Virtual shop hop: Quilting Divas in Green Bay, Wisconsin

 
One of my favorite things to do on vacation is visit quilt shops. I love seeing what’s popular in other areas of the country.

Last week I found Quilting Divas Sewing Boutique in Green Bay, Wis., an amazing shop were sassy meets quilting. Take the store’s mascot for example, a life-sized stick figure quilter made out of sewing notions. Yes, those are pin cushions for breasts.

The store has a wide variety of fabric, including landscape prints that I’ve always heard about, but have never seen. The bolts are laid out nicely according to collection with space to stand back and see how the collection would work together in a quilt. You know, as opposed to the quilt shop that packs so much fabric into a small shop with low ceilings that you feel like you might suffocate.

The shop, which opened last fall, features a new quilting diva each month in the form of a trunk show. This month the shop owner’s parents Bernice and Eugene Hermsen are the honorary shop diva and divo. 

They’ve made some impressive quilts for their seven children, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, including a cathedral window and a grandmother’s flower garden. Both patterns must be entirely hand pieced and often remain unfinished.

I highly recommend checking out Quilting Divas at 445 Cardinal Lane, Suite 108, the next time you’re in Green Bay.

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