Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Help-info needed for trip!

  1. #1
    Senior Member zkosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Posts
    671
    My friend, MIL, and I are driving from Houston to Buffalo, NY in July and want to plan our route by visiting good quilt shops along the way. We are actually heading to pick up my friend's sister in Buffalo and go to QBL in Syracuse. This is my 4th time at QBL, 2nd for my MIL, and at least 11th for my friend, but usually we fly in.

    Anyway, we thought it would be fun to drive and shop along the way so now we are working on what route to take. We will most likely drive through Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and the western part of Pennsylvania. I know this probably seems vague, but any suggestions that you have would be appreciated. I do have a copy of the Quilter's Traveling Companion so I am looking up shops in that.

    Thanks for any suggestions you offer! :D :-D

  2. #2
    Super Member bibliostone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    1,602
    Blog Entries
    113
    There are several in the Columbus, OH area. One not to miss is the Glass Thimble, not too far off route 71. Two houses were connected together and you just wander from room to room. Parking is in the rear. Other good ones are Quilt Trends, Quilt Beginnings, and Red Rooster.

  3. #3
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,014
    I am a former Buffalo resident. When ever I go back home there are two places I must stop at.
    1. Favorite Fabrics - a board member here, an internet shop but they let you come a shop .... very good prices for the latest released fabrics. Wonderful staff! Do check the hours since they are an internet "store" they do not have traditional retail hours.
    They are in Orchard Park... FYI you will think you are lost when you try to find it.. The first time I went I had to call from the parking lot to get to the right building. It is sooo worth the stop.
    http://favoritefabric.com/
    2. The Quilt Farm- its in a real barn that has been converted into a quilt shop, on both floors. Prices are not as favorable as Favorite Fabrics .. but it is a REALLY big traditional quilt shop. I typically do both in the same day , first Fav Fabrics , then The Quilt Farm. This one you will think you are lost as well since its really out on a farm area , no other retail in the area.
    http://www.quiltfarm.net/

    If my time was limited and I absolutely had to pick just one ---It would be Favorite Fabrics.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Merced, CA
    Posts
    4,230
    Blog Entries
    1
    Take along strapping tape, 2 inch clear tape for putting over addresses, pens and typing paper/computer paper, addresses==you'd be surprised at how these will leave your mind when you're tired and trying to write them down.
    You can get boxes at any US Post Office, but have to get your own from stores if shipping by UPS.

    What? You're not going to buy enough to ship? I'll bet you do!!

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,255
    It will be a bit out of the way, but if you have time visit the Berlin, ohio area. Millers Dry goods, Helping hands, and Zincks are all worth the trip. There are many more in the area, you could spend a lot of time just in this area. Also, if you are coming up 71(I would guess you would be)Country Charm in Ashland is nice too. Not far off the highway. Doesn't look like much from the road but she has a ton of stuff inside. Very nice lady!

  6. #6
    Super Member earlylace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Northwest, NJ
    Posts
    1,556
    yes, Berlin OH is a good stop.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-63814-1.htm

  7. #7
    Senior Member zkosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Posts
    671
    I'm so excited to get these tips! And, Ramona, what good advice. I was already worried about space in my RAV 4 and figured that shipping would be an option, but that is as far as I got.

    We will be taking two machines with us, both computerized. A friend thought that heat might be bad for them while we are shopping. Does anyone know anything about that? She suggested putting them in coolers. :-)

  8. #8
    Super Member montanajan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    NW Montana
    Posts
    1,316
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'd make the Holmes County area in Ohio a "must see" if I were you. Its south of Canton, Ohio and smack in the middle of Amish and Mennonite country. Check out Millersburg, Ohio and quilt shops near there. Many of the businesses employ local quilters. You can see web sites for many of these prior to your trip. Helping Hands has terrific sales.
    Here are some quilt shops:
    Miller's Dry Goods - in the village of Charm, Ohio
    Helping Hands - Berlin, Ohio
    Zinck's Fabric outlet - East Berlin, Ohio
    Grandma Fannie's Quilt barn - Berlin, Ohio
    Swiss Village Quilts - East Sugarcreek on St Rt 39
    I imagine there are more - contact 1 & you can get a list.

    Also, go to this site for Ohio quilts for sale:
    Ohio-travel.suite101.com/article.cfm/buying-a-quilt-in-Amish-country.
    My hubby is from Ohio & we used to live near this area.
    Not quilting, but also a great store to visit in the area is Lehman's in Kidron, Ohio- Google it & see all they offer for the home, garden, etc, much of it crafted by or sold for the Amish & Mennonite. Run by Lehman family for generations, it was originally founded to serve the non-electric needs of Amish families, & still has many items for a simple life. I buy canning & kitchen items from them - order on line & have it shipped to me.
    Have a wonderful trip, even if this location is not in your path. It would be so fun to travel with a quilter who understands that your car brakes for fabric.

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Cadiz, KY
    Posts
    146
    Hancocks in Paducah,KY and a stop at the Quilt Museum.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    upstate rural NY
    Posts
    168
    There is a new shop west of Syracuse. It is Patchworks.
    It is on Rt 20, just east of Skeaneatlas NY. The building is new. It is something like 5000 square feet. You can't miss it as you come over the hill. It will be on your right.
    They also carry yarn. The price range is $8 to $14 or so and the quality is the best.
    In Skeaneatlas, you can eat at Doug's Fish Fry. Best around.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.