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This time, I was talking to Lisa, who works there, about Beth going to quilt market for the first time, and the owner of BQ, Gery, is going to be there too, so we were chatting all about it, and then when I went to pay for my three little fq's, Gery handed me an envelope with my name on it.. ?? First and last. They don't know my last name there. And how do they even know I was coming in? I live two hours away. It was all very surreal.. I opened it up and it was a gift cert. from BETH, who had known I was on my way to the inlaws, and called ahead and got me a gifty for helping her with market. BEST. SURPRISE. EVER.
Then Lisa admitted to me that she had literally just been talking to Beth on the phone before I came in.. so SNEAKY. Here is Lisa from BQ with her BOM that she's teaching. She is soo nice!
This is Gery, helping lots of customers.. I will be looking for her in Portland..
I say this all the time, but really, if you're ever in Sonoma, you have to stop at BQ!! You will feel like the mother ship has called you home.
See that quilt in the above photo.. the one on the back wall there? I got that pattern, along with a Comma jelly roll.. thank you, thank you, Beth!! I'll be making it, sometime this summer. Some other things to take care of first. It's called Finnelopy by Valori Wells.
My hub doesn't even mind loitering in BQ. That's how cool it is.
There was also a little quilt show down the street that we stopped in to see. Buster would appreciate this one. So cute!
Lisa from BQ made this one. Yummy dresdens. I love it!
This one was from the late 1800's. I love it! It was my favorite.. because of the history.. the little squares were about one inch. So cool!
We also went to the Sonoma Wine Country Sheepdog Trial or something like that.. where people compete with their border collies herding sheep. My FIL is really interested in that sort of thing. It was gorgeous out there. People come from all over to compete. I think the judge was from Ireland this year. And I got to play with the zoom on my camera.
It was a beautiful day with beautiful scenery.. we didn't stay too long. We did stay long enough for the raffle, though, in which we won a toy for Buster. :)
The dogs actually have to heard the little group of sheep through various gates, etc. And the handler guides the dog with a whistle, or voice commands. Smart dogs.
I'm sorry to hear about your allergies, I do know the feeling! Your health improving would be worth the cutting down of the beautiful blooms, though.
The BQ shop is inspiring, your photos sure put us there. I would like to visit there, along with the sheep herding dogs place, we are doggy lovers, too ~