2 more shops……………….

Visited yesterday. This time they were located up the (Mississippi) river in Lake City (MN). The day was gloriously warm and sunny and the company was fun and chatty. Carol, Kathy and I have made many such treks together searching out various quilting ‘gems’ and this was promising to be no different. In addition, celebrating a recent birthday always makes such an event a bit more special.

The first shop is “Rather Bee Quilting” located on the main street of this busy river town.018

Let’s peek inside………………………….014


Even from the window displays, one can count on an a inspiring experience!!!! To continue………………..005




009  This is Melody, whose cheerful smile and most helpful advice was always at the ready. Say “Hello, Melody!”.


This, truly, is a shop that has something for everyone! From batiks to unique designers I’ve not seen anywhere else to Stonehenge to………..well, as I said…..everyone’s taste/need will be satisfied. The samples are many and varied with the needed supplies nearby.011


013016  Before we head out to the next destination, I must share my acquisitions with you, or at least, the photo……………040  These are from Robert Kaufman’s line called “Holiday Flourish” by Peggy Toole. The gold metallics have really caught my eye this year!!!!!!!

And, now, we head to “Pumpkinberry Stitches” located just around the corner……oh so convenient!!!!!!020   Such an inviting shop……shall we go in??????????? Oh yes, we must!!!!021

022  When this shop first opened, over 3 years ago, Moda fabrics dominated but now a more diverse offering awaits. From embroidery and felted wool supplies and yarns to the cheerful Riley Blake designs, there is, once again, something to pique the creative ‘juices’ of all who enter. This shop is a wonderful compliment to the last, rarely duplicating needed supplies. Though a very compact venue, there is much to hold a shopper’s attention for quite a long time!!!!023


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038  And there’s Lisa (in the blue)…….the delightful owner of this cozy location. Please, don’t leave without a greeting!!! She was working on a holiday themed piecing that she shared with us and, now, I will share with you!!!!!035 036

It’s a free download from Hoffman Fabrics………044   Hop on over for this one. There’s a blue version that’s so cool and frosty! Here’s another free download from Lecien that’s equally charming and even easier!!!!!!043  Although this one appears to be many pieces, the clever method of cutting makes this one ideal for beginners!!!! Trust me!!!!!

My quilting piles up……staying home really has to take priority!!! LOL! These lovely Fall days beckon one to soak up these fleeting lingering hints of summer. Thank you so much for visiting and, please, come back again! Hugs……….

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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19 Responses to 2 more shops……………….

  1. daniellajoe says:

    WOW!! don’t spend too much lol……everything is so lovely, I think i could get carried away 🙂

  2. Michele says:

    Very nice. I’m itching to check out some new to me stores. And thanks for the pattern link. The one will make great holiday placemats.

  3. witchylin says:

    Just like KerryCan I drooled over those wonderful fabrics. One thing I noticed was the quilted jacket in picture 8 with Melody. I do really like it. Thank you too for showing all those wonderful, totally different quilts. I just HAVE to download the free patterns. Thank you for taking us with you on your latest fabric/quilting adventure. 🙂

  4. Jeanne says:

    Ohhh, you make me want to take a road trip! These both look like wonderful shops!

  5. What a fun day!! Gotta love exploring a quilt shop!

  6. KerryCan says:

    I just drooled on my keyboard. Wonderful-looking shops!

  7. mtetar says:

    Awesome fabrics collections. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  8. Looks like a fun outing.

  9. Gloria says:

    You must stock up for those cold snowy that are sure to come!

  10. Beth Ann says:

    Wow! Those are two wonderful shops!!!! I am loving seeing all of the wonderful quilts on the walls and all the possibilities. How large is your to do pile now??? 🙂

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