Saturday, January 22, 2011
More Florida Quilt Shops & Friday Night Sew-In Results
The next Florida quilt shop I would like to talk about is Quilter's Quarters located in Zephyrhills.
This small quilt shop has a nice warm hometown appeal. My mom and I've already have taken two classes in this quilt shop. This year we made a table runner together.
We had a fun time sewing together in their large class room. Every hometown needs a quilt shop like this with the friendly people that know you by your first name even though they've only met you a few times. The fabrics here are unique and beautiful. The walls in this quilt shop are full of samples that make you want to buy the pattern and rush home to make your own. So if you're driving through Zephyrhills make sure that you stop at Quilter's Quarters, you will not be disappointed.
Another quilt shop that is not too far from Zephyrhills is Quilts on Plum Lane in Dade City.
This friendly quilt shop has lots of patterns and books to look at. They also have a nice selection of fabric that mom and I had fun looking through. They also had some really beautiful samples hung on the wall. Also in Dade City there are several antique stores nearby that we walked through. Miss Teddy just wanted me to take her picture in her new dress!
Here is the last but not least of the quilt shops that we visited--Patchwork Pig at Lakeland.
They are located in a beautiful historic building with hardwood floors. I was so excited about my purchases that I had forgotten to take a storefront picture. Please check out their shop pictures. This shop is well blessed with plenty of square footage to display fabric and patterns. I love the antiques that they have nicely displayed. This shop gave me an idea on how to store my patterns, which I will be posting on soon.
The people at the Patchwork Pig were also friendly to visit with. I also was impressed with their classroom that had plenty of room for the students to work.
You're probably wondering which shop is my favorite. Well--I think they all have top ratings in my opinion. To me it doesn't matter how big or small a quilt shop is--each place has its unique personally that inspires me to quilt for others. I want to thank all you ladies for making our little shop hop such a wonderful memory.
Friday Night Sew-In was a very productive night. I sandwiched together a lap quilt that has been gathering dust in my closet. This is called a Wacky Quilt. Mom and I took this class together when the Quilt Bus was in town several years ago. Mom's has been finished for a long time and mine turned into a UFO. Now is the time for it to be finished.
Below is a baby blanket that I also sandwiched together. Now it's time to get these quilted!