On her way to Blacksburg last weekend for a VCQ meeting, Sue and her friend Kathy stopped at 3 shops for Row By Row. The first of these was The Quiltery in Fairfield, VA. What a nice shop!
Just off I81 in the Shenandoah Valley, the shop is housed in a building that was originally an 1820 log cabin with an 1840 addition that was formerly the Fairfield General Store. It makes for a great setting for a quilt shop, as you'll see in the photos.
It has a several rooms, with the room inside the entrance being the largest.
Their sample row was on display in this room - "Home is not a place, it's a feeling."
Antiques are part of the furnishings and several of the floors are painted with geometric designs.
Instead of the typical bolts of fabric, their stock is wrapped onto mini bolts.
Look at this compass and on-point checkerboard. So much to see in this shop!
The notions room was well stocked.
An enclosed porch was converted to classroom space. Who wouldn't want to sew with this outdoor view?
Another painted floor. Fabrics were organized and beautifully displayed.
Sue purchased this gorgeous digital print fabric, along with the row kit and license plate. We loved this shop and would be happy to go back for another visit!