Last Saturday I loaded up a busfull of great customers and we headed out for a Spring Fling ... shopping and eating lunch and hanging out with girlfriends. The first place we ended up was at The The Quilted Forest in Forest City, Iowa. I haven't been to my friend Shelley's shop since she moved last year and yi yi yi ... what a change! Her other store was cute but this new location ... right down the street ... is even more fabulous!
They must sew all the time at the shop ... there were TONS of samples! And they have such a way with their displays. One was as cool as the next. Plus the windows were fantastic ... made you wanted to rush right into the store!
Shelley's the designer behind Pieced Tree Patterns ... you probably have a bunch of them that you love. One of the riders on our bus had them all on a ring! So clever. Shelley let us peek through her wholesale shipping are and I loved this display so customers could see them all. And you guessed it ... there were lots of samples throughout the store.
We all had a great time at The Quilted Forest so I think if you're flying up or down I-35, you should pull off at Cty Rd 9 and head west about fifteen minutes. It'll be such a fun and happy break for all the quilters in the car!