Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yoder's

I was in Northern Indiana this weekend and had an urge to go fabric shopping. There are no quilt shops in the 30 mile radius of where I was visiting but I was determined! The next county over is Shipshewana - Amish country and home of Yoder's (a well known department/grocery/fabric store). I'm pretty sure they had every Moda fabric available - all for about $1-$2 off what you'd find in a quilt shop. And the largest Robert Kaufman selection I've every seen. I was in heaven! It was very hard to pick out just a few bolts to buy from but I managed.



Look at how big their fabric section is!


Their Kona solid collection.... Could I have five yards of each, please?


The Amish lifestyle is fascinating to me. The horse and buggy's were everywhere - I had a take a picture. (Minus the actual Amish because it's against their beliefs to be photographed.)


I felt like Laura Ingalls Wilder for a bit until I saw a family riding away from the grocery store with a case of Mountain Dew in their buggy. Regardless of their modern taste in beverages, they still make beautiful, classic quilts. Maybe I'll make one too someday.

1 comments:

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

I love looking at fabrics, but sit me down in front of a sewing machine I get hives. All those fabrics look awesome! How could you restrain yourself!