I'd like to hear from any of you who have lived in and/or traveled around the northwestern part of Washington state and visited quilt shops. I need to know what shop(s) I absolutely need to visit while I'm there. Hubby and I will only have about two days in the area so I want to make my time count, because sadly, I doubt Hubby--as nice as he is--will want to spend the entire time in quilt shops.
I thought I'd download the Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop brochure--surely that would be the place to find a few good shops, right? Well, no doubt! But the problem is that the shop hop brochure has 52 quilt shops! Yikes! Even if Hubby DID want to spend all our time in quilt shops, I don't think we could cover 52 of them in the time we have.
So if you have any knowledge of the area, I'm looking for shops that have a good selection of fabrics. I love going to shops that carry a lot of wool and homespun fabrics and primitive patterns because we don't have much of that here. Also, I'd like to find a couple shops that are open on Sundays, because we'll be in the area on a Saturday afternoon and Sunday. For the most part, we'll be in the Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia area. What do you suggest?