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 […]

Get inspired by Quilt Festival

I went to the International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Illinois, and was completely inspired by the works of art that hung in the show. Since I couldn’t possibly write anything that would explain the beauty of these quilts, I’ll share the photos with you. The quilts have inspired my to try new techniques, quilting stitches […]

Virtual shop hop: Susan’s Calico Creations

Don’t let a traditional term like “calico” in the quilt shop name scare you modern quilters away from from Susan’s Calico Creations at 1108 4th St., Fulton, Ill. The shop carries more than 5,000 bolts of fabric in just about every style from the historical reproduction prints to contemporary batiks and Asian prints. The trademark […]
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