Before I get to the long overdue Travelogue I’m going to share something really exciting but I can only share part of it. Last night I received an image of the front cover of my book from the my Book Designer at C&T. You can understand why I’m exciting, why this finally feels so real. This is a tangible piece of work, the fruit of nearly twenty six years of quilt making, of focusing on machine quilting, something that still surprises me, of getting to know how to use machines, thread, and finding – developing a style. Oh friends I long to share this with you. I am eagerly awaiting the moment when I can show you the cover and a link to pre-order the book. For now I’m going to ask you to rejoice with me in this moment as I’m giddy and so grateful.
And now the shops
The Village Fabric Shoppe – Red Hook NY 7578 N Broadway. I’ve been going to The Village Fabric Shoppe for years, long enough for Diana Louie and I to become friends. Whenever I’m in the area I stop in to chat, shop or both. Eclectic is a good descriptor for the shop, there is a wide range of fabric style available, art supplies, and a knowledgeable owner willing to assist you with your quilts. Diana also does quilt repair and restoration. Around the corner from shop is a great taco shop, and a chocolate shop with the tastiest chocolate morsels. The shop is closed at the moment as Diana had to have surgery to repair a hernia. Give the shop a call or check her social media pages. She is certainly going to need our help recovering.
The Village Quilt Shoppe Webster NY 21 East Main St
Not to be confused with The Village Fabric Shoppe is a newly opened shop in the Rochester, NY area. While they are newer they have a bit of a modern feel in their choices of fabric. The shop is warm and inviting, with tables for students taking classes. Monique and Vanetta are knowledgeable and will make great shop owners. There is limited parking in front of the shop, and municipal lots within easy walking distance. PS I LOVE the wall color there.
Sew What? Fabric Shoppe Addison NY 7 West Front Street One of the things I love most about this shop is the red wagon they have on the porch for customers to bring in their machines for service. I’ve used it more than once to bring in all of my cases to show them new fabric. Angie & Karen recently brought in BERNINA sewing machines, including the long arm. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzqiTBHnHfJ/
There is lots of fabric, patterns, and great welcome. The shop isn’t far from Corning, which is the home of the Corning Glass Museum, which is pretty amazing.
Patchwork Angels Endicott NY 307 West Main St This shop is like the Tardis friends, it looks small on the outside, but wow, when you walk through that door there is a lot of fabric, precuts, notions, and Janome sewing machines. There is a classroom that I got to peek in once and they have a nice restroom. Yep, that’s a hallmark of a good shop. Rose and crew are really nice and you’ll find a few things to bring home with you.
My Sweetie has dinner ready so I’m off to have a bite to eat and get ready for a meeting tonight. Happy Stitching! https://www.instagram.com/p/B1mCzNinWX5/