Saturday, April 14, 2012

More Shipshewana Fun

In the last couple of days I've been doing some sewing, shopping and walking around town enjoying the sunshine and the sights of Shipshewana.

This is mostly Kaffe Fassett and Phillip Jacobs fabric. There are so many gorgeous fabrics that it takes several trips back to Lollys to decide what to buy.

Here is more fabric with a nice selection of Kim McLean patterns.  This is not all of the Kaffe fabric at Lollys.

This is the window display at The Cuddle Shop in the basement of the Davis Mercantile Building.  Cuddle has the same look and feel as minkee. 

Any quilter that has been to Shipshewana knows about "the boat".   The boat is filled with fat quarters, and you never know what you are going to find there.  This time our group has a coupon to purchase our fat quarters for $1each through our entire stay.  I've been boating twice so far this trip.  This shop is filled with sale fabric from Lollys.

Now doesn't that look like fun?

Yoders has even more fabric. 

Here is a cute display of rick-rack in Yoders.  That's more fabric in the background.  Both Yoders and Lollys has some yarn, too.
The Amish were in town today.

An antique store; love the architecture here.

More antiques......

Another interesting shop.

Some quilts for sale.

The Blue Gate Restaurant. 

Beautiful wooden cabinet inside the Blue Gate with all kinds of things for sale.

And remember..........
Thanks for stopping by for a visit! 


  1. Looks like a perfect way to take a break from quilting. Hope you are getting lots done at your retreat.

  2. I've been to most of those places too and had such a great time there. Your wonderful pix make me want to go again!

  3. Wish I could have been there too. Thanks so much for posting this!

  4. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!

  5. Oh I want to be there! I want to be there! Are you by any chance working on that butterfly quilt? Ha! Too busy shopping and eating I see! Did I mention, I want to be there!

  6. Oh I have to wipe the drool off my screen from the Kaffe Fasset and the Phillip Jacob prints - gorgeous! And I'd love to go boating too. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

  7. I want to be there.... have you seen my dear friend CJ. love her
    I see all those Kaffe fabrics in the first picture.....looks like a blast....

  8. I love that you have "been boating". I'd probably be sailing most of the trip--well, maybe not. Looks like there is so much tempting stuff to see and do!

  9. What a fun place! I just checked to see how far it is, but too far for a weekend. But someday.

  10. Another great set of pictures from the retreat in Shipshewana. The time zoomed by too quickly, as usual. See you in November!

  11. I LOVE rummaging thru "the boat". What fun we had doing that.
    Looks like you are having a blast, LuAnn... thanks for the picture tour. Shipshe is such a special place.

  12. It all looks fabulous LuAnn! It's a long way from us in Australia but thanks so much for the gorgeous pictures - looks like a great time and what beautiful shops! I want to be there too!! xx

  13. I really missed being there and having so much fun with you and all of our mischievous friends. vbg
    See you in November for sure and thanks for all your photos. It reminded me of how much money I saved this April. Carolyn

  14. OMG!!
    The inside of that shop....I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven.

  15. Looks like days in paradise. What wonderful shops. Thank you for the gorgeous pictures.
    Take care

  16. This trip looks like so much fun. I can understand why you look forward to it each year! Can't wait to see the next installment!

  17. Wow what a wonderful time you must have had visiting those shops, thanks for sharing. Great blog to visit.

    Peg x

  18. All thouse wonderful fabric choices. It must have felt like a quilter's heaven.

  19. Oh what a wonderful place to be! Good to hear you are taking advantage of the specials and also having a lovely time.

  20. You dog! Looks like you are having way too much fun! I remember going fun to do it when it is only $1 per fish! I hope you are getting lots done and having fun to boot!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  21. I think that you might be in heaven! Looks like so much fun!

  22. thank you for this pictures, in 8Week i travel to this place,nice to see befor any ...

  23. Great photos. Looks like fun. I'm looking forward to my next retreat there. My hubby asked what I want to do for Mother's Day. I said it would be fun to go to Shipse!


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