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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cherry Berry Quilts Coming to Bakersfield

There is some good news for Bakersfield quilters. Cherry Berry Quilts in Calimesa, California is opening a second location in exactly the same place as Strawberry Patches used to be.

Besides all the staple quilting supplies, they will also be bringing Baby Lock sewing machines, Koala Sewing Furniture, Tailor-made Cabinets, Floriani Embroidery Products, and Long Arm Quilting Services. Sewing machine repair services will also be available from Ted Lloyd Sr. and Jr.

The owners, January and Shaffer, are busy ordering fabric for their new store and anticipate opening toward the end of July.

Their website, which features updates about the store opening in Bakersfield, can be found at:


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fabric Buffet--Online Quilt Shop Review

I want to give a shout out for Fabric Buffet, which is an online only shop based in Paoli, Indiana. I have been trading with them for many years now and have always been pleased. They meet my three requirements for a great vendor: Quality merchandise, fair prices, and fantastic service. Orders are generally filled and shipped within 24 hours.

Since I have lived both in the Far East and the Far West, my taste in fabric is definitely international. Fabric Buffet always has something to satisfy my needs.

"Good Vibrations" is a collection by Northcott. I was excited to get some of this before it was gone, particularly in the teal colorway. It will look great in one of my Asian botanicals.

The other item I got was a bundle of fat quarters from Moda's "Polka Dot and Paisley" collection. There is a sweet story about the inspiration behind the collection by Minick & Simpson: The collection is in honor of their Great Aunt Agnes, who was a ranch woman and loved her polka dot and paisley bandanas. She embroidered her initials in a corner of each one.

Being a lifetime horsewoman myself, this was too sentimental to resist.

When you get a chance, stop by and visit Fabric Buffet. 

The link is: http://www.fabricbuffet.com