Thursday, September 22, 2011

Interquilten in Interlochen, MI

If Quilt-n-Bee is a cherry nut cupcake, then Interquilten is a country cherry pie.   Interquilten is located in Interlochen, MI (renown for their world famous performing arts program and beautiful, sparkling lakes and scenic roadways).


To get there, you must drive about 20 minutes west of Traverse City along curving roads (trees are changing colors right now) sharing the road with anything from timber trucks to caravans of Porches or an odd Model A or two. 

I love Interquilten for their rustic charm.  Pull up to this odd shape little building and you know it’s filled with goodies inside!  Last year I spent hours pouring over their gorgeous batiks (and buying WAY too many). This year, unfortunately, it was a mad dash in and out between raindrops.


The inside looks like a NW Michigan cabin with high, slanted ceilings, wooden floors & counters and a tree sprouting in the middle! 




I did take the time to browse their batiks, touch some wools, ooh over their novelty fabrics, and finally cut into their Halloween bolts!  Right when you walk in you are greeted by a treasure chest of Marcus Brothers' Tricks or Treats Halloween fabrics watched over by the cutest of witches!  I can’t wait to get started:




The staff are very friendly and the type of ladies you gab over coffee with (they were making a fresh pot while I was there).  

Not an actual staff member!
As I was leaving, they asked that I remind you about an upcoming quilt show this weekend.

Rumpled Quilts Kin Presents
Patchwork in the Pines Quilt Show
An Exhibition of the Quilting Arts
Sat. Sept 24 from 9-5
Traverse City East Middle School
Go to www.tcquiltshow.com for details
There's approximately 290+ quilts but vendors, demos, raffle quilt, etc.

Northern Michigan is beautiful and the Northwest region is truly a jewel.  I wish everyone could experience its natural beauty (big trees, blue lakes, Sleeping Bear Dunes, deer & chipmunks) and its man-made gems (fun & funky shops, Mackinac Brewery, Cherry Republic, Boomers Ice Cream shop).   And, while up there, stop in at some of the many amazing quilt shops peppering the peninsula area!



 Happy Stitching!
Elisa

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the photo tour of Interquiltin. It's on my list to visit.

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  2. Nice post! I am definitely going to have to check this one out! I have not been to it!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. What a nice post! Thanks for the great tour and great pictures of your travels!!

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