Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vintage Threads, Fabric, Iowa.....

My family and I made an unplanned trip to Iowa this past weekend.
My mom is having some health issues and with my impending surgery next week...
this weekend was the only option to go for a visit.
During the visit, I stopped at the local quilt store called the Cotton Cabin.
I found a few fat quarters of Marcus Brother's fabric to add to my civil war stash.
It was a good visit to the shop and the owner suggested I travel up the highway to Dyersville.
You know the home of the "Field of Dreams" and the catch phrase "It's not heaven it's Iowa" .

Here's the store fron of Vintage Threads.
It turns out that Vintage Threads was chosen as one of the top 10 quilt shops and will be featured in the Fall 2011 Quilt Sampler magazine!
How cool for them.
I was excited to visit a top 10 shop and was able to see their quilt that will be featured in the magazine.
I didn't take pictures inside as I got the impression that wouldn't be a good idea with the magazine thing this fall.

Some of my fabric loot: good ole red, white and blue.
With these prints I taught my mom how to make yo-yo's with a Clover yo-yo maker.
She's going to make a  yo-yo flag and these prints were perfect.

And here are some the other odd and ends that jumped in my arms :)
Over all its a nice shop with wool, primitive and dark colors.
So if you are in the area of Northeast Iowa...check out the Cotton Cabin and Vintage Threads you shouldn't be disappointed.


sunny said...

Sounds like a fun trip. I hope your mom is doing well.

Needled Mom said...

I love Dyersville! I grew up not to far from there, but I have not been to the shop. I will have to check it out next time I get back there. Looks like a great place.

Karen said...

Glad you had a chance to visit two quilt shops while in Iowa! Hope your Mom is doing better. Good luck with your upcoming surgery.


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I hope your mom feels better soon, Vickie. Love all the goodies you bought for yourself.

Brooke said...

Looks like a fun shop to visit.

My family is from Davenport, Iowa. I always loved spending time in that part of the country while I was growing up. It is so beautiful there, and midwest people are so kindhearted.

I hope your visit was good medicine for your Mom, and that she starts to feel better.

Teresa said...

These are my local quilt shops. Love them