A winter storm delayed my trip home so I was able to visit my favorite quilt shop - ever! The Quilt Merchant. The owner, Docia, has an incredible gift for display. Every area of the shop is very thoughtful and everything is beautifully displayed. She is warm and friendly, as her entire staff. I always feel welcomed back when I visit.
Here are some photos of the store:
I love this little vignette -
Cute little cupboard on top and aren't the sample quilts beautiful!
Here is the wool corner, where you'll find everything for needle punch, penny rug making, and embroidery.
Here is a newly acquired storefront room for the quilt shop. This will be used for all things bright. 30's fabrics, baby prints, and brights will have a room of their own - it's shaping up nicely! Love the bathtub.
What a surprise when this pulled up in front of the shop! It's a red wooden sled drawn by 2 beautiful horse. They were visiting from Kline Creek Farm, which it a working 1800's Illinois farm. It is used by many of the schools and scouting organizations for education.
Docia said that when it snows they sled in for hot dogs. What a hoot, as this is all taking place in a strip-mall.
Oh, yes, steamed hot dogs - the best~ I do miss a good Chicago hot dog as there's nothing like it anywhere else.
And here is my little hot dog, coco - growing every day. This is a toy she loves, a cardboard box - her little house.
feb. 22nd (six days later)