This is the scene as you enter the shop! Total eye candy, isn't it? It's always like this, no matter when you go there. Julie and the shop girls work hard to change the displays in the store frequently, keeping things fresh and inspiring.
All of the quilts that you see on the walls and those tucked here and there are available as kits! Don't we all love kits! Notice the fabric on the floor right in front of the white iron bed?
That's Julie's newest fabric collection for Windham, called Miniatures, a yummy collection of soft pinks, browns, neutrals, and a few fun reds! It had just arrived a few days before. That is one of the reasons I went to JJ's...to pick up yardage so that I can use it in a quilt I have designed for my club, The Prairie Women's Sewing Circle. (I am now designing the projects for Journey 2.)
You can visit J.J.Stitches for yourself at http://www.jjstitches.com/. I will have even more J.J. Stitches goodies to share with you when I write a post about the Madison Expo in a few days, so... stay tuned.
Windham as well. Jeanne's latest line is called Simpler Tymes, and is a luscious collection of vintage style fabrics that I will be using for the club as well.
I don't have photos of the inside of the shop because when I was there, Jeanne was at the Expo. I asked permission to take photos, and the shop girls didn't feel comfortable saying yes unless the boss was there. I totally respect that! That's why I always ask. But let it suffice to say that your trip to the shop will have you filled with inspiration by all you see there, and you'll shop an awesome collection of fabric! The Country Sampler is well known for their wonderful quilts, all available as kits as well.
You'll see a photo of Jeanne and the Country Sampler booth in a few days. In the meantime, Jeanne has lots of pictures of the shop on her website, which is www.sgcountrysampler.com/.
After a day of shop hopping, visiting, and laughing, we only had to walk a few feet to to arrive at the door of our overnight nest within the 2nd Story, a retreat space owned and run above The Country Sampler quilt shop! Dinner, PJ's, and a favorite movie relaxed us for the evening in preparation for our day at the Quilt Expo.