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!!
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.
Cozy and Cute: 5