Sunday, February 5, 2012

More Florida Adventures

Last week I told you of some great quilt shops in Florida.  Well there's more!
This was my first visit to the Fabric Warehouse of Lakeland.  I was amazed by all the fabric and the friendliness of all the employees of the store.  The store owner was really nice to let me take pictures of her fabric.

They also had a very large classroom with a quilting class in session.  I was given permission to take pictures of the class, but I didn't want to disturb the class or the teacher.  This store was really impressive and I would come back to visit again.  The 4H sticker on the front door also caught my eye.  It's great when people encourage the next generation to sew through being a 4H sponsor.   Thank you to all the ladies at Fabric Warehouse for a nice visit!

 Another favorite quilt shop in Lakeland is Patchwork Pig.  They have a large, large selection of fabric in a beautiful building.  I love the hardwood floors, displays, and beautiful ceilings.  If you own a Bernina, you will recognize the hum of Bernina sewing machines sewing up some beautiful quilts in the back classroom.

 Now last and certainly not least, Rainbows End quilt shop of Dunedin.  It's well worth the trip to see all the fabric and lots of notions and you can shop online at their website.

Some of you may ask which one is my favorite--well all of them!  They are all small business people with all wonderful personalities that are trying to make a living in economic hard times.  I'm happy to give them all my business as well as my quilt shops in my home state.  Thank you ladies (and a few gentlemen) for making our quilt shop hop a success!  

We didn't spend all our time in fabric shops.  We also went to the flea market and just enjoyed each others company. 

 Thanks Mom and Dad for having me--I had a great time!

Flying home the clouds looked like quilt batting--or am I just quilt crazy!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


Gra said...

I always dream of visiting quilt shops since we do not have any here in Argentina. I visited a very tiny one during my summer vacations last year in Brazil and thought I was in heaven!!!! LOL!!!
We are talking of going to the States probably next year to take the kids to Diney, and I will probably stop also in the Tampa area to visit friends. Before I go I will do some research on quilt shops in the area!!!

Carol said...

Kay, I'm glad you enjoyed visiting the different quilt shops in the area surrounding your parents' home. They look great! (both your parents and the shops! lol)

Glad you are now home and can resume your life. lol

Carol (NJ)

Quilting By Jeannie said...

Sew??? what did you buy in all those lovely shops

Sandra said...

Looks like you had a lot of nice options for fabric shopping. Glad to hear you had a nice visit with your folks:)