We're celebrating Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! Today there's a worldwide celebration going on for independently-owned quilt shops everywhere.
What would we do without these locally-owned businesses? Well...maybe there wouldn't be as many entries in the checkbook each month...that would be a good guess! Hmm....
Below you can see the front check-out desk and all the beautiful fabric and winter-themed samples that catch your eye the minute you walk in the door: And more fabric, patterns, and samples looking inside the shop:Look at all the green batiks below! Delicious! Love this section with all the quilting greens! There are also displays of antique sewing machines around the shop which are interesting. You can see several displayed in this photo: Here's Hannah peeking through an antique Royal Electric on display: One thing I especially love about our quilt shop are the classes they offer. I thoroughly enjoy going to my monthly Block-of-the-Month class, because that means I've gotten my block homework done--which is always a relief!
Here's Barbara (Quilting Gal) on the left, my class teacher, and Phyllis on the right, the shop owner, showing a 12 Days of Christmas quilt during Show & Tell in last month's class:
I think I've posted the picture below before, but I included it here again for those who are stopping by for the first time on the I Love My Quilt Shop blog tour. Even the outside of the shop draws quilters in with the small barn quilt above the door:I hope you've enjoyed the tour of my local quilt shop!