What an awesome day yesterday! It was mostly a free day, up until my lecture time last night ---We enjoyed a delightful lunch out at Emerson Pottery and Tea Room ----and a side trip into Oswego where I could take some time to indulge in some Scrap Therapy at Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe!
I’m sure my mouth was gaping open when I walked in the front door. We just don’t have shops like this where I live ---if you love reproduction quilts and wool applique – this is the shop for you!
Of course.after meeting the staff, I was personally escorted to the scrap bin where I could fill a baggie for $6.00. LOL!
I guess my reputation precedes me!
This is my baggie ---with room to spare – next to the sign on the wall:
This is all that was left in the bin by the time I was done:
LOL!! Maybe next time the sign will say “Fill a bag—$6.00, unless you are Bonnie Hunter, in which case the price is $12.00!” But I am so happy with my little pieces!
If you get the Quilt Sampler magazine, you might recognize this quilt:
The shop is featured IN the magazine!
I know my quick photos don’t do the shop justice, but every where you turn are warm and inviting nooks and displays, and samples of so many beautiful quilts, you are bound to leave inspired ---- I guarantee it!
Do you see why my mouth was just gaping?! Don’t you want to touch and feel and see up close?
Cute little patterns and woolie supplies!
Oooooo…the colors are so rich and you should just FEEL these! So far I’ve resisted wool – I'd have to start a whole new stash! But you know, if tempted long enough, I’m sure I’d cave! LOL! Oh, I’m seriously considering it – wheels are a-turnin’!!
I loved the perspective of this archway ---quilts on the wall in front, quilts on the wall in the next room beckoning you to come closer! Sorry for the blur – I was having heart palpitations at this time! :c)
Squealing at the mini displays! I want a little ladder like that! The patterns and the fabrics are right there together so it is easy to find what you want.
Beautiful batiks too!
More inspiration around every corner!
Are you inspired yet?
The other side of the shop has a great display of modern fabrics --
And a whole wall of 1930s repros – along with a wall chock full of patterns to keep you busy for a long long time!
I really loved my visit to Oswego and Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe! I can’t wait to come back!