There we went to Creations Sew Clever Quilt Shop. Lots of fabric in there. We bought the backing for a quilt my mom started in a class last week with Rita. She is the Goddess, Queen mother of the shop. Seriously, that is what her business card says:) She has owned this store for eighteen years.
The next day we started out at the Glass Thimble. My mom used to shop here when she went to Ohio State. Different people own it now though. We bought a charm pack and a layer cake.
Oh that sun is bright.
Then we drove up High Street through Worthington. That is a cute town too. We went to this cool place called Quilt Trends. I bought a pattern to make a piece of cake. And my mom bought some stuff for the iron.
This is a very new shop with pretty daffodils outside. That is all we could fit into that day, because I was gasping for air it was so hot and the pollen. Hate that pollen.
Today we got up early because we were going to drive a little further. Our first stop was in Grove City. My what a charming store this is.
I found a book I really liked and so I just sat down and started looking at it. When I got to the picture of a belt and matching purse I decided I had to buy it.
We really liked Always in Stitches. Grove City was pretty cute too. My mom said we could come back here in the summer.
Our next visit was in Pataskala. My mom never heard of this little town before. It is way out east of Columbus. The woman that was working today used to work for the State Department of MR/DD. She knew all about Down syndrome and she and my mom got to talking and I thought we would never get out of there. So I went and found some fabric to buy. My mom was blown away at my selections, especially when I told her it was for our Stampin' for America project.
Calico Cupboard was a nice place to visit if you are near Pataskala.
Our last visit was at Quilt Beginnings on Broad Street near Bexley. This time I went in and looked for some more fabric for our project in red and blue. When I went up to the counter I did not even have to ask my mom how much. I just told the lady, "One half yard of each please." She seemed pretty surprised that I knew that, so she asked me if I sew. And I said, "Yes, and I am opening my own store with my mom." So then she and my mom had to start talking too.
One more picture before we leave. There are a lot of quilts in this store. Now I know why my mom and I have been busy sewing every night.
Well it is 5:00 and that is all the quilt stores we can fit into this spring break. If you want to read more about these stores or go to their websites click on http://www.myquiltspree.com/