We woke up Saturday morning in Burlington to a dusting of snow. There were 5 shops left on our list for the day, and we were on a shopping mission!
Our first stop was another one of my favorite Vermont Shops, The Quilted Lily in Johnson, Vermont, which is north of Stowe. Later on in the day, I heard several quilters saying that they did not particularly care for this shop. Interestingly, the reason they didn't like this shop is the exact reason why I like it so much...this shop has a very non-traditional slant to it. It is filled with more modern contemporary type prints: Kaffe Fasset, Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, batiks, etc. Even the decor and furnishings are more mod than traditional. Just wonderful!!!
Even their version of the shop hop quilt was quite different than that of the other shops
Next stop, Stowe Fabric and Yarn in Stowe, home of the VonTrapp family. Another tiny store. She has lots of nice yarn and a small selection of fabrics and patterns. She has a large section of quilts for sale and other 'gift' type things (sweaters, childrens and dolls dresses, pot holders, table runners, scarves, etc) for sale. I would guess based on the location, she does a lot of sales of those type of things.
Yet another version of the same quilt, courtesy of Stowe Fabric and Yarn
After that, we headed to So Many Treasures , in Williston. This is the shop where I had car trouble last year and was stuck at for several hours waiting for the locksmith. As soon as I walked into the shop this year, she said "aren't you the lady that had car trouble last year?" LOL. This is a very nice, good size shop with a varied selection...some of everything.
This is the only shop of the 14 that added an extra border on the outside of the quilt beyond what was given in the pattern.
After lunch, we were headed back south and towards home. Two more shops on the way down Route 7. The firt, Knits and Bolts,k in New Haven has almost as much yarn as fabric. And they have a lot of fabric! Lots to see in this shop!
I love the colors in their version of the Shop Hop quilt:
Our final stop, further south on Rt. 7 in Middlebury was Thread Connections. They have rearranged everything in this shop since the last time I was there. It looks like maybe they are no longer selling sewing machines, perhaps? Very friendly staff here, and while you are here, you can rent a tuxedo or get your wedding gown altered!
Once again, another version of the same quilt
And that is the end of our adventure! We went home and went to bed! Are you wondering what I bought? You'll have to come back for the next post see what kinds of goodies came home with me.