Everything old seems fresh and new at a carefully arranged quilt shop in Temecula, California, where owners Tim and Sheryl Johnson reign in Civil War and reproduction quilts.
Temecula Quilt Co. boasts hominess in a town – Temecula, California – that once was known for its easygoing agriculture environment. Now the community is a winery destination, and Tim and Sheryl Johnson offer quilt shoppers a neat-as-a-pin store. A House block pillow on a small chair is a preview to the shop’s inviting interior.
From left: Cynthia Jacobson, Nicolette Domanski, Linda Sawrey, Sheryl Johnson (co-owner), and Tim Johnson (co-owner).
Step through the door and you will find timeless touches reminiscent of the 1860s. Tim Johnson, a retired airline pilot, constructed Shaker-style cabinets and plank floor.
Reproduction prints mixed with smaller patterns make the piecing shine in every block.
A stipple quilting design meanders across Back to School.
A palette of bold colors conjures up images of a bright summer day full of blooming flowers and singing birds. The Bluebird Dishes collection by Lily Mae for Fine Lines Fabrics is a striking contrast to the darker fabrics used in the original Back to School quilt.
“I opened the shop as a way to share my love of quilting and the need to express my creativity,” Sheryl says. “I enjoy a lot of different forms of creativity—displays, packaging, designing, and, of course, quilting.”
A montage of various quilting techniques, Sheryl Johnson’s Quilt Study, hangs in the store. Sheryl enjoys sharing her quilting knowledge with her customers.
Sheryl and Linda Sawrey offer classes for all age groups. Grandma’s Gathering is a class for sewing for baby quilts. Appliqué Block of the Month results in 7-inch blocks that are pieced together, then framed. Prairie Girls teaches budding needleworkers ages 8 through 12 the skills of their great-grandmothers: hand embroidery, apron-making, and simple quilting.
A popular pattern at the shop is Netty’s Sampler pincushion. Sheryl collected vintage quilt patterns into a palm-size booklet for the 10th annual Southern California Shop Hop. The booklet features small quilts in traditional patterns.
For more information about Temecula Quilt Co., visit www.temeculaquiltco.com .