the name. It looks like you had a great time. It looks like Teresa (the last comment) and I will have to make the road trip of a lifetime to see Sisters, OR and Buggy Barn!

Carmen said...

Well - I was in your class! I don't know if you remember or not - I am from Canada and I had to leave a little bit early. What a nice surprise to see pictures from such a fun day. I just love your blog and if only I had put 2 and 2 together I could have said hello. I hope you enjoy finishing your stitching!

Carmen

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm so jealous. What a fun time. I've still gotta get to that shop. Someday!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, looks like so much fun! I love that new bareroots pattern too!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh Wendy that place is just so cool. So much eye candy to take in, makes my head spin, lol. What a fun class you took. Are those gals really sisters? Love both of their pattern designs. Thanks for the tour

Hugs- Karen

kcenya1950 said...

Oh, I am so envious that you got to go to Buggy Barn. Thank you so much for sharing. I am sure you had a great time and that it was worth the trip. What a great hubby you have!

Kathie said...

a dream of mine too to visit this quilt shop
just love the photos from inside the shop and well all these quilts I guess I should sleep less and sew more!
Kathie