Quilt Shop Tour: Vintage Threads

Earlier this week I told you that I went to visit Kayla last Saturday.  She lives in Monticello which is between Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  It’s about a 2 hour drive for me on all good roads.  We went out adventuring hitting up the thrift stores, quilt shops, nurseries and antiques stores.

In Dyersville we went to Vintage Threads….as we came up to the store we were sad to see the sign in the window, “Business for Sale”….that didn’t stop us from going in and looking around though.


After talking to the owner she said the quilt business is for sale and the building is for sale but they won’t sell the building until the shop is either bought or closed.  The building has a retreat center upstairs.


After we talked about the shop for a bit I got to looking around….They had lots of samples.


I was on the hunt for some baby fabric to go on the back of my improv baby quilt.  I was hoping for something with a gray back ground that had either farm animals or construction vehicles on it.  The owner was very helpful and I found what I was looking for.  More on that later.


They had sections in the store for brights…



They were hosting a block of the month for this quilt….


They had fun novelty prints.


This crayon quilt sure was cute.


We didn’t have a lot of time as there were other places we wanted to get to as well.


What a simple but cute quilt!!


They had LOTS of reproduction type fabrics.



I stopped here at batiks but was really good and didn’t buy any.



They had lots of wool projects all displayed so nicely.




Can you believe I even said no to the scrap bin?  I think that’s a first!!


This isn’t the first time I’ve visited the store.  Each time I’ve gone I’ve always had good service and good selection.  I sure hope someone busy the business.  It’s a great store and I’ve enjoyed visiting.

I decided to start a new system when I do quilt shop tours.  I am going to do a 1-5 rating….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-the owner was very friendly
Selection of Goods:  4 – owner apologized they hadn’t ordered much new in as they are selling the store.
Neat and Organized:  5
Parking:  5
Cozy and Cute: 4

Anyone looking to buy a quilt shop?

3 thoughts on “Quilt Shop Tour: Vintage Threads”

  1. Sorry to tell you, but as of June 1st they have decided to close the shop. Right now most things are 20% off. I have been there many times and it really is a cute shop. Very sad, but they want to retire and spend more time with their families.

  2. How sad to see another shop close its doors, it sure looked well organized and something for everyone. I cant wait to see what you bought for the back of the baby quilt your making.

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