Adventures in Quilting

The projects and views of a new quilter.

Simply Southern Quilts August 30, 2009

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I had the opportunity to visit Simply Southern Quilts earlier this month. This charming shop is nestled behind the trees in downtown Sparta, Tennessee. I admit it was a little difficult to find for someone new to the area, because of the way Sparta has their downtown area setup, and with all the trees on the sidewalks, but once you find the location, it’s well worth the visit.

Inside you’ll find bolt after bolt of beautiful fabric and many completed quilts to spark ideas and inspiration. There is also a wide variety of fat quarters available for smaller projects. The store has 3 levels for your adventure through the shop, and the owner and other staff are very friendly and helpful.

I’ve promised myself that I will not buy any more projects or kits until I finish everything that I have bought already (I still have projects from my Las Vegas Shop Hop that I haven’t even started on yet!), I didn’t purchase anything in the store on this visit, but my mom bought the Scrappy Flag Pillow, and next to it on the table was a kit that I have as an idea in my head for some baby quilts that I will make when I am out of the Funky Frog fabric. The kit is called I Spy, and it’s made from a mix of kid’s fabrics for kids to hunt and point out things that they find on the fabrics in the quilt.



Simply Southern Quilts

12 Liberty Square

Sparta, TN 38583



Lebanon Vacuum & Sewing Center June 15, 2009

The Lebanon Vacuum & Sewing Center is home of the Quilt-A-Holics Quilt Club that I joined last month. At the meetings, members share ideas and have a chance to show off their projects. Membership is for all stages of quilters, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. The club meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

The store offers many selections of fabrics (the website says over 6000 bolts), which means there’s something for everyone. They also offer classes during the week, but I wish more were on Fridays and Saturdays so that I could participate. The website has a link to their newsletter with all the classes and store specials.

Jan Franklin, Owner of Lebanon Vacuum & Sewing Center:

Photos from around the shop:

Quilt-A-Holics Quilt Club:

Quilts hanging in the project room:

Lebanon Vacuum & Sewing Center
1411-D West Main Street
Lebanon, TN. 37087
(615) 443-7644
Lebanon Vacuum & Sewing Center
1411-D West Main Street
Lebanon, TN. 37087
(615) 443-7644

Country Store Quilt Shop May 3, 2009

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The Country Store Quilt Shop is my “Home Store” where I participate in their Block of the Month program. I am currently working on the Maple Leaf Quilt and Scrappy Pinwheels Quilt from kits I purchased from The Country Store Quilt Shop, and I just added another BOTM kit today. The Country Store Quilt Shop offers several kits to choose from for both new and experienced quilters, as well as many bolts and fat quarters of fabric to choose from. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Margie Harris, on my most recent visit to the store.





Margie Harris, Owner of The Country Store Quilt Shop:
Margie Harris, Owner




Block of the Month Kits:
100_1866 Complete Quilt Kits




Quilts and Projects:
100_1862 100_1864
100_1867 100_1861

100_1868 100_1860 




Around the store:
100_1865 100_1869 100_1857

Country Store Quilt Shop
3360 Sparta Pike
Watertown, TN 37184
(615) 444-4228‎