On our recent vacation, on the way back towards the Chicago airport, we were rushing to get to my favorite quilt shop - A Touch of Amish located in Barrington Illinois.
What better way to finish off a vacation than to take already overstuffed luggage and cram a few yards of fabric on in there too.
We were cursed with traffic on the way to this shop and I was sure that we would not actually get there before they closed at 4pm. (4pm is way too early for a quilt shop to close)
My husband was driving with purpose and we pulled up in front of the shop only 4 min before closing.
I ran in and the ladies working there did want to go home and all, but they were pretty tolerant of my late shopping anyhow.
I bought a bunch of civil war reproduction fabrics and headed on my way.
This is still my favorite quilt shop on the planet. If you are in the area, I would recommend a drop in. Perhaps if you get there very close to closing time, you'll spend slightly less money.
When I find a better quilt shop, I'll let you know. For now - this place is #1 on my list. Ok that is #1 on my American list. Yuzawaya is still #1 in Japan of course.