I recently had the opportunity to check out a new quilt shop with some of my friends. Four of us traveled from Dubois County to Bedford, Indiana, to meet with another friend and check out Ginger Threads. This is a quilt shop located on the east side of the square in Bedford.
We discussed this in the car as we drove home...all of us were a bit disappointed with the size of the shop when we first opened the door. However, we were ALL pleasantly surprised by the contents of the shop itself. As somebody said, "This is the first time in a long time I haven't been bored by a quilt shop--seeing the same old thing."
This shop has A LOT to offer. Jessica, the owner, carries modern fabrics. She has LOTS of interesting samples located throughout the store. When we first walked in, all of us immediately noticed her sample of the Gypsy Wife quilt. If you are not familiar with this quilt, it is a "modern-looking" scrap quilt. It will look totally different based on what fabrics you choose to use. It is a GREAT scrap-buster quilt (and most of us can use that). I looked at the book for this quilt today on Amazon, and the price was $33. Jessica sells the book for $19.99. If you'd like to see what a version of the quilt looks like, this is the link to it on Amazon. Needless to say, four of the five of us bought the book. Her Gypsy Wife sample is on the right in the picture.
I know, I know. You are saying to yourself, "That place doesn't look very big," but you will be surprised with what you'll find in this shop. There is classroom space in the back, and the Stone City Quilt Guild meets at the shop. You will find a nice selection of modern fabrics, books, and patterns along with notions and magazines. Jessica offers machine quilting and a variey of classes at the shop. She has a webpage, a Facebook page (that you can find from the webpage), and a blog (which could be updated a bit more often). Be sure to check those out. The shop even sponsors a quilt retreat. She is a full-service, friendly quilt shop. There is a pleasant surprise around every corner. We REALLY enjoyed our shopping experience there, and I think you will too.
Stop in, say hello to Jessica, and tell her I sent you!
(Just an FYI--I am NOT being compensated in any way for this blog post. I am just a happy customer wishing to pass along a great quilt shop to you.)