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Monday, November 19, 2012

Indiana Travels

Well....it's just been too long since I've had a chance to post.  I've missed all of you, dear readers!  When last I posted, I promised a report on my trip to Indiana, to Back Door Quilts, and to visit with the Bloomington Quilt Guild.

My first stop was to a quilt shop I've long known about, heard nothing but great things about, have seen numerous times at Chicago's Quilt Festival, but  until now, never had the chance to visit.....
Back Door Quilts in Greenwood, IN.

Linda & Teri have owned Back Door Quilts for 25+ years.  The shop is over the moon wonderful, chock full of samples, samples everywhere.  There's so much there to inspire you!!  I'll let the photos speak for themselves, but trust me...don't miss this shop if you're anywhere in Indiana!!

Isn't it amazing how many goodies are in this shop?  There truly is something for everyone.  They carry every imaginable fabric, and if by chance there's something you need that they don't have, they will be happy to order it for you. 
The moment I walked in the door, I was surprised to see very familiar quilts on the ceiling!!
 The shop girls display a few of the Prairie Women Sewing Circle projects on the ceiling. 
Most of the other samples are in their classroom space, which resides in a separate
building across the parking lot.  It, too, is full of wonderful quilts.  

They have a large and very active group of Prairie women at the Back Door! 
I have posted photos of their show-n-tell on numerous occasions.

 They also have a bunch of lovely samples of my Lucy's Prairie Pockets.......

As well as this Christmas tree decorated in a variety of my Wee Whimsies block quilts all done in Christmas greens & reds.  So cute!  I can't wait to go back!!  Thanks to Linda, Teri and all the shop girls for allowing me to linger for many hours, and for making me feel so welcome!

After my visit to the Back Door, I was on my way to spend the evening with the
Bloomington, Indiana Quilters Guild. 
I gave my lecture, Secrets of Professional Quilters ~ Revealed
and showed several suitcases of my quilts from magazines, patterns & Prairie Women.
 The next day was spend with these lovely ladies in my workshop Practice What I Preach.  They were all very fun, warm and generous, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them.  There are a whole lot of very, very talented quilters in this guild!!  I thank them so much for allowing me to spend some time with them all!!  Truly, you just can't miss spending the day with quilters!!

Please don't forget to email me a photo of your
Forget Me Not quilt!!
The deadline is November 30th.....only 11 days away!!
Thanks for visiting with me today!


  1. Thanks for sharing!! Way better than any Quilt Sampler Magazine QS!! Gorgeous shop!!

  2. Oh my goodness! You make me want to move to Indiana! That quilt shop is phenomenal! I have never seen so any quilts ion one shop! Thank you for sharing...and I bet the guild adored all your quilts and your quilt talk!

  3. Yea, welcome back. I missed you. I will be stopping at Back Door Quilts if I every pass that way. It looks wonderful!

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