I imagine this is not newsworthy to most but, I went into a quilt shop. Seriously, I can not remember the last time I went. Ooops, wait, It was when I needed some Grunge fabric to make my stained glass quilt. I was in and out and didn’t even shop.
I went to the quilt shop with something in mind. Remember my Hawaiian Sunset quilt? I needed some of the dark blue sashing for it.
I happen to be in New Hampton Iowa to go to the chiropractor and decided to stop at Quilter’s Window.
This is a nice shop and I recommend everyone put the shop on their list of shops to check out if they are traveling through.
I had fun checking out the baby room…
I noticed this book on display. Did you know we have a quilt in the book?
Here it is. We ended up taking the Churn Dash block and created the quilt along with about five other variations that are all included in the same book. I you’re looking for the book, you can find it HERE.
The shop isn’t huge but very well laid out…and always neat and clean.
This is a cute simple quilt.
They also offer longarming…these fabrics along with…
these clearance rack fabrics are all in the longarm room.
Sadly nothing on the clearance rack worked for me.
The shop does carry some reproduction fabrics. Sadly, the two that I thought would work for my quilt didn’t have enough left on the bolt.
Here is more of the reproduction section.
For the size of the shop, there are LOTS of bolts of fabric. The store was really busy when I went. Several people there were participating in the All-Iowa Shop Hop.
There is a nice selection for patriotic lovers and Quilt of Valor makers.
There is something for everyone from Layercakes to Paul Bunyan.
I appreciate the organization. It’s always easy to find what I’m looking for.
I really love the Farm Fresh one. The stitch is all done in chain stitching and it’s amazing stitching!!
They had the dish towels and DMC as well.
They also sell Pfaff machines.
So..it’s a busy little shop that has great customer service. I’ve known the owner for a long time. It just so happens we were in the hospital having babies together…she was our dental hygentis…and she’s been the quilt shop owner for a really long time. I’d venture a guess at 16 years or so. It’s nice to go to a shop and the people working know you and your style even though it’s been a long time since I’ve been in the shop!!
If you’re traveling this way, don’t miss Quilter’s Window in New Hampton, Iowa.