Thursday, July 3, 2014

Patchwork Garden Quilt Shop Visit

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My pal, Lynne Hagmeier (Kansas Troubles Quilters) and I just returned from a wonderful visit to  Patchwork Garden Quilt Shop in East Amherst, NY.  Lynne and I both taught one full day class, a half day class, and each gave an evening lecture/trunk show.  Staying for several days really gave us time to get to know shop owners Joan & Beverly, as well as the many quilters we met at the events.  What a treat!

Here's a peek at the shop itself.....

Shop owner Joan Rogers ~ Patchwork Garden Quilt Shop
As you can see, the shop is light and airy.  Wonderful displays of every kind of fabric your heart desires await you!

They have a hefty selection of Civil War reproductions, and have ordered all of my fabric collections as well as others from Marcus Fabrics to name a few!  

The shop is located in an old home that Joan and Bev revamped and restored, and twice added additions.  They've done an outstanding job!  

Look at all that lovely fabric!  And great lighting!!  Every kind of fabric, Batiks, homespuns, flannels, novelty, and holidays are found in beautiful displays through out the shop.  

Including one of my all-time favorites....Kansas Troubles fabrics!!  

Our classes were too large to be held at the shop and were held nearby at a building called "The Barn".   The barn is at a wonderful location surrounded by well tended woods where we were visited by many types of birds, a few turtles, frogs and best of all, two young fawns who romped playfully nearby.  The barn has a very large indoor room......

.....and a super large covered outdoor patio.  The weather permitted us to use both spaces!  It was lovely to have the doors and windows open.    

Settler's Puzzle was my day-long class.  

Always so cool to see all the different versions of the same quilt!  I have a few to share with you and hope you enjoy the wide variety of fabrics.  

I am so fortunate to be able to work spending the day with quilters.  They're the best and the ladies Lynne and I met were extraordinary!  Our thanks to everyone who attended our classes and for the warm welcome all of you extended to us.  It was a visit we won't soon forget!!  

More about my visit to Patchwork Garden in my next post!

If you like the projects I taught and want to experience the fun the ladies at Patchwork Garden had, please consider joining the fun when I teach at the (infamous!) Primitives of the Midwest event hosted by Quilter's Station Quilt Shop in Lee's Summit, MO.

Primitives of the Midwest will begin next week, July 9th, with a kick off event hosted by none other than Blackbird Designs' Barb Adams and Alma Allen!!!  Workshops begin July 10th with a host of good folk art classes offered by the creators themselves.  Treat yourself to this very special event hosted by Quilter's Station shop owner Rita Briner, a designer in her own right. (Quilter's Station is a fabulous shop featured in Quilt Sampler, too!!)

Join me on Thursday, July 10th for my 
Settler's Puzzle workshop.

And Friday, July 11th for my Tin Pinkeep workshop. 

You'll be so happy you came to Primitives of the Midwest!!  

Click here for Primitives of the Midwest web information or call the Quilter's Station Quilt Shop toll free at (866) 649-8024!  


  1. I so do wish I lived closer, I would take a class in a heartbeat! Since tomm is a Holiday, and chance of getting "the big reveal" today for the quilt along??? Can you tell I'm anxious!

  2. What a lovely shop! Wish shops in my area carried those fabrics that I love, like this place appears to do!

  3. Pam, I would have loved to be in NY with you. It looks like you had a wonderful time. I love that you got to do what you love outside, how cool is that!!