As promised….the quit shop!
In the Fall/Winter issue of Quilt Sampler, I was introduced to Millstone Quilts in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Since we had already planned a trip to Virginia in July ( I know….hot, hot hot!) I convinced my chauffeur that we had to stop! Besides, I was sure it was air-conditioned!
After visiting the Cod Harbor battlefield, we set out to find Millstone Quilts. It was nearby. How difficult could it be to find? Pretty darn difficult! But, please, don’t let that hold you back. When we travel, my husband and I can get lost going around the block! After driving down some very beautiful backroads, we finally reached our destination. The shop is in an old nineteenth century grist mill. You can see some of the workings on the third floor. Yes, I said third floor. There are three wonderful floors of fabrics!
I’m so sorry that I didn’t get the name of the woman working that day. She was so very nice! She made us feel welcome the minute we walked through the door. There is a small collection of 30s prints in the first room. Made me think of MiniQuilter. She loves those prints. I had to buy her some Sock Monkey fabric. OK…maybe for me, too. ;-)
I nearly made camp in the next room. It was full of Civil War reproduction fabrics and samples. I did drop some coin there! I got a nice bundle of CW fat quarters, some fat quarters for my sister…and for me…and a Kim Diehl book. I fell in love with the Idaho Girl sample that was displayed.
The two upper floors had a nice variety of Thimbleberries and fabrics with a country feel. And of course, the mill workings that fascinated my husband! Guys!
If you’re looking for brights or batiks, this may not be the place for you. But if you love reproduction fabrics as much as I do, you might want to bring a lunch!
Enjoy the slideshow!
I feel as though I’ve been MIA….even to my family. I’ve been hanging out here this past week with Kaye England. I learned that you can certainly teach an old dog new tricks!