Virtual Shop Hop

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 projects we didn’t even know we wanted to complete just because we saw fabric that

Virtual Shop Hop: Quilting Supplies For U, Rock Falls, IL

Today’s Virtual Shop Hop is coming to you from a quaint little quilt shop in Rock Falls, Ill. Located just 3 miles from the Rock Falls exit on I-88, in Illinois, with food and gas nearby, this shop makes a perfect pit stop while traveling. As the area’s only quilt shop, Quilting Supplies For U, has  a little bit of everything. Wide backing fabric, children’s prints and novelties, including prints

Virtual Shop Hop: Stitcher’s Crossing, Madison, Wis.

Today’s Virtual Shop Hop post comes to you from Stitcher’s Crossing in Madison, Wisconsin. On American Patchwork and Quilting’s list of the top 20 quilt shops, this combination quilt and knit shop is a treat to visit. You name it, Stitcher’s Crossing has it. Variegated thread for finishing your quilt, yep they carry the entire line of King Tut. Patterns and books to inspire your next project? There’s a large

Virtual Shop Hop: Quilter’s Connection, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Quilters Connection is one of the biggest quilt shops you’ll find in Green Bay, Wisconsin. And in this case, big equals variety. You’ll find everything from reproduction prints and homespuns to batiks and bright, bold prints. There is one of the largest collections of Civil War reproductions I’ve seen. I picked up several double pinks to bring home with me. Quilters Connection has a great variety of wools and pearl

Virtual Shop Hop: My Favorite Quilt Shop, Green Bay, Wisconsin

There are two kinds of quilt shops. One that is spread out with more floor space than fabric, and then there are ones that pack as much fabric as possible. My Favorite Quilt Shop in Green Bay Wisconsin is the latter. It’s not that My Favorite Quilt Shop is small. There is ample space and multiple rooms filled with all kinds and colors of quilting fabric. Here’s a sampling of

Virtual Shop Hop: JoQuilter Fabrics, Bellvue, Iowa

JoQuilter Fabrics is a quaint little quilt shop on the Mississippi River. Located in Bellevue, Iowa, a small little town with a cute downtown worthy of spending an afternoon in, the quilt shop would make a great stop on a shop hop. Jo Fifield, the shop owner is known for two quilt techniques, big stitch and English paper piecing hexagons. Big stitch, is a life saver for anyone who enjoys hand

Virtual Shop Hop: The Cotton Cabin, Dubuque, Iowa

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that includes a trip to a quilt, shop then consider visiting The Cotton Cabin in Dubuque, Iowa. Dubuque is a lovely town on the Mississippi River with a vibrant Main Street where you’ll find local restaurants, coffee shops, a knitting shop and The Cotton Cabin Quilt Shop. The historic main street shop is with more than 2,000 bolts of fabric to fit most

Virtual Shop Hop: Heartland Cottons, DeWitt, Iowa

Heartland Cottons is a quaint quilt shop in DeWitt, Iowa, that carries an impressive collection considering it is located in a town of just 5,000. The shop carries a line of paper-piecing patterns by a regional designer. The samples just make you want to knock out a couple wall hangings. Heartland Cottons also carries a line of flannels that are perfect for baby quilts. And this collection is just dying

Virtual Shop Hop: Home Ec. Workshop, Iowa City

Home Ec. Workshop is haven for all modern fiber artists. It is filled with fun prints, gorgeous yarn and a cafe that serves up drinks with names like “Black Sheep Latte,” “Sheepuccino” and “Americano Sheep.” Located in Iowa City near the University of Iowa, the shop has a modern flavor that you don’t often find in Midwest quilt shops. I appreciate traditional quilts, but as a 20-something quilter, I was

Virtual Shop Hop: Neal’s Vacuum & Sewing Center, Muscatine, Iowa

Quilt shop names often contain some clever word play. The ones featured so far in the Virtual Shop Hop series fit the bill. There’s Quiltology, A Quilting Bee, Quilting Divas and Quilter’s Heaven to name a few. But Neal’s Vacuum & Sewing Center in Muscatine, Iowa, is straight to the point. You know what you’ll find from the name alone. You can purchase a vacuum to keep your house clean