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    Quilt shops Nashville, and Restaurant suggestions

    I will be driving from Toledo, Ohio to Nashville in a few weeks, Any quilt shops/fabric stores in or near Nashville. Also any restaurant suggestions that have good southern comfort foods? I will be staying about 30 miles west of Nashville, and will be there for 3-4 days. My grand daughter wants to go to the Bluebird café any feed back on this place. She only wants to go because that is where Taylor Swift was discovered?
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    Ooooh. You have to go to the Loveless cafe! Fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, banana pudding.... Well now I'm hungry! And there are too many success stories to list from the Bluebird. That's where most of the greats cut their teeth! Artists and writers. Check their website for a schedule as it is very popular and can be standing room only. Shame I don't know any quilt shops. But then there's the Ryman!
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    Drive to Marcy Jo's Mealhouse in Columbia. Great home cooked food and cute restaurant.

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    I'll second Loveless Cafe! Great southern food.

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    Quilter's Attic in Goodlettsville, about 12 or so miles north of Nashville is a fun stop. They have lots of samples to view. They are closed on Mondays, I think.

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    Be sure to Google the area so that you can see where everything is located being able to not get lost. Have fun.
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    There is a shop called "The Quilting Squares" in Franklin (just a little bit south of Nashville). I remember it being packed with fabric! Franklin is also a gorgeous area - lots of older homes. I think it's where Alan Jackson lives

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    If you are coming down I65 thru Kentucky stop at Whittles near Smiths Grove it is close to Bowling Green and has super prices. They have a web site where you can get address and other info. They are closed Thursday and Sunday

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    DH and I will be going to Nashville in July for the annual meeting of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society. The shops mentioned are much appreciated, as the only activity I will be attending is the concert Saturday night, so plan to have plenty of time to visit quilt stores. Also, we will be driving from Nashville through Clarksville to Hopkinsville, KY on a "memory run", as we lived outside Ft. Campbell when I was 10 and have never been back. Does anyone know of any quilt stores in Clarksville or Hopkinsville?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    If you are coming down I65 thru Kentucky stop at Whittles near Smiths Grove it is close to Bowling Green and has super prices. They have a web site where you can get address and other info. They are closed Thursday and Sunday
    I second this stop. You can get off the exit for the Corvette museum. It's out in the country and a beautiful drive. They have fabrics $2-$3 that aren't on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mckwilter View Post
    DH and I will be going to Nashville in July for the annual meeting of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society. The shops mentioned are much appreciated, as the only activity I will be attending is the concert Saturday night, so plan to have plenty of time to visit quilt stores. Also, we will be driving from Nashville through Clarksville to Hopkinsville, KY on a "memory run", as we lived outside Ft. Campbell when I was 10 and have never been back. Does anyone know of any quilt stores in Clarksville or Hopkinsville?
    Granny B's is in Dickson. It is in the process of moving to a new location next to Hobby Lobby. Contact Faye at http://www.granny-b.com/gbstore/ for more details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrums View Post
    Granny B's is in Dickson. It is in the process of moving to a new location next to Hobby Lobby. Contact Faye at http://www.granny-b.com/gbstore/ for more details.

    Oh I loved Granny B's. I did a Google search to find the name of the little tea room that was also in Dickson and was sad to see it closed in 2009. It was a darling little place.

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    There are a number of quilt shops in the Nashville area. The Textile shop in Berry Hill is in the process of closing its shop for a move to a new location. They have nice a bit pricey fabrics for garments and quilting. Currently fabric is 50% off. Contact them when in Nashville to see if the shop is still open or if they've changed their hours.
    http://www.textilefabricstore.com/pu...tml/index.html

    Other places to stop:

    Franklin:

    The Quilting Squares on Hwy 31

    Sewing Machine Station Cool Springs Mall area on Seaboard Lane (plaza across from Costco next to Classy Cat furniture store)...open TU-SA. In the back (classroom area) there are nice sale fabrics.

    Stitcher's Garden in the plaza on Royal Oaks Blvd. between Trees and Trends and Big Lots(used to be called the K-mart plaza) --Word of warning.....This place is jammed packed with fabric. If you have difficulty walking it may not be convenient for you. It's worth a look-see though.

    Murfreesboro has a number of shops outside of the center of town. I haven't been there lately. There are beautiful homes near Murfreesboro's town center too.

    Quilt Connection
    Mid-South Sewing
    Absolutely Fun Sewing
    are some.

    Go to http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/ and click on start here. Although the RowByRow event doesn't start until June there are a number of quilt shops posted for states you will be traveling through.

    That's how I'm planning my summer vacation. :0)

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    Someone named a lot of my favorite places, eating and finding fabrics. For eating, Loveless Café and for fabric, Whittles absolutely cannot be beat, and for a LQS, Quilter's Attic in Goodlettsville. I haven't been to any of the ones in Franklin and Murfreesboro, but will soon; and the little eating place in Columbia is on our list of things to do soon. Have fun. And if you find any good ones on your own, let us hear of them.
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    Thank all of you for your suggestions....My grand daughter wants to go to the Bluebird café, hope I can get tickets. I will have to try some restaurant suggestions, I am printing out this list so I don't forget any of your suggestions...I have been to Whittles and it is a great place to shop, hoping to stop there on my way home.
    Dyan

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