Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Finding color with Tie Dye Judy

Since I started my blog I've become "blogger friends" with people all over the world, and this week I got to meet one in person for a day of shop-hopping, lunch and show-and-tell. "Tie Dye Judy" came down from Flagstaff to meet me in Sedona. Her post about our visit is here:

We started at the Cocopah bead shop in the very picturesque Tlaquepaque shopping center. We both gravitated toward the same sun pendants (above) and each ended up buying one. Then we went to Cocopah's sister shop across the street, which also sells vintage quilts and other fiber art. There, I bought two more pendants -- the rabbit because of you-know-who and the red rock jasper one because it reminds me of the desert scenery.

Here's Judy with a quilt she made using some of her tie-dyed fabric. Below is one of the coiled bowls that she learned how to make from one of my blog posts. It was really fun to see what she's been doing with the technique. This one blends in perfectly with the Sedona rocks.

Weaving outside a store.

Last stop (after a delicious lunch of chilaquiles) was Quilter's Store Sedona, where I bought the jelly roll strips for the quilt I showed you in my last post. The shop is full of bright, sunny colors, friendly clerks, and vivid Southwest-inspired quilts like these:

Thanks for a fun day, Judy!

Have a colorful day


tiedyejudy said...

It was a great day, and I'm so glad I got to meet you in person, Sherrie! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Sedona, soaking up lots of sun and spending time out in the red rock country... it is so beautiful there! Great post of our adventures!

Vivian Helena said...

Wow, must check out those stores, next time in Sedona. Sunshine after the storm, beautiful..
Love the beads!

Lynda said...

I follow both of your blogs and it's fun to see you both together. Sounds like a great day!

Ladybug said...

What fun to finally meet someone in person whom you've "known" through blogging. AND - look at all that SUNSHINE! (We also have sun today & a clear view of the Olympics.) Love the SW quilts in the shop - I have a bit of SW art on a short wall by the stairs to our basement & have some rock art-style "goats" framed there.

Fun Pictures and what a beautiful area - continue to enjoy yourself & tote us all along a bit, too!