In the Metro Atlanta area, we are blessed with an abundance of top-notch quilt shops, quilt teachers, quilting activities and other quilting resources. On Saturday, I treated myself to a visit to Intown Quilters in Decatur, GA. The shop is about 20 minutes from my home. At my school retirement party, friends surprised me with special gifts. A generous gift-certificate to spend at Intown Quilters (refered to as Intown by local quilters) was one such gift. Saturday was my day to "spend" the gift-certificate.
On the Intown website, Sarah Phillips, owner of the shop describes it as "your fun, funky fabric shop." I totally agree with Sarah. The shop is filled with a riot of colors. If you like bright fabrics, this the shop for you!
Intown carries most Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics as well as Heather Bailey fabrics and Lakehouse fabrics. This is the place to shop for bright, colorful fabrics including batiks, orientals, '30's, black and white and novelty fabrics.
The Cat in the Hat fabric was in stock, but flying off the shelves.
There were many samples of children's clothing, patterns, fabrics, toys and other items throughout the shop.
It was a pleasure meeting local designer Mary Abreu. Mary designs patterns for children's clothing especially little girls. Her daughter was wearing one of her "twirly" designs.
Mary's book Little Girls, big style: Sew a Boutique Wardrobe from 4 Easy Patterns will be released by C & T Publishing in November of this year. Mary will be at Quilt Market in Houston in November. Intown Quilters will have lots of copies available to purchase. As the mother of boys and no grandchildren on the horizon, I might have to purchase a copy for my SIL who has a granddaughter. Mary's website is Confessions of a Craft Addict. (Don't you just love that name:)
One of Mary's designs hanging in the shop window.
My stack of goodies purchased with my gift certificate. The Christmas fabrics were on sale. I'm planning to stitch several table runners. Fabric for Christmas and winter table runners for me and MIL's new digs:) Visit Intown to add lots of color to your life:)