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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Visit to Keepsake Quilting

Just last week, I had the immense pleasure of taking my annual shopping trip with my oldest daughter to one of our most favorite shops in the universe, Keepsake Quilting. Below is a little tour of the shop, but keep in mind that what you see in the pictures is only the areas where I could take pictures without people in them! The lady who cut our fabric for us told me that at last inventory, they had over 13,000 bolts of fabric in the store! Imagine!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingThis is the quaint little New England shopping plaza that houses Keepsake Quilting. The portion of it that you see in the picture is mostly the quilt shop, but a little portion on the left is where Keepsake Needlearts is located. And the part on the far right is where Patternworks, our favorite yarn shop, is located. I'll share that shopping trip in another post! This one already has loads of pictures!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingNow we're getting closer to all that wonderful fabric!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingBut first, a stop in the ladies' room! Isn't it lovely? Those are fresh flowers on the sink!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingAnd even the wallpaper in the restroom is pretty! Now that we can concentrate on what we came for, it's time to get busy!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingOoops, I really tried to avoid taking pictures of people, but I couldn't resist this rack of 1930's reproduction fabrics. There was more on the other side too!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingChristmas and other seasonal fabrics are available year-round along with patterns and kits and medleys and anything else you could imagine!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingRows upon rows...

Visit to Keepsake Quilting...in every color of the rainbow...

Visit to Keepsake Quilting...who knew there could be so many shades of cream...and that's not all of them!

Visit to Keepsake Quilting...it just keeps going and going and going...

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingThis is just a small portion of their selection of flannel...just delicious!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingAnd look at all this minkee...I had to touch every bolt! The colors were gorgeous!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingThis corner had mostly reds, whites and blues along with lots of patterns, medleys, fat quarter bundles, kits and finished quilts to spark your imagination.

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingEvery end cap was loaded with kits, patterns, medleys, fat quarter and half yard bundles, die-cut shapes, you name it! And in each row, there were clip-strips of individual fat quarters of the fabrics in that row. You can see down the left side of this picture, the end caps of at least 7 rows of fabric. Each row is 3 levels high and full to overflowing on both sides! And this is just one small corner of the shop!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingThis is what you see upon entering through one of the doors from the outside. Very inviting!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingNeed a red fabric? If you can't find it here, it doesn't exist!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingHow about an off-white?

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingHow about some greens? This is just one row of greens. There were many more!

Visit to Keepsake QuiltingHow about some light blues?

I had to put my camera away and get down to my own business, but there is so much more in this shop that my own pictures didn't show. There are racks and racks of pattern books and quilting books, walls covered with patterns and packaged kits and fabric bundles of all sorts. There is a whole section with racks of every notion and tool and gadget you can imagine.

Keepsake Quilting is a destination in itself, not only for the immense array of fabric it offers, but for the customer service as well. If you are looking for fabric to use for a particular project and you can't find the perfect one, all you need to do is ask for help and you'll have your own personal fabric shopper help you find the perfect match for your project. All the people who work in the shop know the store inside and out and are more than willing to help you find whatever it is you need. Another nice thing about this shop is that no one hovers over you. If you need help, they are there, but if not, you are free to wonder the rows and get lost in your own little fabric fantasy. Shopping at Keepsake Quilting is a grand experience! I highly recommend it!

I'll share pictures of our purchases another time. Next stop: Patternworks, our favorite yarn shop.

Happy Stitching!

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  • oh, i am green with envy! i would love to visit keepsake quilting and i had no idea that they had a yarn shop! thank you for the pics! can't wait to see your purchases and the rest of your pics! ☺

    By Blogger Purple and Paisley, At July 19, 2009 at 2:41 PM  

  • There is a lovely shop in Costa Mesa, CA by the name of "Piecemakers" that is delightful like your quilt shop. They have so many things that it is a delight to the eyes to visit. :)

    By Blogger Kathryn, At July 19, 2009 at 3:14 PM  

  • Wondering if Mr. Creations would like to go there on vacation???

    I'll take one yard of every green please!

    By Blogger Stephanie, At July 19, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

  • My BIL and SIL, live near there but it seems evry time we visit there is just no time, after seeing your pictures, I WLL MAKE TIME!!! Thank you for sharing!

    By Blogger Jane's Fabrics and Quilts, At July 19, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

  • Wow! I didn't know you were so close to my house. I live an hour away from Keepsake. Next time you go, you should let me know and I'll meet you there. I love the shop, but going there once a year is plenty for me (unless there's friends involved)

    By Blogger Sweet P, At July 19, 2009 at 7:28 PM  

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