Thursday, July 14, 2011

Forever in Stitches (Bluffton, OH)

Forever in Stitches

What a fabulous day! Returning from a business trip in Cincinnati, we passed a highway sign shouting QUILT SHOP along I-75. Bluffton, OH (located between Lima and Toledo) has a picturesque downtown with well-kept houses, historic buildings, flowers & benches, a mural, and a quilt shop.

Located in a 125-year old brick building, this was my second stop at Forever in Stitches. Although the shop is not overly large, it has thousands of bolts of fabrics, hundreds of fat quarters and the home of Raggedy Ruth patterns. This is a country quilter's quilt shop. They have a color wall, fabrics grouped by collection, samples, kits, and a good-sized notion wall. As you travel to the back of the shop, you will see several long-arm machines for custom quilting.

Under the watchful eye of the friendly shop dog, I bought a small table topper kit and some fat quarters to finish some projects. Inflation hasn't reached this shop yet - I was able to buy several yards for less than $9/yard. My travel companion also bought her first quilt - a shop sample in oranges & pinks - for just $75!

As we were leaving, we were given raffle tickets for their summer drawing. I don't remember 2nd and 3rd prize, but 1st is machine quilting for 12 quilts (totaling $1200!!!!) My tickets are hung on the fridge and I will be checking back on Sept 1st to see if I won! Wish me luck!

If you find yourself passing Bluffton, stop in! You'll never meet nicer people!


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