Road Trip – Wooden Spool Quilt Shop, Effingham, IL
My brother and sister-in-law live in Effingham, IL (and my niece and her husband). It turns out they have the BEST quilt shop in Illinois in Effingham. The shop is The Wooden Spool Quilt Shop and if you are nearby you need to stop in. Not too far off of I-57, it is a short detour if you are just passing through.
Wooden Spool Models
This shop has over 3,000 bolts of fabric, and we spent time looking at many of them. We were on the hunt for specific animals – bear, eagle, deer and wolf – and found a fabulous panel with all four of them. When paired the panel, this tree and coordinating fabric from the line match perfectly. I’ll shared more details about the panel and specific fabrics we purchased in our Tuesday to-do post. We think it will make a great queen size quilt – this is the model that was our inspiration:
One of our favorite things to see when we shop is a model, and the fabrics/pattern nearby. This shop has that going on in spades:
Want to make either quilt – fabric, pattern, kit – right there. Ready to go! Love that. The shop has both a Christmas- and a children-theme rooms with tempting models:
The snowman quilt had the cutest snowman fabric – I couldn’t really get a good shot because that room was very popular during our visit. They were celebrating Christmas in July, along with the 2017 Row by Row. ~smile~ I think this shop’s best asset is the owner, Kristina Verdeyen. She is very helpful, friendly and knowledgable:
Wooden Spool Owner Kristina
The Wooden Spool also offers embroidery patterns and floss (I didn’t check it out), as well as a great assortment of notions and patterns. I will definitely be visiting again – both my brother and The Wooden Spool. HAHA My sister-in-law really like this pattern, so I may need to add this to our list:
If you are in the area, stop in. You will not be disappointed.