On Tuesday I went with a group of quilting friends to Shipshewana, IN. For those of you not from this area, Shipshewana is a small town in northern Indiana with a large Amish population. They have two OUTSTANDING places to buy fabric.

I use this phrase instead of quilt shop because Yoder’s is a department store. They carry a wide variety of goods and have a fabulous selection of fabric. The most exciting part for me is that they carry a wide selection of solids. As far as I know, they are the only store anywhere near me that does. (“Anywhere near me” is a rather misleading phrase, since Shipshewana is about 2 1/2 hours from where I live).
The other place is a quilt shop called Lolly’s. It is huge and has a wonderful selection of fabrics. They have everything from batiks to reproduction.

The fabrics in the picture were my purchases for the day. In the back are Kona cotton solids in charcoal, slate, medium grey and white. The amazing egg beater print is Metro Market by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman. This print has been out for a while, but this is the first time I saw any in person and I had to get some! These were all from Yoder’s. The oranges from Lolly’s are (top down): Karen Combs/Blank Quilting, Sandy Gervais/Moda Gobble Gobble, Sandy Gervais/Moda Sandy’s Solids, LakeHouse fabrics Frosted Dots, and Michele Scott/Lynhurst Studio Nature’s Palette.
Orange and grey is my current color combination obsession!
1 Comment
  • britt
    Posted at 18:31h, 19 October Reply

    I love reading about fabric store finds! It looks like you did well. I live in southern Indiana and haven't made it up to Shipshewana, but I've heard a lot about Yoder's.

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