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Sweet Home Quilt Co ~ Conyers, Georgia

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If you were driving along a pretty, small town road in Georgia and spied this porch, wouldn't you put on the brakes  and stop? Well ... if you didn't ... you'd be crazy because up the stairs and through the door is one of the best quilt shops in the Atlanta area! The quilt samples are amazing ... the displays look like they should be in magazines. The feeling says 'welcome to my home' ... probably the reason it's called Sweet Home Quilt Co.

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This is what you see when you come through the door. The building is on the historic register and oozes charm!

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Look to the left and you'll find what used to be the dining room. It has a built-in mantel with a mirror over the top that reflects all the goodies you'll find there. And there are a bunch. Trust me!

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Turn to the right and you'll find what would have been the parlor ... and look! ... there's my friend Melisa ... owner of the store! She's not dreamily looking off into space thinking of her next quilt ... she was actually listening to a customer talk about her finished quilt!

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I loved that no matter which room you were standing in you could see into another room. It made you want to keep on moving along and explore.

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Everywhere you looked a doorway led you into another room. I loved standing back and checking out how far I could see. I first went counter clockwise through the store and then reversed ... each time something totally different caught my eye.

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You could even spy celebrities ... look ... there's Terry Atkinson from Atkinson Designs! Ok fine ... I knew she was there. Terry came to Melisa's store to do a pattern testing session at this beautiful conference center in the country and then a meet and greet at Melisa's store. I was the tag-along.

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Terry managed to do a little shopping in between signing books. Wonder what she's going to do with this pretty pile!

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The pottie room cracks me up  ... there are so many cute little potties hanging on the chair rail. The one that got the collection started belonged to Melisa's mom. This bathroom was filled with fun stuff to look at!

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One whole area was devoted to baby ... the samples were darling!

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Quilting is exactly like painting ... you just need to find the right combo of colors. Love this display ... it's so clever!!

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My favorite room. It had a lot of civil war fabric and patterns and oodles of antique charm.

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It's impossible to describe all the wonderful things to look at at SHQ!

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And then there's the porch. I had to go outside to clear my head and gain some perspective!

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Sweet Home Quilt is going to be taking part in the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop later in March. I think their quilt is wonderful with that black background. I can imagine lots of quilters coming to town to visit. Oh ... and if you're one of them ... have lunch at Las Flores ... delicious Mexican food just down the street!

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Melisa let me take a peek at her office and sewing room upstairs. I love that she has a birds-eye-view of her neighborhood. It was fun going behind the scenes.

I love this store and if I lived in the area would shop here! But mostly I love all the sweet and wonderful details. Can't wait to go back!!

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Carolyn Di Perri

What a wonderful tour. Just what I needed. Thank you for taking the time to take all those pictures and post on your blog.

Heather

I have been to that shop many times while driving from Atlanta to Charleston SC to visit my son. They are always friendly and the shop is filled with inspiration and great fabric. A delightful spot!

Mary C in WA

What a beautiful store. Sad that it is way over in Georgia. Thanks for making me drool on my keyboard this morning.

sonia

That gorgeous;
Too bad we do not have stores so Spain.
No doubt you are the best.
Kisses.

Barbara Boe

What a beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing this. Wish I was close enough to visit.

pam

Looks amazing!

Mrs. DillyDally

Wow! What a wonderful shop! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration you found there! It is on my list!

Roseann

You are SO lucky Ruthanne! It truly is a beautiful store and I'm scheming how I can get back there soon. Don't you guys need me to teach a class or something?

Brenda S.

So glad you got to visit Melisa and SHQC finally. And glad you got to see my "other" home. I'll be seeing you soon in MN.

Ruthanne

Welcome to the SHQC fan club. Fortunately for me it's just 3 miles away. It was great to have you and Terry in our midst out at the Elliot Center. Y'all come back.

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