I hope many of you are still with me on my Southern California journey. In THIS post, I asked if you knew who the man in the photo was..
Chapter 2 coming soon....the Hoffman California Fabrics Warehouse ....prepare yourself. If you take heart medication....be sure to have it near while you are reading the next post..
Rube Hoffman, Founder of Hoffman California Fabrics
Had I not been there I would not have know either...so don't feel bad if you didn't know either. Most all of us know about Hoffman Fabrics and that is really why I went to see all the fabrics :) I owe the honor of this trip to SewCalGal as she arranged for us to meet with Michelle Flores there at Hoffman. .
I remember when I first became aware of Hoffman Fabrics. It was at Needles Quilt Shop in Wellsboro, PA. They carry Hoffman Batiks....I drooled over their selection every time I went in...and still do :)
Someone pinch me....I'm standing in the lobby of Hoffman California Fabrics. The first thing that grabbed my eye...honestly....was not this amazing shark and surf board....it was this:
This Needlebox from Needleboxes Etc. was sitting on the counter just inside the door. I've met the Gals from Needleboxes Etc at Quilt Market and I just love their Needleboxes. One made with Hoffman Batiks...now you know why I didn't notice the shark first!
Right next to the Needlebox were all these Bali Pops. My heart almost stopped....right there in the lobby. I tried so hard to compose myself and behave like a respectable human....it took everything I had but I think I pulled it off.
Michelle gave us a tour of the front offices and these are some of the quilts they have displayed.
This one really grabbed me....I took some close ups and they are below....fun aren't they?
What fun....and this little dog cracked me up. He looks like a beach dog ready to play in the sand.
The collages below are not scrapbook pages made from paper...they are done in fabric. I really thought they were neat and they also hang in the lobby area at Hoffman Fabrics.
If you would like to read more about Rube and his sons, Walter and Phillip you can click here, here, and here. I had a great time reading the aforementioned articles about the Hoffman Family.
More beautiful quilts....not that my photography was all that beautiful...sorry...I brought my "real" camera and left the battery an hour away.