Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fabric Fieldtrip: Twin Cities Quilting

The fact that I haven't been getting much sewing done lately with so many summer kid activities was well established in my last post.  This week both of my boys have classes at the Science Museum of Minnesota and next week they have Vacation Bible School, so I decided to take the opportunity to stop by some of the LQS in the respective areas of Minneapolis/St. Paul and share these outings with you.

Above is Twin Cities Quilting in Roseville, MN, which was opened last summer by MSP Modern Quilt Guild member, Faye Hoch.  Faye is a phenominal long arm quilter and her use of color is just wonderful.

One of the most tempting sections of the store is the extensive collection of Marcia Derse fabrics.  (And Faye said she has another 20 bolts on order!) 

To my knowledge this is the only store in the MSP metro area that carries these fabrics. Faye also has several original patterns that she carries exclusively at her store and many of the designs utilize these gorgeous fabrics.

I love this striking quilt, called TV Dinner by Modern Quilt Relish.  You can read a bit more about it on the store's blog.

Here's a peek at some of the fabrics by color...there is a nice selection of modern and bright to choose from, including many unique prints I haven't seen elsewhere.

And here is look at the batik selection which is certainly one of the larger collections in the area.

And of course after I left, I realized I didn't take any photos of the patterns, books & notions area of the store?!...but hopefully I've shared enough of my visit for you to get a good feel for the personality of the store and all the fun things you might find there!


Brenda said...

Those look like wonderful quilt shops.

jill/marny said...

What a great post about Twin Cities Quilting. We were referred to this post by a new customer of ours. It is great to see such a beautiful example of our pattern, TV Dinners. Thank you for sharing. Marny and Jill from Modern Quilt Relish.

josefinaball said...

I like your works and fabric they are beautiful, congratulations.
Thanks for you share.

have a good day