Quilt Shop: Bear Paw Quilt Shop

There is one quilt shop in Coeur d'Alene that I was able to find.  We didn't waste a minute before hopping in the truck to go.

Bear Paw Quilt Shop is located just a few miles from the park where we are staying tonight.  It is a large shop and easy to find.  There was plenty of parking, and bonus!  They were open on Sunday, which is a rare find in a quilt shop, in my experience.

The bears got there before me, and so I knew I was in the right place.

I was even more sure it was the right place, when I saw this sign first thing upon walking through the door.

This is a large shop situated on two levels.  I couldn't get over their fabric selection!  There was literally something for everyone, and they had a big selection of panels.  I saw calicos, reproduction and civil war prints, children's prints, Christmas fabric, wools, batiks, landscape prints, flannels, and...honestly, have I left anything out?  If I have, I'm sure they had it.

There was a very comfortable-looking classroom with a window, and there was another area set up in the upstairs part of the shop.  

 These fabrics were all 40% off.  Obviously, I had to buy some.

The fabric stretched on and on.

When I saw these stitcheries, I wondered if my rotary cutter rating system had preceded me.  I thought they might be trying to butter me up with these stitcheries.

The upstairs, which was essentially a loft, featured seasonal prints and kits, not to mention a great view of the rest of the store.

I purchased a yard of each of these.  They were all 40% off.  How could I resist?  I figured the hearts would be good for Valentine's Day, which will be here before we know it.  Also, I'm still collecting grays.  The fabric on the right is a pale lavender, which doesn't show well in this image.

Also, I got a yard of these.  They were polka dots, and so obviously, I needed them.  Especially the gray ones on the right.

And then, I couldn't resist this "needle nanny".  It's a strong magnet and will hold my needles in place when I set aside hand work.

The cat was all I needed, but this is what the back of the package said:

So I have nothing but good things to say about this shop.  I gave them extra points for being open on Sunday, but really, they didn't need them.  I had nothing to complain about.  They had a great selection of fabrics in a well-organized and visually-appealing shop.  They had lots of books, patterns, and notions, as well as some beautiful panels, kits, and stitcheries.  I gave them a rare five rotary cutters out of five rating.

Should you be lucky enough to find yourself in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, this is a not-to-be-missed quilter's treat.

15 comments from clever and witty friends:

WoolenSails said...

That looks like a great shop to go to. I am staying away from shops and trying to use what I have, but really hard not to, lol.


Rachel said...

Love the shop, glad it got five cutters. It deserves it for being open on Sunday and having a Jim Shore kitty cross stitch!

Denise :) said...

Wow!! What a wonderful shop! That definitely gets put on my "to visit" list! Love the "your husband called" sign, too!!! Fabulous! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Looks like quilter's heaven to me! I would probably still be in there getting cuts of those 40% off fabrics :*) You picked out some great ones!

Julianne said...

Looks like a fabulous shop!

PJ said...

Bear Paw Quilting is one of my favorite shops to stop at when we are on I-90 too. Glad to see it got 5 Rotary Cutters.

quiltzyx said...

What a fabulous shop!! Love the bear prints in the sidewalk too - someone there has a great sense of humor. :D

Sheila said...

Don't you love it when you find a shop like this. Thank you so much for sharing.

June said...

One of my oldest & dearest friends now lives near that town, and she is a quilter too! I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't work there, haha. Did you run into anyone named "Moose", (short for Marianne)? We only send cards at Christmas-time now. It looks like a wonderful quilt shop!!

LethargicLass said...

I think I want to go there just for the quilt shop LOL

Snoodles said...

Love the signs and kitty sayings...looks like it definitely deserves a five!

KatieQ said...

With a 5 rotary cutter rating, I just might have to go to Idaho and visit this shop.

Scooquilt said...

What a great shop! Our car broke down in Coeur d'Alene once, long ago. If that shop was even there then, I couldn't have afforded any fabric. Maybe next trip.

Nita said...

We have a Bear's Paw Quilts shop where I live in Whitehorse, too. Not nearly as big as that one, though!

Kate said...

Wow! Wish I lived closer. Love your fabric choices and your needle nanny.