I just returned home from a delightful quilt vacation in beautiful Wisconsin. I’d never been to Wisconsin before and came home ready to move there! While traveling to a few area shops I was able to see the most beautiful countryside–farms, fields, barns (even a barn quilt), and gorgeous lakes and rivers. I probably should have taken a lot more pictures, but truly I was just enjoying every moment! J J Stitches & Co. in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin was the first stop. The shop was an “ooh and ahh” beautiful, and I picked up some wonderful reproduction fat quarters there.
Next up was Stitcher’s Crossing in Madison, Wisconsin. This was a wonderful shop with a wide variety of fabrics. It was fun to spy my book on the shelf, too! The staff at this shop (and at every single shop we visited) was fantastic, friendly and helpful!
Our third stop was at Mill House Quilts in Waunakee, Wisconsin. This shop has a delightful mix of many different styles of fabric, a terrific notions section, and wonderful displays. I was also awed by the wooden plank floors and the beautiful garden outside.
The fourth stop was at Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin. This store was an incredible destination. Not only was I inspired at every turn while in the shop, but a retreat was going on, and we got to meet the most wonderful quilters who were there taking a class! Beautiful fabrics, kits, displays, and home decor items were found in every nook of the store!
Finally, we visited Primitive Gatherings in Menasha, Wisconsin. I can’t even begin to describe this shop–amazing goodness at every turn. Since the quilt retreat was being held in Menasha I must admit that I was at the shop 5 times in four days…this is seriously a beautiful shop with gorgeous fabrics, wools, threads, patterns, notions, and displays and kits. I just might be having Primitive Gatherings withdrawals this week (although I discovered after arriving home that they do have a terrific on-line shop)!
Okay…this is the last photo for today (I’ll share pictures of what I worked on in the next retreat post). This is one of the beds in the room I stayed in–so gorgeous! (I picked the blue and white room because it just looked so relaxing and inviting)! Every bed had an antique quilt, and there were gorgeous quilts displayed throughout the entire house.
I’ll catch up on e-mails asap and be back soon with another retreat post…I’ll also announce the winners from each giveaway in the Quilting Life blog tour last week. Thanks so much for stopping by!