We left Minnesota on Thursday afternoon and I felt like the overcast weather snagged onto our car and followed us. We drove in it all the way to Colorado, with only one break in Lincoln, NE on Friday morning. The next ray of sunshine came, in another form, when we stopped in North Platte, NE.
BigJ surprised me by doing some searching and found a quilt shop in North Platte. We have stayed in North Platte numerous times when we are making our way to Colorado. Why have I not known of this before?! If you are ever in the area, you really do need to make this a stop on your itinerary.
The Quilt Rack and Wool Cubby
Tucked under a highway bridge, in a historical building next to the railroad tracks, is The Quilt Rack and Wool Cubby. The entrance to the store is very simple, but don’t let that fool you.
Lisa greeted me as I walked in and she was absolutely delightful. There is nothing more welcoming than being greeted with warm welcome and a smiling face. The store houses over 4,500 bolts of fabric. There was a very pretty display of quilts being offered in classes as you came in the door, along with other display items. A green Singer (I think) sat on display with a pretty green and blue mini quilt right next to it.
So Much Fabric . . . So Little Time
The fabric was so nicely arranged, so easy to access — all the better to ooh and aah over. There were bolts on shelves in the center of the room and along the wall. As you walked along the bolts on display on the wall shelves, you walked into another room with more fabric. Around a corner and there was more. There was a large, roomy classroom with a display of Janome sewing machines and two cute little Featherweights sitting prettily and waiting to be used. Along another wall, the long arm machine waiting for its next quilt.
There were lovely quilts on display throughout the store. On the wall above the bolts to my right as I entered the store were so many cute little mini quilts on display. I was just itching to sit down and sew, but I had miles to go.
Wool Applique Goodies
To the far left as you entered the store was a large display of wool and wool accessories. Oh my — I think I could’ve taken home the whole lot, but I needed to leave some for others! Haha. The prices were so reasonable, and there were so many colors of wool and thread to choose from.
There were so many types of threads to look at, it was just fun to walk along and read about each one. There were several notions to choose from, along with plenty of kits, both wool and cotton.
Lisa was delighted to let me post about her store in my blog. I hope I’ve done it justice. Please do stop if you are in North Platte. This will definitely be a stop for me whenever I’m in the area.
Oh, and did I buy anything? Of course I did! I bought three luscious pieces of wool in green, neutral and orange plaid, two fat quarters that caught my eye and just jumped into my hands, and an Alison Glass (my first piece!) text print. I don’t have a picture; I’m too tired tonight and my ankle is resting. More on that later, unless you’ve seen my Instagram photos.
There’s nothing more fun than finding a hidden gem in an unexpected place! Thanks, Lisa!
Happy Stitching, everyone!