Hubby and I were out and about a couple weeks ago and I begged to have five minutes at LouAnn’s Quilt Garden and Retreat in Oelwein, Iowa while he was pumping gas….
Well, five minutes turned into about 45 minutes which isn’t surprising knowing me and knowing LouAnn. Fist let me say LouAnn is the sweetest. She nice and genuine. She has the perfect personality to be a shop owner!!
This is shop and just to the left of the shop is the retreat center. That room is all set up to host quilting retreats along with accommodations upstairs. I am going to schedule a day with LouAnn coming up and take picture of the retreat center as I am sure many of you would love to see it…honestly it’s GREAT!
LouAnn has lots of samples in her shops and I am a sample lover…I shot lots of picture and I am going to show them in two posts as you all who have dial up will be ready to strangle me.
She has a Facebook page but not a website yet.
LouAnn does a great job with displays…
Being Hubby was with I had to take time to show him how LouAnn hangs many of her quilts. I would love this along the inside of our west garage wall…..you can imagine what he said, “Quilts on the garage wall?!?!?!?’
There is a nice selection of batiks. Oh, I still want to make a quilt from batiks.
I often get bags of crumbs from people and every time I do I carefully pull out the batiks and put them in a pile…one day I am going to have enough to make a quilt! I have vowed not to start purchasing them as then I’d have to find a whole other spot to house them!!