Virtual Shop Hop

Virtual Shop Hop: Pinery Patches, Tigerton, Wis.

Pinery Patches is the second rural quilt shop I’ve visited that is located on property, a few miles outside of town in a building erected from the same building materials you would expect to find a modern farm building made from. It makes sense really, why pay rent that eats into your profit, when you can just build your own quilt shop on your own land. But that doesn’t mean

Virtual Shop Hop: Mama’s Quilt Shop, Independence, La.

Mama’s Quilt Shop is tucked away on a scenic wooded acreage that is also home to the owner, her brother and, of course, mama. It’s a great shop to visit if you’re traveling on US-51 through Louisana. The shop is just a few minutes off the highway and makes a good rest stop. The shop is named because the owner’s mother has a room full of fabric. Whenever a fellow quilter would

Virtual Shop Hop: Quilted Owl, Jefferson, La.

I just got back from a long weekend in the south. My husband and I traveled to Jackson, Mississippi, for a wedding and spent a night in New Orleans because it was just a quick two-and-a-half hour drive away. Plus the flights to New Orleans, were significantly cheaper than the ones to Jackson, so why not spent a night in the French Quarter. My lovely husband joked that if our

Virtual Shop Hop: Phat Quarters, Galena, Ill.

Awesome name, disappointing quilt shop. I really don’t like to hate on quilt shops. Without them we’d never get the opportunity to feel the hand of the fabric we’re considering for our next quilt, stack bolts on top of each other and see if they’ll go together for our next project and get inspired for projects we didn’t even know we wanted to complete just because we saw fabric that

Virtual Shop Hop: Quilting Supplies For U, Rock Falls, IL

Today’s Virtual Shop Hop is coming to you from a quaint little quilt shop in Rock Falls, Ill. Located just 3 miles from the Rock Falls exit on I-88, in Illinois, with food and gas nearby, this shop makes a perfect pit stop while traveling. As the area’s only quilt shop, Quilting Supplies For U, has  a little bit of everything. Wide backing fabric, children’s prints and novelties, including prints

Virtual Shop Hop: Stitcher’s Crossing, Madison, Wis.

Today’s Virtual Shop Hop post comes to you from Stitcher’s Crossing in Madison, Wisconsin. On American Patchwork and Quilting’s list of the top 20 quilt shops, this combination quilt and knit shop is a treat to visit. You name it, Stitcher’s Crossing has it. Variegated thread for finishing your quilt, yep they carry the entire line of King Tut. Patterns and books to inspire your next project? There’s a large

Virtual Shop Hop: Quilter’s Connection, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Quilters Connection is one of the biggest quilt shops you’ll find in Green Bay, Wisconsin. And in this case, big equals variety. You’ll find everything from reproduction prints and homespuns to batiks and bright, bold prints. There is one of the largest collections of Civil War reproductions I’ve seen. I picked up several double pinks to bring home with me. Quilters Connection has a great variety of wools and pearl

Virtual Shop Hop: My Favorite Quilt Shop, Green Bay, Wisconsin

There are two kinds of quilt shops. One that is spread out with more floor space than fabric, and then there are ones that pack as much fabric as possible. My Favorite Quilt Shop in Green Bay Wisconsin is the latter. It’s not that My Favorite Quilt Shop is small. There is ample space and multiple rooms filled with all kinds and colors of quilting fabric. Here’s a sampling of

Virtual Shop Hop: JoQuilter Fabrics, Bellvue, Iowa

JoQuilter Fabrics is a quaint little quilt shop on the Mississippi River. Located in Bellevue, Iowa, a small little town with a cute downtown worthy of spending an afternoon in, the quilt shop would make a great stop on a shop hop. Jo Fifield, the shop owner is known for two quilt techniques, big stitch and English paper piecing hexagons. Big stitch, is a life saver for anyone who enjoys hand