Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shopping in Shipshewana

While some groups of gals went out exploring and shopping everyday that they were at retreat, Becca and I only went out to the Amish quilt shops twice - once on Friday morning and once on Saturday morning. That was enough for us! We had planned on only going once the whole weekend, but once we looked around Yoder's, I knew that I wanted to see Lolly's before settling on what to get. For the whole weekend, there were only 2 things that I was looking for - more orange fabric for the Which Witch? wall hangings and a Scottie dog 30's fabric for Barb.

I was very impressed with the selection that Yoder's had! A huge color wall with about half of that dedicated to Kona solids. Maybe Bella solids, too, but I didn't look too closely. And it looked like a vast majority of the fabric was $7.98 a yard. Great price for current Moda lines!! I was very impressed with how well it was organized and I found it extremely easy to find things that I was interested in!

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The samples were pretty great as well! A lot of variations in the patterns and the fabrics used.

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They also had an AccuQuilt GO! out that they were demonstrating. *sigh*

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Once I had picked up a replacement jacket and Becca and Sally, our roommate for the weekend, had shopped, we headed over to Lolly's. I didn't take a lot of pictures in there because of the camera batteries, but rest assured that it was also an amazing shop!

With spectacular samples! This one looks to be a postage stamp quilt.

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And Becca liked this sample.

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Lolly's also had a bargain basement store where everything was $6 a yard and there was a boat of FQs that were pretty cheap, too.

I think that a lot of shops in the 'mall' where Lolly's is are owned by the same people who own Lolly's. I just had to get a picture of this shop because I knew that Barb would just love it!

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Can you tell that there is nothing but Minkee in that shop? The walls are even covered by it!!!

When we were done shopping, we headed upstairs and got lunch at Jo Jo's pretzels. YUMMMMY!!! The pretzels were so buttery! I supplemented my meals with grapes and carrots that were in my mug. It was so good, I could've had another pretzel the next day!

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11 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, that looked like a really nice quilt shop, and that pretzel looked pretty yummy too!

Kristie said...

Love the photos! I really like that postage stamp quilt of Christ. That is just beautiful! I can't imagine the work that went into that one.
Kristie

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Don't worry. You'll get your go cutter. I can feel it. hugs!

PunkiePie said...

Great shop!! I will have to visit it someday.

elizabeth said...

WOW CAN YOU GUESS HOW MANY HOURS IT TOOK TO MAKE THAT QUILT. I THINK THIS WOULD BE ANOTHER GOOD SHOP TO GO TO FROM THE LOOKS OF IT. HAPPY SEWING AND JILL SOMEDAY YOU WILL WIN THAT GO....

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Wow, that shop is packed with fabric. Makes me think of Hancocks of Paducah!

orchidlover said...

What a great shop. I could lose myself for hours in there

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Regina said...

wow... just wow... and you did not send me a pretzel?

Karen said...

Never did get a pretzel and Jo Jo's. But I did my share to support the economy at both Lolly's and Yoders.

Stray Stitches said...

What a store! The pretzel looks scrumptous!!

Jennifer said...

Mmmmm, wish I was eating another Jojo's pretzel right now!