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 you’re walking through a barn when you go to Pinery Patches. The outside is pretty cute, with a covered porch and flowers. Inside, you’ll find more than 1,500 bolts of fabric, featuring all the variety you’d find in a quilt shop in the city. There are batiks, modern prints, landscape and farm scenes, pre-cuts and much, much more organized by color.
The shop owner started the quilt shop because she was tired of driving an hour to the closest quilt shop in Green Bay, Wis., when she just needed thread, or a little something to finish a project. It seems as if there are plenty of other quilters in the area who felt the same way, there were several groups of people who stopped in on a rainy weekday afternoon when I visited.
Pinery Patches is a location on the Wisconsin State Shop Hop and carries the entire line of fabric created especially for the 2015 hop. I picked up a jelly roll and some yardage of the “Wisconsin” lettering. I think I’m going to make my first 1600 quilt from it and use the letters in the border.
Pinery Patches is located at N4647 Highway 45, Tigerton, WI. Don’t trust your GPS to get you there. It will likely take you to the center of town instead of the quilt shop. If that happens, head north on Highway 45 for a couple miles and Pinery Patches will be on the left side of the road. It’s the only building in the middle of farmland, so it’s hard to miss. Click here to learn more at the Pinery Patches website.