Friday, October 28, 2011

Bits 'N Pieces (Wayne, MI)

I can't believe I haven't shared Bits 'n Pieces in Wayne, Michigan yet!  LOVE - LOVE - LOVE this shop!

I still chuckle over the first time I visited.  I was driving along Michigan Avenue.  I looked over and saw all these people staring at me from grandstands, balloons attached to the railings, food carts along the route.  Why were they staring at me in my little Ford Taurus?  Because I had inadvertently driven into their annual "Wayne Cruise" and, amongst the classic cars that engulfed me as I drove, my car was a tad bit conspicuous!

Located in a 10-sided building, this shop is within driving distance from Detroit Metro airport (in the quaint little town of Wayne, MI).  It was featured in the 2009 edition of B&H Quilt Sampler.

Many affordable blocks of the months. Huge selections of Modas and Benartex.  Lots of pre-cuts and many, many, many samples.  They have a class room and a full line of sewing machines and notions.

My favorite room - holds reproductions and batiks.

Did you know they are known for creating their own patterns?  This one is my absolute favorite and versions of it have made the appearance at several local quilt shows.  Stop and ask the owner - she will tell you the trick for easy machine-appliqueing of all those little leaves.
I really love this shop because the staff is so friendly and so helpful.  It seems like every time I'm in there they have a new trick to share.  The owner, in particular, takes an interest in all her visitors.

Let me know if you go!
Elisa


4 comments:

  1. I can't believe I haven't seen that shop! My son and his family lived there for several years, so I drove through Wayne regularly. Geesh! Thanks for sharing! Love that last quilt!!!

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  2. I have not been but have heard it's a great shop. It's on the list!

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  3. I love that shop too, haven't been there in years! I love that quilt in the last pic. What a beauty!

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  4. I love Bits and Pieces, too, but have not been to the shop since it moved into this building. My sister and I used to see them each year in Paducah and have several of their original patterns and kits. Thanks for sharing.

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