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Friday, March 18, 2011

Iowa Road Trip - Day One

My daughter & I had the best day for travel....just the way I like it...sunny and dry, no road construction..no traffic to speak of.  We left home headed for Williamsburg, IA..home of The Woolen Needle Quilt Shop.  I found out about The Woolen Needle when it was featured in the last issue of Quilt Sampler magazine.  The photos they had made me drool.  I hoped that what I saw in the magazine was what I would find when I visited.  Take a look....

Everywhere you look it's glorious eye candy.  The store is smaller than I thought it would be, but it's packed with wonderful goodies in every nook and cranny.  The Valdani display is a feast for the eyes, too!

Beautiful cotton fabrics are one feature of the shop.  You can find a large selection of Andover - Jo Morton, Judie R and others from Marcus Bros, Julie Hendricksen and Windham, Kansas Troubles, and a very large selection of hard to find Daiwabos.  Then....for all you wool lovers (me included), it's knock your socks off wool yardage for applique, and several width cuts for rug hooking. 

Look at the cute displays!  There are kits for cotton quilts, wool projects of all kinds and combos of both cotton and wool. 

Fabrics are mixed in with antiques and vintage goodies everywhere.  Look how cute the kitchen is!  I want to move in.

Even the screen door to the shop office is adorable!

Best of all...the ladies at the shop were warm and welcoming.  I thank them for allowing me to take these pictures to share with all of you.  I didn't buy any kits...I was sorely tempted, but I resisted because I have at least 2 more quilt shops to visit tomorrow....and I have to pass this way again going home.  Don't giggle at me!  You all know you would do the same thing!!!!  I did buy enough fabric to qualify for a free Quilt Diva T-Shirt.  Oh yeah.....that's me alright....Quilt Diva.  I know you're all ROTFL!  Me too!!  More adventures in Iowa tomorrow.  Pam


  1. Eye-candy for sure! What a delightful shop!

  2. Wow! That's my kind of shop! Thanks for the pictures!

  3. I agree with Cheryl, I need a bib!!! Thanks for sharing Pam.
    Karen Schultz

  4. What a wonderful shop. It looks like all my favorite things!