Everytime I see a "Quilt Sampler" magazine, I immediately check out the table of contents in hopes of finding a quilt shop with wool closer than my current 3 hours away.
This issue I hit the jackpot! A quilt shop 45 minutes away that carries a selection of wool!
As you can imagine, at the first opportunity, I went for a road trip to:
Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
The outside was so cozy and welcoming that I couldn't wait to peek inside.
Yep! Wool and wool applique patterns :)
They even had a basket filled with antique quilt blocks for sale!
Owned by mother and daughter team, Carrie and Katie, everyone was so friendly and helpful.
Lots of eye candy around each corner.
You can read more and see more pictures from the magazine article here.
And here are the treasures that came home with me - wool, of course, some yummy flannels, a book, a wool pincushion kit and a few of those antique quilt squares.
Then a few short hours later it was on to our once a month stitch club.
Jan, our resident finisher extraordinairre brought her latest finish:
Wow! Isn't it beautiful?!
And she had a few deliveries to make to other club members, as she finishes for others as well:
We were all amazed by her unique finish of these two needle punch projects that she combined for this wonderful hanger.
And this sweet pumpkin stand-up.
Don't you think that she should start a web business?
We keep telling her that she should, but that our projects should always take priority ;)
"Fox River Grove"--what an awesome place name!!
Oh! Wool! And Quilting!! How I envy you!
Your purchases are also just wonderful.
I've been putting some finishes for a while now for want of wool (in my mind). I have a very bad practice of doing so, and have myriad excuses for the others which are also "on hold". ;P
I wish I could see more of the candlemat(?) pattern hanging on the black cupboard in the 4th photo. :) Maybe I'll check out their website!
Your guild friend's work is beautiful. I like your idea of having her expand but keep your group first, lol!
Wow, what an awesome shop! Just up my ally. To bad I live so darned far away. I love to go on quilt shop road trips....
the shop looks wonderful!
those finishes, just Wow!
You should check out CALICO MOON in LEBANON IL, they have the largest selection of wool in the Metro
East. Check out Shopcalicomoon.com
Yes, your friend Jan sure does beautiful work! I have two quilt shops here, one big, one small, neither carry velvet or wool! Finding a great local shop is such a treat.
This would be a weekly trip for me..... Just day dreaming over the photos. Thanks for sharing.
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