Program 55 – The California Road Trip Show

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Our Uncle Joe’s funeral took my sister, Judie, and me to Redding, CA.

Here is the picture of “the little Williamson girls” (not so little anymore), as we were always being photographed.
from l-r: Kim, Peggy, (kneeling) Sharon, Gail, me, Norma and Judie.

Never to miss an opportunity to find a great quilt shop, there was one exactly one block away from our hotel! Sew Simple is one of THE best quilt shops I have had the privilege to visit.

Doesn’t this look like a great place to shop?

Visit Sew Simple’s website at

Further south, here are the highlights of our trip to Disneyland:

How would you like to be in this every day? Bumper-to-bumper at 2:00 p.m. Actually, it doesn’t matter what time of day it is, it always looks like a parking lot.

Happy campers

Quilts around Disneyland:

At Splash Mountain

at the Women’s shop in Frontierland

at Toon Town, on the interminable queue for “Gadget’s Go-coaster”

Other inspirations for Quilts:

Leaf tile in the concrete at the Winnie the Pooh ride

Tile pattern in the Women’s restroom in Frontierland — cool, huh?

One of the speaker towers by “It’s a Small World” — see the nine patch?

Another one — inspiration everywhere you look!

Pretty applique

Then some fun shots:

Ryan, playing Pharaoh

Space-ranger Guy, ready for launch… I mean, lunch.

Kirsten, cooling her heels. The restaurant looks as packed as HWY 5, doesn’t it?

Who is that boy behind the Foster-Grants?

Let’s eat! Watson’s yummy chicken salad sandwich and curly fries. Mmmm good!

Watson’s Drug and Soda Fountain, a real Movie Star.

Recommendations for Good Eats:

Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant and Take Out — Yummy chicken. They also have boysenberry punch.

Islands Gourmet Burgers

The Orange County Institution, if you’re visiting for the first time, you have to visit In-and -Out Burger at least once. If you’re lucky, you have one where you live. Nothing like it, anywhere.

Close encounters of the Quilting Kind… opportunities to shop in Orange County:

Cozy Cottage Fabrics in BreaThere is an Islands Burger very close to Cozy Cottage. Shop, then eat!

Leah’s Fabric Gallery They don’t have their own website, but the link will get you location information.

The Tall Mouse One of my favorite stores — feeds all of my crafty needs. They are a craft store with a marvelous quilting department. Similar to Michael’s or JoAnn’s in what they offer, but that’s where the similarity stops. They have first quality fabrics, not the leftovers.

M&L FabricsWarehouse-style shopping with flat-fold bargains galore.


Thanks to Carol Brawn for reminding me that I needed to put the link up for WRBQ Quilter’s Guide and Directory. Here you go!

Thanks for tuning in! More roadtrip to come!

2 thoughts on “Program 55 – The California Road Trip Show”

  1. Hi Annie!

    Welcome home! We missed you. :o)

    Do you have a link to the WRBQ regional guidebook? I can only find one tattered Midwest copy online.

    Also, have you ever thought of having a Frappr map?
    Free, too! I’d love to see where everyone is from.

    Still making progress on my sewing room — er, quilt studio. Hope you’re doing the same.


  2. Hi,
    Just wanted to say thanks for the great podcasts. I live in Bangkok, Thailand. My husband found your site last fall. I listened to all the podcasts while I was in Honolulu on an extended visit last January–it helped prevent quilter’s withdrawal since I was missing my weekly Tuesday meetings. Now for my quibble, I can’t find podcast 55. I’ve clicked on both links & get 53 & 54. Where is 55? Thanks again for making these great podcasts.

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