As our trip comes to a close soon we asked each other what our favorite part was.....what would we go back to??? I have no idea. Everyone has been so nice, I've spent way too much money, didn't NEED more fabric, and probably gained 5 pounds! But it was so worth every day. Due to my health issues we almost cancelled this trip but talking with and meeting so many positive people and resting when I needed it. This was the best thing we could have done. That being said we started our day visiting The Quilt Works in Albuquerque in the Foothills shopping center. They have been in business since 1984. They have great fabric, patterns, notions, and classes. They also give private lessons to youth. They have quilting services and super large classrooms. They do Quilts of Valor, project Linus, and Duke City Appliqué society meet here! Oh and they are Judy Niemeyer certified. Great place and friendly people. Shop #2 was Stitchology. They sell fabric, (linen, clothing fabric, and knits) patterns and have classes. One class they have is a Cowboy Hat making class taught by Tom Hirt! They also have kids classes... and have been in business since 2011. Oh and they have an online store. The 3rd store we stopped at was Quilts Ole' in Corrales. The new store is in Bernalillo. They provide a variety of classes, have an online store, do Christmas in July with kits. They carry a lot of southwest fabric.(my personal favorite right now) They provide Long Arm services. The last store of the day was brand new location called Southwest Decorative in Bernalillo. They actually have been in business for 20 years. I died and went to heaven. After I took photos, made a purchase, and left my brochures, I hopped in the van and had to go back in to get more stuff. Everything was southwest, from the famous Albuquerque hot air balloons to cowboys. I could have stayed there for hours but we had reservations for the Sandia Peak tramway. We were going to have dinner up there but the resturant is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. You must purchase your tickets in advance.
Tomorrow, I will visit one more store on the way home to Tucson. Give a guess what the last store will be.