Quilt Shop Tour: The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe

I ventured south last Saturday.  I met our daughter Kayla in Manchester and when in Manchester, going to The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe is a must.

I was looking for a gray fabric….Kayla intended to only browse…but temptation got her.

Actually temptation got us both.

The owner was in and she was cutting some fabric for us.  She talked both Kayla and I into new ruler for rotary cutting.  Typically I can resist a ruler or gadget but not this time.  I’ll write a blog post soon and tell you more about them.
I really didn’t intend on taking more pictures and doing another quilt shop tour but the store had changed quite a bit since the last time I was there….the spring things were so tempting. I almost bought this little mini.  It was small and I loved the idea of it….those tiny little flying geese…LOVE!
I’ll tell you…seeing the fun bright projects was giving me the itch for spring to come.
The back tables were full of clearance projects.  This was one clearance section….
I always love stars….

It you have a St. Patrick’s project in mind…they have some good fabrics.Kansas Troubles fabrics?  They have them. Planning ahead?  There were some great fall-sih projects. I really liked this flag table runner. Kayla got caught up in the 30’s prints.  Here she is…I liked this busy bib.  They had several kitted up in cute colors. The shop is known for their good selection of baby fabrics. Isn’t this the cutest idea for a quick baby quilt….perfect idea for a panel!
These diagonal flying geese were cute. The scalloped border on this…AWESOME!! I liked this pattern idea.  It reminded me of a pattern from Quilted Twins that I just printed.Here’s a great solids pattern. This batik quilt was awesome.

The quilting was great!!  I took a picture so you could see!  WOW!!From the complicated to the simple…LOVE these rich colors. There was LOTS of fabrics…so many there to choose from!!  I didn’t take nearly enough pictures of fabric.  Trust me…there was LOTS!
I can never say enough nice things about The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe.  They have variety in types and difficulty in projects…The owner is really nice too!

As always if there is something you see in the photos that you like, I am unable to answer your questions.  Send any questions of inquiries on to the shop.  Here is their website link.  You can find their contact information there.

When I visit quilt shops I do a 1-5 rating system….five being the best-I’m going to be stingy with my fives.  This is just my impression on the day I visited and took pictures.
Warm and Friendly: 5 The owner was working and she’s so nice.
Selection of Goods: 5
Neat and Organized: 5
Cozy and Cute: 5
Parking:  5
Outside Appeal: 4

Never have I had a bad experience when I’ve been here.  Stop by on Sunday to see my stash report and I’ll show you what I bought….

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8 thoughts on “Quilt Shop Tour: The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe

  1. Lenore Williams

    If that is the ruler I think it is, you will love it! I don’t need another ruler but ended up buying 3 of them. Six and a half square , six by eleven and the long one pictured. Only ones I use now. Don’t know what’s on the back but love the way it “” the fabric. I can even rotate a block and trim it without a rotating cutting mat!

  2. Barbara Czekaj

    It looks like a great shop! I was disappointed to learn it was in Iowa. I live in NJ! We have some nice shops here but I am always interested in another one!

  3. Marjorie Fatheree

    What is the pattern name of the quilt with the rich colors. Is there a pattern available. I have the perfect person i need to make that for. Great pictures!!!

  4. Carol Jones

    Wonderful article. Made me wish I could go there.Beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing.
    Carol Jones
    Murfreesboro, Arkansas (Home of the
    Diamond Mine.)

  5. Jo Post author

    Any questions you have about the things found in the quilt shop pictures needs to be addressed to the quilt shop. You can find their contact information on their website. http://www.thequiltmakershoppe.com/ You can call and ask. Feel free to refer to the blog. I’m sure they will help you.

  6. Kathy

    While out on an excursion with my husband yesterday he took me to TWO quilt shops. Piece to Peace Treasures in Macomb, IL and Feed Mill Quilts in Oneida, IL. It always amazes me how much can sometimes fit in little spaces when it comes to quilting and sewing. I have always enjoyed Piece to Peace Treasures, I have been there many times. The ladies there told me about Feed Mill Quilts and I believe you would like it Jo. It is in the old office area of a grain mill operation! And oh my the fabrics they have and there was more stock still in the wraps from shipping. I would love to see it again.

  7. Jo Post author

    I am off to look that up. I’m heading towards Illinois in the next month…I’m hoping it in the north west corner!!

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