Down sleepy country roads in East Bernstadt, Kentucky –not far from London, Kentucky ---lies a little hidden gem of a quilt shop!
This lovely old home once belonged to Paula’s grandfather and has been in the family for generations. The outside is quaint and cheery, and inside…oh my! It’s a fabric bonanza!
Paula started her foray into quilt shop ownership in a round about way. She now lives across the street from Grandfather’s old house – and had intended to have her long arm machine here.
This eventually lead to Paula carrying things like backing fabrics and battings for customer’s quilts…which lead to carrying OTHER fabrics for borders and bindings and sashings and ---before you knew it, it became a whole full fledged quilt shop!
The house has been added on to, and a large open and airy classroom is now part of the business.
1930s fabrics beckon!
Bight and happy!
One corner of red and blue Civil War Repros bring to mind an earlier time.
More civil war fabrics flanking the original fire place –an old farm table is used as a cutting table.
Chocolate browns and shirting fabrics!
I need to say also that Paula’s prices are fabulous. Fabric on the bolt is $6.00 a yard. I’m good with that!
Another fireplace becomes a focal point in a room where notions and thread are showcased!
And I love the many drawers in this old cabinet where notions gather!
An old buffet, one that Paula grew up with, stands in one corner.
Juveniles and black and white along side modern polka dots!
All $6.00 per yard!
Wide backing fabrics, just right for that quilt that needs a back!
Class room space, with room for MANY!
There are many different groups that come and use Paula’s classroom space. She is a Project Linus drop off center and a Project Linus group meets here often. They have a stash that they can pull from:
Fabrics on the back tall shelf are for Project Linus….
However, the table in front holds SALE fabrics at $3.00 per yard!
I got busy choosing some backings for my own future quilts!
Debbie took our photo while Paula and I were having quite the comical time!
THESE four pieces are coming home as future backings….awesome!
Paula’s is only open on Tuesdays and Fridays and some Saturdays.
Call for directions and further information.
And even though it was frigid cold, I had to run and get this photo of the quilt blocks on Paula’s barns across the street!
In the process, I woke these guys who were keeping warm in a pile of hay:
Sorry to disturb you!
They mooed back at me…..”Y’all come back now, ya hear??!
I’m in a hurry and a scurry to get this posted and get out of the hotel and head over for a Love Shack workshop today – with 50 women! OH MY GOODNESS! It’s going to keep us warm and happy inside while the weather is dreadfully nasty outside!
Have a great Thursday, everyone!