Monday, August 27, 2012

Visiting The Quilt Box in Kentucky

Over the weekend I visited The Quilt Box in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.  The ladies there were very friendly and allowed me to take photos of their shop and the surrounding grounds, so I thought I would share them with you.



This room was filled mostly with reproduction fabrics.  The far wall and the wall to the right were full of beautiful batiks.


Here are the shelves in the same room looking at them from the opposite direction.  The number of bolts was overwhelming.


In the right of this photo is just a small fraction of their shirtings.  I'm not sure I've ever seen so many bolts of shirtings in once place before.


And they had Mettler thread which is my all time favorite for applique'.  This display is their 50 weight but they also carry 60 weight (which I prefer).  I love this display of little quilts.


This is their classroom.  Behind the bright quilt you can see that this was an old log cabin by the chink and mortar system they used to put the logs together.


The classroom looks inviting with this huge fireplace.  That is a Lori Smith pattern hanging on the mantel.


Upstairs there were quilts for sale.  They were displayed as if I'd stepped back in time.  There was lots of old furniture.


There's a twin iron bed and an old Singer treadle sewing machine.


The table to the left looked like it had just come from an old soda shoppe.


Love this old church pew and wooden baby cradle.


And, the painted wooden horse that looks like a quilt.


The grounds were just beautiful.  My husband had me walk around to the side of the shop to look at these flowers.  These are hollyhocks.  When I was very young, we used to pick a blossom and tie a long piece of grass around it about an inch from the top and pretend like it was a doll wearing a big flowing dress.


This deck out back and a picnic table out by the pond are there for shopper's use if you want to bring along a picnic lunch.


More beautiful flowers.

This was just a nice place to spend a few hours.


The Quilt Box has a Facebook page.  If you are ever in this part of the country, this shop is worth looking up.
 
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

17 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh wished that shop was a lot closer to me.........

Terry said...

What a lovely place to visit!! :0)

sunny said...

Thanks for the virtual tour! Looks like a place I could spend some time and some $$$$.

Heather said...

I have been there a few times while on the road. A nice shop especially if you like reproduction fabrics. And a great stop for hubby and dog with those wonderful grounds.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I just love your posts, LuAnn. First of all, I'm really glad you get to visit lovely places. But beyond that, your shared visits are a breath of fresh air to people like me who are sitting out here in the middle of the desert!

Milah Frost said...

It's definitely a beautiful place to visit, and your right, the number of bolts are overwhelming.

Pokey said...

What a wonderful store and surroundings! I have happy memories of hollyhocks growing taller than I, and reaching to the eves of the rooftop. Fun share, LuAnn. Did you come away with anything?
:-]pokey

Josie said...

Wow! I wouldn't know where to start looking in a shop like that. Please tell me you got yourself more than just a bobbin of appilque thread ;o)

Jan said...

Looks like a great shop to keep in mind if I'm able to travel that way - thanks for the tour!

jill said...

Wow, what a wonderful quilt shoppe. I miss the one I use to go to near San Diego. I did find one here near our new town, but they are not very nice. Still looking though.

Thanks for sharing, and certainly a nice place to spend the day and have that picnic lunch.

blessings, jill

Julierose said...

WOW--what a great site. Thanks for sharing; I hope to get to our "Colchester Fabric Mills" soon and will share photos (if they allow me to take them LOL Julierose

Cyn ;-) said...

WOWZER! I sure would like to visit there one day. Did you have to mortgage your house to check out, or were you able to restrain yourself?! lol
Nice pics... thanks!

Janet O. said...

This looks like a destination shop! What a fun excursion. Oh, I could get lost in there and not come out for days. Thanks for showing us this delight!

Jen said...

What a great quilt shop fantastic! So many fabric bolts I wouldn't know where to start. Thank you for shareing the photos, being able to view these places from across the oceans is lovely

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - this looks like an amazing place - thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

I'm so glad they are still there! I saw someone at AQS Grand Rapids that said they went out of business...I'm SO glad they were wrong. Time for a ROAD TRIP!!!! (I LOVE this place!)

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the virtual tour. I did a little virtual buying while I was looking.

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