Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Broadway Quilts -- Sonoma CA

Our plan for yesterday was to spend the whole day in the Sonoma area, first visiting the quilt shop and then tasting in Sonoma county wineries. Didn't quite work out that way, but.....we did go to Broadway Quilts first!

The scale of this store redefines "BIG"! The building that houses the shop was once a mechanics garage used for car repairs, so the ceilings are high and the rooms are very large. The area above, just to the right of the entrance, is what I am calling the "baby room". Lots of baby quilts and fabrics are displayed in this space.

Broadway Quilts appeals to garment makers as well with notions and buttons.....

....trims and zippers for clothing construction needs.

I thought the tea cups panel and coordinates were adorable -- I've seem similar ones pieced into quilts, but these would also be cute appliqued on tea towels, place mats and/or maybe an apron?

This shot toward the back left corner of the store gives you an idea of how big it is and how much fabric and goodies are here....
Owner Geri Rosemurgy, ready to cut fabric....

I really liked this star quilt and meant to ask Gery about the pattern for it; I'll have to call her...or maybe that's just an excuse to go back and visit this great store again?

This little art quilt showed off the whole idea of Sonoma at its best!

Here's the classroom, waiting for students to arrive....

...and a work in progress -- love the applique over the pieced background.

Chatted with Kathy Martin for a bit; she has her own room here and was busy working her longarm magic on a customer's quilt.

What I bought: I fell in love with a pink, brown and white baby quilt in the window. There wasn't a kit, but Gery's cutting the fabric and mailing it to me along with the pattern. I also bought a couple of yards of a fuschia batik with small gold spirals. Just what I needed -- more PINK fabric!

If you are up here wine tasting or just enjoying the beautiful countryside and great weather, this shop is definitely worth a visit. Broadway Quilts is located at 20525 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (phone: 707-938-7312). To go to the website, click here.


  1. I agree with you about the shop. It is terrific!! I live between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol and still try to come here every Tues to sew. Gery always gives help when needed. Great place. Marcia

  2. This is a fun place to buy fabric, take classes, and let your
    creative juices flow! Geri is a knowledgable resource if you
    need some questions answered or just want a little encouragement.
    Carol (from Fairfield)

  3. I currently live in LA but visited in Jan. Great people,great shop. Geri even allowed me to use the fax.Can't wait to move back to CA to frequent the shop.

  4. I LOVE the star quilt! People are so talented!

  5. Gery couldn't be more helpful, and she has such a great eye for selecting fabric for the shop. You almost cannot leave the store without some new idea and fabric to make it reality.


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