Several years ago we were exploring and antiquing in historic Lockport, IL (just a few towns over) and I stopped in this little quilting shop. It seemed small and rather uninteresting to me. I don't remember if I even bought anything.
So, a few weeks ago when we made a detour through downtown Lockport, an accident of fate due to some bad traffic on the highway, I wasn't sure I wanted to take the time to stop in the shop again. Something told me that I should though and as we were driving past I blurted out -- Stop! I want to go in the fabric shop!!
Pete is awful sweet about these kinds of things and quickly agreed. Lucky for me that he is so indulgent of my whims, because this shop was not what I remembered! It was big and open and full of great fabric! After looking at everything twice (okay, maybe three times -- thank goodness they had comfy chairs for Pete & Maddie to sit in!) I decided on that lovely brown civil war print (civil war? who knew I liked civil war prints?) with some matching red. And I couldn't resist the "Kaye's Kitchen" fat quarter's.
I chatted with one of the owner's for a while and asked her about the shop. It seems that a while back her and another woman purchased the store and transformed it into what it is today. So let this be a lesson to you. You may want to give that shop that previously underwhelmed you a second chance. I'm sure glad that I did and I know that I will be going back!
*** Update *** Pete just emailed me to tell me that I forgot to include the name of the shop! Oops!
940 S State Street
Lockport, IL 60441