The shop that sponsored the two Carrie Nelson classes that I took was the Corn Wagon Quilt Co in Springville, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City. Our classes were held in a wonderful facility in the local Museum, but I still made time to stop by the shop. I've not had the opportunity to shop in many quilt stores, but this is easily one of the nicest I've ever been in, I thought perhaps you would enjoy a tour.
I always ask if it's OK to take pictures inside a shop, I'm OK with whatever the shop owner's policy is regarding pictures, luckily for you, the friendly folks as the Corn Wagon Quilt Co have a "feel free to take as many pictures as you want" policy.
Hello, here I am, all set to do some shopping . . .
Here's the front desk, the first thing to left when you come in the door.
The shop specializes in quilting supplies, custom quilting, hemstitching and stitchery.
One thing I like to see when I do get inside a quilt shop are some quilts on display, the Corn Wagon had plenty.
Lookie, it's American Pie by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co! This is the pattern I used as a border on my basket quilt, aka Al A Mode (which, by they way, is currently at the quilter's!)
Look at the wonderful border they added to the pattern. Carrie thought they used the corners cut off the center blocks to make that border, how clever is that!
The store had some wonderful wool patterns,
and wall hangings.
They also had tons of that wide rick rack that I'm wild about now but have no idea how to use it.
Besides the all the quilty eye candy, the furniture and fixtures in the store were amazing too.
They carry just about any type of fabric you're looking for.
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From Kaffe Fassett to Civil War Reproduction prints and everything in between, they have it all.
The shop was friendly, open and welcoming. I think this pretty much sums up their philosophy.
I really liked how easy it was to look at everything, there was plenty of stock but also plenty of room. I've been in some shops where it's actually work locating and pulling fabric from a shelf they are so full.
Thanks Marsha for hosting the classes, I just love your shop and hope to be back soon, you were a very gracious host. Thanks also MaryAnn, it was wonderful to meet you too.
If you're lucky enough to have a shop in your area as nice as this one, I hope you visit it often, it's a treat that should not be taken for granted. If you're ever in Springville, Utah, be sure to allow some time to stop in the Corn Wagon Quilt Co.