I traveled to Ennis, MT last week with my husband and daughter. My husband’s brother and his family were already there and we spent a few days with them . We did a lot of fly fishing.
Max and Maya
Linda and Jim
We fished during the day and we fished at dusk.
Fishing at sunset
It is so beautiful there.
Montana is called “Big Sky” country. See why?
What did we do when we weren’t hassling the fish? Fabric and yarn shopping!
Stitches That Bind
Quilt Store in Ennis, MT
You cannot believe all of the fabric and quilting supplies owner, Julie, fits into this shop! It is well worth a trip to shop here. Of course she has western themed fabrics, but also a great supply of batiks, modern and traditional fabrics and many, many interesting patterns.
Yarn store in Ennis, MT
The “CR” in CR.eations stands for Christine Rodgers who is the owner. This is another small shop that has so much goodness packed inside. Absolutely gorgeous yarns! Lindsey and I bought fabric and spent a day cutting it into pieces for a quilt for her and her new husband.
Ready to start sewing.
Here are the first two blocks of her maple leaf design quilt. All those beautiful batiks! How do you choose which to put together in each block? It just makes you want to keep on making them. That is a good thing!
I left Montana a few days ago and traveled through Idaho to Wyoming. Please come back in a few days to see those pictures!
I’m not in
Kansas the city anymore!
Quilted Threads – 116 Main St., Henniker NH
I live in Washington DC but my favorite quilt shop is Quilted Threads in Henniker NH. Whenever I visit family in the area, I shop here. It is about a 20 minute drive from Interstate 93. Henniker, NH has to be the quaintest New England town ever. I could have taken pictures of a hundred old farm houses/barns close to this shop. (Maybe next time I will!)
Who would guess that you would find such amazing fabric in this little town? When you enter the store you are immediately greeted with a whole room of Japanese fabrics. I was told yesterday that they believe they have the largest selection in the US. It was hard not to drool, but I have to admit that the prices keep me from stashing too much of this beautiful fabric. The store was featured in this Spring/Summer 2011 Quilt Sampler magazine.
They pretty much have it all: batiks (although somewhat limited), novelty/kids prints, civil war prints, silks and linens, modern, Australian, Japanese, felted woolens, etc..
Here is a sampling of what I did buy:
Australian fabric and a little Kaufman I thought would go with it.
Echino Train and others
Crabtastic by by Maude Asbury
Zipper fobs and variegated pearl cotton
You can never have too many books!
They do have an online store. I was also told that they are about to become a Bernina dealership. If you are ever in the area (or within 100 miles), you do NOT want to miss this store!