Thursday, May 23, 2013

Visiting Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg

Yesterday we drove south from our cabin into Gatlinburg, TN, so that I could check out Mountain Stitches by Susan quilt shop.  This was my first visit there, and I love their selection of reproduction fabrics.  Besides the shelves being full, there are lots of fat quarters and fat eights to choose from.

The store is part of the Arts and Crafts Community in the area and is located in the Morning Mist Village on Glade Road.  Glades Road is off of  Tennessee-71/US 321.  

Here is what the building looks like from the outside.  You know you are in the right place when you see the quilt block in the window!  Right behind that colorful umbrella, there is an old fashioned soda fountain.  Be sure to stop in there and have a scoop of their ice cream.  I had a scoop of Blueberry Pie Crumble, and it was just wonderful!

When you see this sign "Great Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community" on Tennessee-71/US 321, turn.  This is Glades Road.  There is a sign overhead, but there are so many other things to see that it is easily missed (or at least we missed it).  There is only one way to turn onto Glades Road.

There are so many places like you see in the photo below with "stuff" to look at, and that is probably part of the reason I missed the Glades Road sign.   If you can zoom in on the photo, you can see the photo better.  My husband doesn't like to look at "stuff" so the photo was taken while going around 50 mph, but you get the idea.

As you can see by the fabric, the trip was well worth it.  If you are ever in the area, stop by and check out Mountain Stitches by Susan.

Their web site is 
They also have a blog here:, and they can be "Liked" on Facebook under Mountain Stitches.  Here is all the information you will need to find them if you are ever in the area.  
 On the way back north, there was a tunnel.  

Yes, I'm easily amused and love taking photos.    
We went on into Sevierville, TN, to visit a couple more quilt shops there.  I found this quilt hanging on the wall of the Court House there.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!


  1. I would stop and look at "stuff" with you, LuAnn! : )
    Looks like a really fun area to visit.
    I have ancestors on both sides of my family from Tennessee, but I have yet to get there myself.

  2. Happy anniversary! Looks like a beautiful area to explore.

  3. I love to look at "stuff" like that too. :) And I love to read about quilt shops in other places. :) Thanks for sharing it! Looks like such a pretty drive.

  4. I love those fabrics. You know they remind me of the "old fashioned" pyjamas we wore growing up here in England.

  5. A great area and great quilt shops. I have been to a couple in S-vile but will definitely look for this one next trip there. Looks like you are having a wonderful time!

  6. We used to vacation near Bryson City years ago, and we would go to the Crafters Loop whenever we were in the Gatlinburg area. The last time we went, which was a few years ago, there were not as many crafters as in years past. I hope they are building their shops again.

  7. Blueberry ice cream and reproduction fabrics sounds like paradise to me! You bought some lovely fabrics!!

  8. A week in the mtns AND some stash enhancement? Sounds perfect to me. And I would be happy to stop and look at "stuff" with you, LuAnn.

  9. I went to that shop the last time I was in Seiverville visiting my sis & her family.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

    Wish I was able to get down there again. . . but it won't happen this year.

  10. I love all those fabrics LuAnn and especially the scenery! Wish i could go with you ;)

  11. Looks like fun, today is my 40th wedding anniversary!! Somehow I don't feel old enough to have been married 40 years. Hope you'r having fun.

  12. You crack me up. I am *glad* you are easily amused and like taking photos! :)


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