Yes, you read correctly – quilty homes as in the plural, meaning more than one!
The Cotton Farm in Roswell is my local quilty home. This is where Sadie and I go 1-2 Sundays per month to visit with Kristi. I also go during the week sometimes to sit & sew. Yes, I do buy fabric and notions here, too! Will probably be stopping in more frequently once I start attending ECQG meetings in late July since the meeting location is close to the shop.
Couture Sewing in Warner Robins is my regional quilty home to the south. Sadie and I discovered this shop during the Middle Georgia Shop Hop. Carries lots of lines of fabric that I like and Sadie is welcome anytime.
And ding, ding, ding! Let’s add Cabin Fever Quilt Studio in Ellijay as my regional quilty home to the north. Don’t know if they’ll allow Sadie in the shop, but wonders of wonders, I finally found a shop in the area that carries an extensive collection of Lori Holt fabrics and stuff. They also carry Tilda, Kaffe, Edyta Sitar and a lot of other designers I like. I could easily get into serious trouble in this shop. 🙂
Today, I visited Cabin Fever Quilt Studio for the first time. The shop is in the same space that used to house Vector Quilts (closed in 2021). What instantly drew me to the shop (besides all the pretty fabric) was the shop’s vibe. It is very similar to Stitch N Quilt, my former quilty home that closed back in March. They have several classes and clubs that interest me, but dang it, it’s 70 miles each way. It’s actually an easy drive (all highway against traffic), but the drive time and current gas prices make my participation in weekly clubs and classes unlikely at this point. I’ll definitely sign up for a one-time class if something appears on the schedule that I want to try. At least I know where to go buy Lori Holt fabric locally for QALs sponsored by Bee in my Bonnet (Lori Holt) and the Fat Quarter Shop!
There is another shop in the area (Cottontail Quilts) that has offered monthly Lori Holt and Featherweight sewing machine clubs in the past. This shop is MUCH closer to home. Last year, the new owner emphasized all of the upcoming Lori Holt collections the shop would carry…but not much LH product has been on the shelves whenever I stop in. I was informed that the clubs would resume in September. We’ll see if the meeting times work with my upcoming trips.
Don’t know about you, but I’ve sorely missed connecting in person with my quilty peeps since COVID began. Quilters need connections. That’s why we need a quilty home or two or three.
Keep on quilting!