I told you that when I went for my biopsy on Monday that I stopped at the River Road Quilt Shop in Lacrosse. It’s only a few blocks from the hospital and clinic so it’s easy to stop. I’m trying to stay out of quilt shops and not spend any more money than I already have (more on that to come)…but the mystery quilt colors were revealed and I need a few more pieces so what’s a girl to do but shop.
The outside doesn’t look very friendly, does it? But I’ve been in the shop before and it’s okay so in I went.
I’m doing my mystery in batiks (more on that to come too) so my mission was batiks. I couldn’t remember what they had for selection…so I went in and walked past EVERYTHING to the batik section. That takes some will power.
Here’s their batik section….Just the top row. Shucks. I can see a trip to Forest Mills Quilt Shop is in order. The girls there have the best batik selection in my area.
I thought I might as well give you all a little shop tour as long as I was there….The camera on my phone was acting up. You know how it goes when your phone automatically updates and something isn’t quite right afterwards. This time, it was my camera. UGH.
Isn’t this cute…it’s a headband in a braid. If I had a girl that wore headbands, I would really think about getting this.
Isn’t this bag so cute? I love the pineapple blocks. I was so tempted.
I took a picture of the name of the pattern as I figured one of you would love it too. I didn’t get the pattern. I reminded myself time and time…I have bags and I only use my very favorite ones. I don’t need another.
As much as I would love to do the mystery in Civil War prints, I know it’s a no go. So many of the colors like light blue and the aqua, it’s never be able to find.
This reminded me of our Meet in the Middle pattern. It’s free here on the blog. You can find it HERE. We pieced our center but it’s made the same way in theory.
Check out the potholders…
This is the book that shows how to make them all…
The shop isn’t big but does have a lot of samples. I so appreciate samples.
They have notions like rulers and the like.
They have a great wool section. This is just part of it.
This is the bigger part. Oh my. I love it all. I enjoy doing wool too but I just don’t have the places to display it.
I caved and bought the pattern to make this little guy. SO CUTE. I almost bought the ornament holder but didn’t really like it in gold.
More things to see…
Some things I like the design by not the fabrics…that was this one.
I loved this ornament. On the card it says, “For a video tutorial go to You Tube: Shabby Fabrics no sew Scandinavian Star Ornament.” I looked it up for you. Here is the LINK.
I looked it up for you and embedded the video for you.
I have to say I was a little sad that the quilt shop part of the store got a little smaller. It’s attached to a gift shop/flag store. The gift shop stuff snuck into the quilt shop. Bummer.
I did go up to the counter to pay for the little snowman pattern I bought. I asked the clerk if they had and ornament holders that were in black. Once I got my ornament finished, I thought it would be cute displayed in an ornament holder like they had..only I didn’t want gold. The clerk said to me–there is no such thing. They only come in gold and silver. They have been to market and there has never been any black.
She was a little dismissive. Whatever. I went home. I went on Amazon and ordered these….
It was $11.89 for six. One there was going to cost me $2.95…I guess they do make these in black as there were several other kinds to choose from. So the ornament holders are coming in the mail. Any chance I’ll have the ornament made before they get here?? I might try.
If you are interested in the ornament holders you can find them HERE.
All in all the quilt shop is pretty good considering it’s not really big. I’ve gone before and felt like things were a little “fresher” and displays were a little nicer. It was fun to shop though…and I do love the little snowman ornament I bought.