Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Village Quilt Shoppe + Milestone

WOW!  Can you believe it?  100th post!  I wasn't sure when I started this in January if I'd have enough to say (my family would dispute this - they're sure I can't be stopped!).  To date, I've had 4,178 visits to my blog - wow!  Thank you to all my new friends and all my old friends who have stuck around :)

Today I wanted to share a little gem tucked away in Lake Orion, MI called The Village Quilt Shoppe.  It's 25 miles north of Detroit and prominently located in Canterbury Village.

Owned by Carolyn Vagts and opened in 2004, this store is as comfortable as the location is quaint.  It contains a variety of everything: Dr. Seuss, Orientals, batiks, reproduction fabrics, novelties, holiday (bought some great patriotic fabrics today!), retros, solids, polka dot, animal prints, silks, wools, Moda, Kauffman, Riley Blake.  Too much to list here!  It's the type of store that is great for starting new projects but also for locating just that one piece of fabric your quilt is missing.  Many of the fabrics I find here I don't see at other stores.

I especially like this store because everyone is so friendly and smiling - and not because they get paid for it!  As I was ogling their book display, I heard from behind me, "good thing about in here is that you're allowed to touch!"  They are also very community minded.  They are collecting handmade doll quilts, Christmas stockings and food donations for Lighthouse of Oakland County.

If you get a chance, stop in!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,
    My name is Carolyn Vagts, the owner of that shoppe and I do thank you for the kind words. I am not there as often as I would like to be. I am working in Indiana as editor of Quilter's World. But my first love is my shoppe. Thank you so much for the highest of all compliments.


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