The Wild Rose Quilt Shop & Retreat in Orting, Washington, makes quilting fun and educational.
A new building constructed to look like an old-time Western-style saloon houses The Wild Rose Quilt Shop & Retreat in Orting, Washington. The owners, husband-and-wife team Robbie Burns and John Rendell, are former law enforcement officers who infuse fun into everything they do.
From left: Sharon Farr, Holly Wilson, Heather Spence, Robbie Burns (co-owner), John Rendell (co-owner), Andria Peterson, and Lisa Isaacs; not pictured: Karen White.
The Wild Rose Quilt Shop & Retreat offers a wide selection of fabrics that includes an extensive collection of reproduction prints.
The second floor of The Wild Rose Quilt Shop & Retreat hosts a 2,200-square-foot retreat space complete with a studio, five bedrooms, and cooking facilities.
Sharon Farr, Lisa Isaacs, and Joann James designed Beautiful Dreamer for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2011 magazine.
In the center star of Beautiful Dreamer Krista Moser machine-quilted a feather design in each star point and narrow parallel lines in the tan triangles. She highlighted the checkerboard units with a swirl design and in the small star blocks she showcased a loop design in each star point and parallel lines in the tan triangles to match the center star. She accented the remaining elements of the quilt top with feather designs.
Play up the checkerboard units of Beautiful Dreamer with black and red. Quilt tester Laura Boehnke re-created the center portion of the original for a 48-1/2"-square quilt. Light backgrounds let the star blocks pop while giving the eye a place to rest. Fabrics are from the Night and Day 3 collection and Patrick Lose's Mixmasters-Dot to Dot and Mixmasters-Scribbles collections, all from Robert Kaufman Fabrics .
When you're visiting The Wild Rose Quilt Shop & Retreat, take the time to check out these other local attractions.
Bill's Fishin' Hole , 17612 ?219th Ave. E, Orting, WA 98360; 360/893-7786. Year-round rainbow trout fishing.
First Love Antiques & Collectibles, 120 Corrin Ave. NW, Orting, WA 98360; 360/893-2806.
Foothills Trail , A 15-mile paved walking and biking trail.
Orting Bakery, 212 Washington Ave. S, Orting, WA 98360; 360/893-2288.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium , 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407; 253/591-5337. Bonus views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier.
Scholz Farm , 12920 State Rte. 162 E, Orting, WA 98360; 253/848-7604. Produce stand, corn maze, and more.
Contact The Wild Rose Quilt Shop & Retreat  to purchase a copy of the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. Issues are also available at your local quilt shop, on newsstands, and online .