I always enjoy visiting different quilt stores when I travel to teach and my host quilters are eager to share their local pads. While I’m not up for buying large quantities of fabric, there are some things I like and try to find. It’s not just the fabric. Stores usually have beautiful and inspiring quilt tops displayed and each store has its own character. On my recent trip to the Houston area, I was taken to the Quilter’s Emporium in Stafford which is a popular store with a large inventory and is often featured on quilt shop tours prior to International Quilt Festival.
Here’s their map of Texas quilt and whole selection of Texas bluebonnet and wildflower fabrics.
Here are some more views of the store.
There were several sections of fabric including Civil War prints, monochromatic prints, batiks and more. I liked the house quilt top, Suburbs, which was a workshop sample using 10 fat quarters. It is a PB & J project by Cluck Cluck Sew.