Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Traveling Quilter Goes To Berlin Ohio

We went on our last camping trip for 2017 and we went to Berlin Ohio. 
For anyone that doesn't know this is Amish country so LOTS of quilt shops.  I
 spent wayyyyy more than I should have of fabric, partly because I found some long out of print fabrics that I could NOT resist buying. 
 I am hoping to sell some in the near future and make some of that money back though.

Alrighty, who wants to go on a trip?
 We start out with kittens in the truck!!! 
 You can see Finn on my husband's lap and Cole on the console.

Once we were set up in the camper it was business as usual and Cole the sponge thief!

We went to downtown Berlin and shopped at Country Gatherings and many of the shops in town.

There are a couple of quilt shops right downtown and I can't remember all of their names.
This one was so cute! 
The Country Craft Cupboard.  
I was on the hunt for some very specific things.  
I needed red and green fabric for a swap. 
 I also needed greens for a MSU quilt for the camper.  
Additionally I was looking for some skin tone fabric and some aqua/mint ish fabricsand gold and silver metallic for another project
(I can't tell you as *someone* reads this and can't know what I am using them for).  
I found some red and green fabric here that I could use.  
I also bought some wool for a Christmas project for my husband. 
(I forgot to take pictures of this)

We went on to Millersburg and Miller's Dry Goods.  Another of my favorites!

That ended the first day.  
We spent the night in the camper as it rained almost the entire time we were there. 
 I brought a quilt to bind and Finn and Cole were my helper cats.

So I guess I need to take better notes for blogging but in no particular order are the rest of the stops.
We found a cute little market and the broccoli and cauliflower were the size of your head!

 The clouds were spectacular and made for some good photos as we were driving places too.

Many a hilly or winding road were found.

 More quilt shops.  This one was called Anything Sews.  Not a big shop but many nice things!

I loved the Lone Star shop.  The Amish ladies running the place were super friendly and helpful!

Mercantile on Main.  This shop was really nice and had a very nice selection!

There were a few more shops but I didn't take any more photos.

 If you are anything like me you probably want to see what I bought right?  
OK here you go.  
Most of this was half yard cuts or less.

For my swaps, 1.5 yard cuts.

Bought this adorable pattern and more red for my Happy Christmas project

Hubby wanted these tea towels which just need the sides hemmed.

Skin tone and some for the secret project

I loved these appliques, but probably won't make the little quilts.  
After making the other fox quilt I think they would be cute appliqued on other pieced quilts.

Hubby wants me to make the camper placemats.
I loved the idea of that cat for a pillow for the camper.

Happy Christmas/MSU fabrics

Happy Christmas/MSU fabrics and striped binding!

Secret projects

More secret projects

Happy Christmas/MSU quilt

 We stopped at a cheese shop on our last full day in the area

So. much. cheese!

On the road home Cole was at home on the console.

Finny seems to like to be by my feet!

One last quilt shop, Country Charm Fabircs in Jeromesville, Ohio, when we were on the road.

I also bought some OOP fabric but will not be showing that as I think it is 
more fun for everyone to 
find it in the "wild" just like I did!

I hope you enjoyed our trip, I know we sure did!



Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I will add that to my places I want to visit. We use to live about 45 minutes from Arther, IL which is also an Amish area. There was a fabric store in town and a dry goods store in the country that I liked to visit.

Joann in PA said...

So happy to see these pics - tomorrow we are heading to several of the shops you photographed! Thanks for a sneak peek!!!

Betsy the "Flannel Fairy" said...

What a fun trip! If I ever make it out that way I'd love to visit some of those places!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Looks like a fun trip.

Jacqueline said...

A shop hop starts tomorrow at the stores you mentioned.

KaHolly said...

Fun trip! Lots of Quilty goodness, great scenery, your fur babies along.....life is good! Not too many people travel with their kitties!

mtquilter said...

Looks like a fun trip. I need to get some more flesh colored fabric. It's hard to find and comes in handy occasionally.

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