Quilt Shop Tour: River Road Quilt Shop

When I went to Lacrosse for my doctor’s appointment I squeezed in a stop at  River Road quilt shop.  Some time back my blog reader Mary Jo who lives in Lacrosse told me about it.  Mary Jo also works at the clinic where I see the doctor at.  Both times I went she wasn’t there….(sad face).

The quilt shop was fun…as it always is!


They had a little display with seasonal things…


The owner of the shop does a nice job of making little vignettes.  The shop is long and kind of narrow but displaying things the way they do, I don’t notice that.


The brick wall in the back ground is so cool….as are the projects on it!


They have a great fabric selection from brights to Civil War reproductions…lots.


…even a nice solid collection.


Quilting projects range from easier to harder too.  Even though I am an experienced quilter I still like to do some easy projects now and then.


There are LOTS of wool projects.  A whole wall is dedicated to it.  I adore wool projects but they require a lot of sitting down and I’m not very good at that….plus I don’t have many places to display them.


This was cute!!River-Road-Quilt-shop-9

I loved the table runner with the flower baskets at each end.


Check this snow man out!


Something did come home with me…not anything from this cabinet…but,


It was this…..I loved the home pincushion.  They also had it done and framed.  Kalissa even liked it framed.  All states are included in the pattern so that’s fun too!  Making some “Iowa” ones is on my to-do list.


Kelli stopped dead in her tracks when she saw this…

She had seen this online and was so tempted to make it.  It’s a block of the month.  She LOVED it but it was kind of expensive….so….I talked her into it.  We keep a joint account that we put money in from book sales or money we get from getting a quilt into a magazine.  I insisted that she use that money…and finally she gave in.  So watch for that coming up.  I think she’ll be showing it off in some of her blog posts.

There are all sorts of projects to check out including these fun flamingos!


This would be a quick and easy baby quilt.  It could easily be modified and for a gray background to make it more boyish.


…and there were some Civil War fabrics….

Kelli was fascinated…they have BACON fabric!!


Here is a more complicated quilting project.  I LOVE it.  Of course red is my color!!


There was so much to see and so little time.


Carver was with and wasn’t feeling the best.

so…we hurried through, made the purchases we told you about and were on our way heading towards home again.

I did find out that I will have to go through the week long testing in April.  I’ll be over to Lacrosse four times that week.  I’ll be sure to stop here again.  I love the shop.

I do a 1-5 rating after featuring quilt shops here on the blog….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: 4
Selection of Goods:  5
Neat and Organized: 4-several of the things that said “kit available” we could find no kit for.
Parking:  5
Cozy and Cute: 5


8 thoughts on “Quilt Shop Tour: River Road Quilt Shop”

  1. I really enjoy your blog posts featuring your quilt shop tours – I get to do a “virtual visit” to shops I will probably never get to visit in person – so thank you for sharing! And, I like your rating system too! Another category I would add is Inviting Outside (or Curb Appeal). I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but, sometimes it sets the mood for shopping in that shop, then again, there have been some real (good) surprises after entering the shop! Question: Do you always ask permission to take pictures or are there signs that say no pictures? – just curious. Thanks for the great post! HUGS… and stitches

  2. What a great photo collage of your visit. I enjoyed this because I’ll never get to see these shops! The framed snowman gives me ideas for a panel I have. The flamingos are sweet! And the bacon shot is my favorite. I hope you are feeling well. I follow your blog but never stop to comment, so today I did. Best wishes

  3. It a great shop and I was there this past summer when I traveled to see my mom. I also found some great easy projects to do and bought some wonderful “beer” fabrics. Thanks for the tour down memory lane.

  4. I think I can see the manufacturer of the Home Pin Cushion but to be sure does River Road Quilt Shop ship, or should I go ahead and search for the pattern online?
    Jeri ( former Iowan

  5. I was there a couple of weeks ago, and I got the flamingo pattern. The pattern has directions for a throw/full quilt and also directions for a wall hanging (with just 2 flamingos). I have a friend who has a lot of flamingo items in her house, so this one is for her.

  6. Sorry I missed you when you came to visit Gundersen. :>(

    I only work in that library on Friday mornings. On other days, I work in 2 other libraries at Gundersen, and on Thursdays I work at the library in the Onalaska Clinic.

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