Virtual shop hop: Quiltology in Chicago

Update: Sadly this quilt shop has closed, although to can still shop its online selection. 

I went to Chicago last week on business and just couldn’t leave the city without checking out Quiltology, the urban quilt space.

Besides having a need to check out local quilt shops whenever I go out of town, I was hoping to run into Mary Fons, daughter of quilting legend Mary Ann Fons. She’s filmed a couple of episodes of Quilty there. For those of you who haven’t seen it, Quilty is an online quilting show that teaches the next generation of quilters how to sew.

Mary Fons wasn’t there, but the quilt shop was worth the stop. It was bright, cheerful and in a cute neighborhood where you could actually find free parking.

There were childrens prints, bright modern fabrics, batiks and a fabulous collection of 1930s reproduction prints. I picked up a few fat quarters of the latter.

They were making a shop sample out of some of the batiks. Doesn’t it look gorgeous already?

There also was a super cute sewing machine cookie cutter for sale. It would be awesome for a quilt guild get together.

So the next time you’re in Chicago, check out Quiltology at 1221 W Diversey, Chicago.

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