Weekend trip to Quilting Cottage

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Saturday Shelbie and I had some errands to run. It was my son's 14th birthday (Happy Birthday Mason) and he is growing out of all his clothes. On our way to find him some new church pants (on sale Ross - yayy) we stopped at the Quilting Cottage in American Fork to drop off some patterns and find some coordinating fabric for a bag I'm making.
Quilting Cottage is located directly across from the public library in American Fork in a sweet old home. It was fun to browse the store and visit with old friends there. I ran into Janene (she gave us the fabulous lap boards at our quilt group) as she was shopping and Suzanne, who is my pal and runs the store.
The high ceilings in the main rooms lend themselves to hanging lovely ideas around the perimeter. Aren't these holiday mini quilts cute against the transoms?
This patchwork quilt looks great positioned over the decorative trim.
On the other side are bags and aprons. If you look closely you can see my "Mixed Bag" up there.
One quilt Shelbie and I were especially in love with is this flimsy made from new Moda fabric. It has a Japanese type feel to it and the colors are wonderful. Shelbie's trying to think of something fun to make with this line. (or have me make ;-))
This is my favorite corner of the store where my favorite fabrics are found and that dress quilt sure looks familiar!
More aprons and bags. You can see there is so much that catches your eye.
Here is Suzanne. Her grandson popped into the store to bring her a treat while we were there.
We thought this quilt was especially cute too. I love everything about it including the applique and center block. I really like that idea of bordering with strips of different fabrics.

Later this week I'll show you the fabric I bought for my bag lining and trim. I have to get a little more finished on it first.

Spring and St. Paddy's day tomorrow!

-nanette
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Busty LaRue said...

What a fun little shop! We'll have to make a trip up there sometime.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love quiltshops and all the inspiration! Thanks for sharing the pictures - I've been drooling over the Wonderland line too :)

Jackie said...

Nanette, So funny, the first things that I picked out of the pictures were your creations!! You are just so famous. By the way, my son turns 14 in a few weeks too. Happy Birthday, Mason!

Mimi Sue said...

I really need to take a trip down south. This is definitely a place to visit. Mimi

Dionne said...

Such a cute little shop! Your creations look fabulous on display!
Cheers,
Dionne
PS - Happy Birthday to Mason!

Simply This and That said...

Oh I love field trips. I have one planned for next month and will share too! ;o) ooxx`jodi

Rachel said...

drat! I wish now that I had been more into quilting when we lived in Provo! I would love to visit, but now I'm all the way across the country!

Sherri said...

What a great shop...and your bag and dress quilt look wonderful up on the wall! What line is that Moda Japanese fabric...is it Wonderland?

Nadine said...

OMG, if I was lucky enough to have such a LOVELY quilt shop (Alibaba Cavern!) I'd spend my whooole days (and money) there, for sure !

THANKS for showing, Nanette ;>)
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Nedra said...

Thanks for the tour of the Quilting Cottage. That's one place I haven't been yet. Did they move into this building in the last two years? I'll have to check it out next time I drive up North.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a safe (and inexpensive) way to go quilt fabric shopping! You do the showing and spending and I sit here and enjoy!

Thimbleanna said...

Hey -- I've been there LOL! And it's a really cute shop too!

Carrie P. said...

Great store and I love that last quilt too.

Des said...

Fun store! I wish we could make it that far south on our shop hop. Just never venture past Gardner Village.

Nanci said...

Oh my, I love that last quilt. Looks so simple but the little bar- detail just makes it.
You must have hated to leave after that experience. Oh but you said you go there often. Lucky you!

Fiesta said...

Lovely store. I bet it is such a good feeling for you to see your work displayed.

Candace said...

Happy Birthday Mason!

What a fun trip with Shelbie, Nanette and I saw your work right away! Such a cute shop!
Cheers!

Momoo said...

Neat quilt shop. It's always nice to completed projects for ideas. I usually like to add my own personal touch or put a couple of ideas together.

Eileen said...

What a beautiful quilt shop. We just don't have ANYthing like that around here. I love it that they are featuring all your things.. that is so much fun.
Happy Birhday Macon. Seems like you are always having a birthday there! :-D

jen duncan said...

You know I love shopping online as much as you but thank goodness for our local quilt shops too, huh? Yours looks wonderful. :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

First Happy Birthday Mason! What a fun shop and all the more fun to see your creations all over. i would love to get into that corner too!!

Messy Karen said...

i've never even wanted to travel to Utah. but you sure have some cute quilt shops.

Erin said...

Wow! That store looks amazing. I love the Shamrock Quilt. Hope things are going well for you and a Happy Birthday to Mason. I've been out of the loop for a while and not feeling well...so it's good to get back into blogland.

Erin

jabeybaby said...

What a neat store! I've ordered from a store by that name before! Are they on ebay?

CJ said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures of that quilt store. WOW! I would love to have a store like that near by!

Kim said...

such a lovely shop
happy b day to your son :)

Kim said...

Nanette,

It looks like you've been busy but, I didn't want you to miss the party that's going on at my place. Come by for a visit and stay awhile if you get a chance. You won't want to miss out. Invite Flora too and you can bring your friends with you if they want to come.

Hugs, Kim

P.S. I love all of the pictures of the quilts.

mau said...

love that shop...what a candy store..LOL.

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Birthday to Mason. I was just in that shop Thursday. It is very nice. I just love it.

Rae Ann said...

How lovely to get a birds I view of a Quilt Shop. I too love the pink and white quilt and the applique.
Rae Ann

Lori Holt said...

Nanette-
Thanks for the tour:) I went there for the first time last shop-hop.
Now I'm reminded I should zip over there again....
Your designs are DARLING in there!
Lori

Catherine said...

What a fabulous store!! I can see why you love that last quilt -- it looks like so much fun!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous store. I see why you enjoy it.

Millie said...

What a neat quilt shop! There are so many quilts and projects to get inspired. Lovely sweet and soft colors.

Dawn said...

You're right...Utah does have the best quilt shops!! Looks like a great day!! Lovely shop!

Karen said...

I love the Quilting Cottage. My daughter and her family almost bought the house next door. I could never live that close to a quilt shop;) Isn't Spring the greatest??? Well, at least a close second to Fall;) Love it!!!

pratima said...

Lovely little shop. The quilts hanging in there are so sweet.
Thank you for sharing lovely pics :)

Nan said...

Another quilt shop to put on my list of must-sees someday. It is a lovely shop and all the inspiration is wonderful. I really like seeing your creations being showcased there, too.