1. Quilt Shop in Maine

    My niece was getting married in Maine last week, so my siblings and I rented a large house and spent the whole week in Castine, Maine. It was such a beautiful area and there was a lot to see and do. However, as a quilter, I guess I have to admit that it is impossible for me to spend a whole week without a fix. I need to be working on t-shirt quilts, memory quilts or other customer quilts and somet…Read More

  2. An Unusual Place for a Quilt Shop

    Every year, we visit my sister and brother-in-law in Pensacola, Florida. People are always surprised that we don't go to the beach while we are there. We spent a lot of hours on the beach when our kids were growing up, but now there's somewhere else that I can't miss every time I make the trip, and that's A and E Pharmacy. That sounds really weird until I tell you that they have a quilt/fabric sho…Read More

  3. More Massachusetts Quilt Shops

    Another quilt shop that is definitely worth seeing is The Meeting House in Wales, Massachusetts. It is also in an old church and the fabric selection is huge. The shop had the largest selection of traditional quilting fabric that I have ever seen in a quilt shop and they were having an anniversary sale of 30% off.  So it gave me the opportunity to collect all of the fabrics I had been "needing" f…Read More

  4. Quilt Shop Hopping in Massachusetts

    As mentioned in my previous blog, my quilt bee made a trip to Massachusetts to spend a few days with our bee member who had moved there about ten years ago. Our hostess Terri and her wonderfully welcoming husband live on a private lake and we enjoyed the beautiful view all week and got to take a boat ride on the lake one evening. But we spent our days shop hopping. Massachusetts is a beautiful sta…Read More

  5. Stitchin’ Heaven Quilt Shop

    When we went to visit my niece in Longview, Texas, on Easter weekend, I finally had an opportunity to visit Stitchin' Heaven, which is a well-known quilt shop in Mineola, Texas. They had a very fun booth at the Houston International Quilt Festival this past year and I've been wanting to visit the shop long before that. Unfortunately, my time was limited since I was supposed to be celebrating Easte…Read More

  6. Las Colchas Quilt Shop

    I think my favorite quilt shop in San Antonio is Las Colchas, not only for its atmosphere, but also for the friendliness of the staff and the wide selection of fabrics. The shop is located near downtown San Antonio, so it's not a far drive if you're staying at the Riverwalk. It is in a 1920's Sears-Roebuck Kit house. Who knew there was such a thing? And there's not a better place to have a quilt s…Read More

  7. Mesquite Bean Fabrics

    Another quilt shop that my friend Linda and I visited in San Antonio was Mesquite Bean Fabrics. Funny name for a quilt shop, huh? As they explained to us, it is because of the many mesquite trees in the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas. And the tree produces beans. I'm not sure what that has to do with quilts, but it is a different name and therefore it's memorable. The shop opened about a…Read More