9/13/13

Quilt Shop: Cabin Quilts & Stitches

On the first full day of our ill-fated trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, the rain had us deciding to drive the Trail Ridge Road through the park to Grand Lake, Colorado. (It turned out to be a good thing because our familiarity with the road allowed us to feel confident about making our escape the next day.) We were hoping to find the quilt shop that my app promised us, and we were not disappointed. 

Cabin Quilts & Stitches turned out to be a delightful shop to visit. 


The main street through Grand Lake is a boardwalk, and the shop is close to the beginning. Here's how it looks as you approach it.


There was plenty of on street parking, and we were able to park right out front. When you step through the door, it is pleasantly decorated with beautiful quilts. I love that tree quilt in the middle. It was available as a kit. By the way, I've provided you with a link to their website and many of their fabrics and kits are available online.


To the left of the front door is a staircase that leads to the quilt shop proper. Cabin Quilts & Stitches is half quilt shop, half gift shop, with the lower level being mainly gifts for the home, gifts for children, Jim Shore figurines, and other collectibles.


As you might expect in a mountain community, flannels were well-represented, and there was one whole wall devoted entirely to flannels.


Their selection of fabric was not large, but it was to my liking. There was something for everyone here.


There was a good supply of notions, books, threads, and patterns from some of my favorite designers, including Crabapple Hill Studio.


Downstairs there was a good supply of yarn on the back wall, and in another section of the store, lots of embroidery floss and other stitchery supplies.


In the front part of the lower level, you can see the many gift items that were available, and I can imagine there would be something for every person on your list. The woman working the store was friendly and provided good service without hovering.


As I've said before, I'm a fan of regional fabrics, especially when I'm traveling. Having just seen a herd of elk that morning, this fabric appealed to me. I got a yard of this one,


and a yard of this one with Columbines that grow in abundance in Colorado.


For grins, here's an image of the actual flower. Looks like my fabric, doesn't it?


So, I enjoyed this quilt shop very much, and it was like an oasis in a desert of quilt shops. The two listed on my app for Estes Park were out of business, and the one remaining shop was closed because of the flooding. 

I would definitely recommend Cabin Quilts & Stitches to anyone visiting the area. It is a unique shop with anything one might need for stitching on the road or elsewhere. The fabrics were of good quality, and there were many to choose from. I give this shop my highest rating of five rotary cutters out of five.


*Disclaimer:  Cat Patches accepts no advertising, nor any sponsorships.  The opinions expressed on this blog are based on the personal impressions and perceptions of the author. They are formed  on the basis of one short visit, on one day, and may or may not reflect the experience of others visiting on a different day.  They are no more descriptive than a single snapshot image can be, and nothing written in a review of a quilt shop should be construed as objective fact.  The reviews are strictly the author's subjective opinion and should not be interpreted as anything more.




15 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lyndsey said...

Love your two fabric purchases. The shop looks fun and as you say like it has something for everyone.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful way to spend the day and get out of the rain. That is a fun idea to buy fabrics from your trip and a nice idea for a memory quilt in the future.

Debbie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is my kind of shop and great fabrics you have added to your stash.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful shop, it must have brightened your day.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

What a wonderful shop. It looks well stocked and organized. Glad you were finally able to find a quilt store that was open.

patchouli moon studio said...

I don't know if this was the quilt shop I saw when I was in Estes park a couple of years ago or not. Was there a shop next door that carried felted wool and gifts? The quilt shop was closed the day we were there due to an illness. It was on the main drag. Anyhow it looks like a great shop.

quiltzyx said...

What a lovely shop! The quilt of spools is so cute...it gives me ideas.....

Great fabrics you picked too. :D I do commend you on not getting too carried away!

Carole in Nebraska said...

Glad you're safe ... and some quilt shop grazing too! YES!

Junebug613 said...

Looks like a shop I would enjoy! And spend too much money in. lol

Kate said...

Love your columbine fabric, very pretty. Looks like a very nice shop, great for some retail therapy.

Brown Family said...

That is anice store. It is well rounded for many different crafts. I have the pin wheel (4th picture, center) quilt on the sewing table now.

Ray and Jeanne said...

I like this shop - we were there again today. Had to stop one more time before leaving the area. ~Jeanne

Tami C said...

I really like both of the fabrics you got and the quilt of spools is really cute! I wonder what fabrics Jeanne got. :)

Mary said...

Thanks for the quick tour. Almost like being there. You got out of there with some goodies, not too much to fill up your baggage. The color of that Columbine is a bit more Purple than the color in the Fabric. Pretty purple!!

Little Quilt Shop said...

I love your trip!!! I am ready to pack up and come for a trip to Colorado again!!...I am starting a small quilt shop in my cabin soon (left overs from a try my Sis and I in 2007 before the "crash"...) so I needed a name and thought I like The Little Quilt shop but I totally love the name The Cabin Quilts...haha...right in front of my cabin door...or maybe window....play on your entries...opps!!...play on your journaling...anyways, THANKS! and I can't believe the sadness and disastor in Colorado today...breaks my Quilted heart! BE SAFE!!!