Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Greenwood Quiltery

I thought I would finally share a little bit about the amazing shop that I buy almost all of my quilt fabric from, The Greenwood Quiltery in Guelph, Ontario. I looooove this shop. It is hands down my favourite quilt store and lucky me, it's only a 10 minute walk from my house!

Aside from it just being a great store, the staff are awesome. They are so helpful, and actually take the time to get to know you. I think it was only my third time shopping there and some of the staff already knew my name. It's great. I don't know if I've experienced such good customer service anywhere else.

The store has four parts to it; the main floor with all the quilt fabric, a back room on the main floor with lots of yarn, a gallery on the upper floor, and teaching space in the basement. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the gallery because photography is not aloud, but it always has great stuff on display, and I didn't take pictures of the teaching space.

Although I have never bought yarn from here, I have looked through there yarn selection many times, and they have an amazing variety of high quality yarn. Plus, it's just a pretty space.

My favourite part of the store is, of course, the actual fabric. They have a great selection, and get new fabric in all the time. They often have the exact line of fabric I'm looking to get. They carry many of the big quilting names (Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fassett, etc.) and often have fabric lines I haven't discovered online yet. They have lots of fat quarters, but they have everything on the bolt as well.

A bonus for me is that the quilts that hang around the store are always a great source of inspiration. They change semi-frequently and are always beautiful. If you can't see the details in the quilt on the left hand side of the picture below, click on it to make it bigger. It is one of my favourites!

They sell lots of patters and books as well, and they have a small selection of notions and thread at the front of the store which comes in handy.  

If you haven't figured it out yet, I love this store! If you are ever in the Guelph area I highly suggest stopping in to pick up a few fat quarters, or more! They are located on 275 Woolwich Street (Guelph, Ontario), and they are open Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 (Closed Sunday). If Christine is working, you can tell her Carly says hi! Check out their website for more info: GreenwoodQuiltery.com

1 comment:

  1. This place looks absolutely magical! I could stay in fabric and yarn stores all day...