In my region of the country, the Greater Atlanta Shop Hop is coming up, March 14-17. One of the participating shops is Tiny Stitches, in Marietta, Georgia.
|Tiny Stitches quilt shop in Marietta, Georgia|
|The large classroom at Tiny Stitches.|
|The penguins sit atop shelves of cool blue fabrics, feeling right at home.|
by theme (reproductions, traditional prints),...
|A great selection of the classics.|
|Zingy geometrics and funky florals.|
|Oh, the batiks!|
|A selection of solids greets you at the entrance.|
|Fabrics are sorted by color and theme.|
Projects and quilts to inspire and delight are found throughout the store and in the classroom.
|Left: blue and white house quilt hangs above the selection of whites and neutrals.|
Right: a patchwork jacket and cowl among the batiks.
|Are you ready for Valentine's Day?|
"Let Me Call You Tweet-Heart" quilt above the classroom doorway.
What used to be the classroom, has been transformed into a fantasyland for the little visitors.
|Brights, novelties and panels abound.|
The charming hand-painted mural features baby animals and friendly wildlife.
|A mural adds to the fantasy and whimsy of the children's area.|
Small quilts, panels and pillowcases hang from the clothesline strung between white-washed wooden fence posts.
|"I Spy with my Little Eye" mural.|
|Left: Fruits, vegetables, popcorn, candy and cookies.|
Right: frogs, fish, spiders and other bugs.
|Dogs and cats are featured with coordinating paw prints.|
|Landscape fabrics and animal prints.|
|A small table and chairs with toys for children.|
|A selection of woolen plaids and solids.|
|A wall of assorted flannel prints.|
On the other side of the classroom wall is the book, pattern and notion center at the front of the store. It's complete with a "Husband chair" or two.
|Books, patterns and notions.|
|"Painted ladies" at Tiny Stitches.|
"So, where's the sale fabric section?" you ask.
|Visit the Tiny Stitches Quilting Studio, two doors down from the main shop.|
It's two doors down... at the Tiny Stitches Quilting Studio... with the Handi Quilter machines. (There are some fabulous machine quilting examples on the walls in there as well.)
|Tiny Stitches Quilting Studio.|