Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sights Around Olympia

Bayside Quilting, Olympia's Finest Fabric Establishment!

Bayside Quilting is located at 225 State Ave in Olympia, Washington.  They are across the street from the Olympia Transit Center down town.

It is a world class quilt store.  They were recognized as one of the top shops in America by Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler Magazine.

The store logo is "Rosie the Quilter" fashioned after 'Rosie the Riveter' and she wields a rotary cutter!

"Bayside Quilting carries supplies and equipment for the home machine quilter.  In addition to machine quilting notions, stencils and quilting designs, Bayside Quilting offers quilting machines and home machine quilting frames and much more!"  They have a great web site as well. Check them out here.

There is an ever changing display of quilts hanging all over the store showing off the latest fabrics and designs!

There is an amazing collection of Batiks and quilter's quality designer fabrics.

They have a huge classroom as well as a longarm machine that is available to rent!  (There is a required class, see details here.)

Currently they are displaying three quilts/projects created for a challenge they put out in April.

The Royal Stonehenge Challenge
This challenge began on the Friday of the Royal wedding.  And what could be more British than Stonehenge???  We challenge you to use a minimum of one Stonehenge panel and add any fabric you'd like to create your entry into the Royal Challenge.  Stonehenge panels are 50% off -while quantities last.  Use as many as you want. but you must use one.

The fun thing is each of the three entries use a different colorway of the designer fabric from Northcott.

There will be a viewers choice prize awarded to the entry that earns the most votes.  Check out the display and cast your vote.  One of the entries is by OlyEtsy team member PeggySue King, aka Cobaltquilter.

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