Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Quilt Shop Alert!

I love to find new quilt shops! And share them.  So here are some pics and a virtual tour to battle your midweek and/or winter blahs. ;)

This last week, I got the happiest email! It was from a quilt shop in the Atlanta metro area called A Scarlet Thread. Karen (called Cookie at the shop b/c three Karens work there) wanted to order some Mod GeoCruiser patterns to have in stock for their upcoming shop hop. :) She said that they can't keep it in stock, which is the best compliment ever! 

She sent me a picture of their shop sample. Red is my favorite color, and I have a thing for dots. :) I love it!

I'm always excited to find out where cool shops are in case I'm ever traveling in the area, and I figured you might like to know, too. So I asked Cookie to send me some pics. :)  She was so kind, she send me these photos plus a little about the shop.

It's called A Scarlet Thread and is (so conveniently) located about 30 minutes south of Atlanta, right off of I-75 in McDonough, GA.

The shop name is actually a Bible reference as they are a Christian company and they've been in business for nine years. (that's forever in quilt years!) :) 

 They are the largest quilt shop in Georgia, and occupy one whole side of a strip mall. (what?! where?!) OK, now I really want to go. They carry a large variety of Moda, Michael Miller, and Riley Blake, along with others so it sounds like they have something for everyone.  I wish this pic was scratch and sniff.  I can almost smell the fabric.

They also sell Baby Lock and Bernina, and do machine service and repairs.  And offer a wide choice of classes.  It's actually probably a good thing I don't live nearby, b/c I'm thinking I might go broke if I did. :)

Cookie is a retired school teacher who started working there part time and is now the full time shop manager, and wanted me to invite anyone who's ever in or around Atlanta, or passing through on the way to Florida..(Disney travelers?).. to stop by, b/c you will be driving right past their shop.  

So if you've ever been on that never ending road trip to Disney World and suddenly you caught a whiff of fabric, only to dismiss it as fatigue or delirium, you weren't imagining it -- the fabric was really there. Calling out to you. :)  Next time, you'll know to stop.

Balm for your road weary soul... Just be sure to time your drive right so you're passing through during business hours. What a bummer if it was closed.

And since there are three Karens who work there, just walk in and say "Hi, Karen!" and someone is bound to answer you. :)

Oh I reallllly want to visit A Scarlet Thread now!  Thanks for the pics, Cookie!!



OOMMGG I have to make that bike wall hanging for my office.. OMG where do I get the pattern?????

Gene Black said...

I have been in A Scarlet Thread. It is a lovely shop. They also sell sewing machines. It was the first place I ever saw one of the sit down "midarm" machines.

sunny said...

Now that's a quilt shop! I love that they have a sample of your quilt, and can't keep the pattern in stock. Go YOU!!!!

Unknown said...

I love going there!

I can't believe I came across this tonight! I was on Bloglovin somehow got on your website and WALA!!! I work PT at A Scarlet Thread! I just took some time off to spend the summer with my boys and work on my projects. I ADORE your blog. So cute! I'm working on refining my blog to be the best it can be....I aspire to design patterns one day. I'm still pretty new to quilting but I work everyday to get better! Maybe one day, we can collaborate on a project together. :)

Oh...we have not been able to keep the Mod Cruiser on our shelves! Still to this day. Lol!

I'm so glad I'm following you now! (That sounds so creepy haha!)
- Shayna

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