|Filling up the horses at the gas station (seriously)!|
The first stop was the town of Intercourse, PA, a touristy but very pretty town. It featured a number of quilt shops in the area, carrying fabric, pre-made quilts or both! The first stop on our quilting tour was The Old Country Store, probably the BEST quilt shop I have every visited. It was huge and featured (i) giftware in front (a perfect place for bored husbands to browse), (ii) a wing devoted to pre-made Amish quilts, (iii) a beautiful quilt museum upstairs, currently featuring incredible modern quilts and (v) a large fabric store in the back!
|Can't wait to get in and shop!|
|The window display. Swoon!|
|Amish quilt on display.|
|Modern quilt exhibit. Gorgeous!|
|I love the various tumbling block layouts!|
|Just a portion of the fabric store.|
|A glimpse of the pre-made section.|
|Hand quilted and beautiful!|
I also stopped by Bitty Kinna's down the street, which was a nice shop as well (some great patterns for sale). They were very friendly there, and I got to see a finished version of this block of the month quilt that is currently available at the City Quilter! It's the only one of the three that is open on Sundays.
|It looks amazing in person!|
|My fabric finds (I didn't go too wild, but it was so much fun!)|
|The left bundle will become a table runner, the middle will embellish some kitchen towels, and the right will become an Amish-style quilt (one day!)|