Dad went back to Asia and on the way to the airport, we made a quick stop to Sew Modern. I've heard a lot about this store as it is where the LA Modern Guild meets monthly.
The store is beautiful, clean and spacious inside and has a "minimalist" look so it is very easy to shop and not get too overwhelmed.
Here is the sitting area for shoppers to browse books, patterns or visit with other quilters.
I met Lauren, the owner, and she is so warm and lovely.
They were also having a great sale and I was able to purchase backing for one of my future quilts at 40% off! Yey! Now that I have the backing, I've got to get to work putting the quilt together. I would really like to take some classes here but it is quite a drive from where I live. I found a great article about Sew Modern here.
A few of the LA Modern Guild members and shoppers work in the entertainment industry so the store has a different (as in fun and creative) vibe!
I also wanted to share with you this beautiful Sashiko tote bag one of my friends (Carolyn Y.) received from her mother-in-law. The handwork is just gorgeous. Carolyn is a very lucky girl!