JEllen's House of Fabrics

Our next stop on Day 5 was the second of 3 quilt stores we would visit this day. It, too, had recently be relocated to a temporary building. But no less, JEllen's House of Fabrics in Lyndhurst, Ohio, was bright, cheery and inviting. This shop had been featured in the Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler 2013. Take a look at the photos on the BHG site to see the former shop inside. Both Sarah Ely and her mother, Joyce Ely were there to welcome us to the store along with Sarah's grandmother. 

Brights are my favorite fabrics and I had a great time looking at the quilts on display and the bolts of fabrics, and embellishments. It was fun to see the various ways jars, bowls and other items were used to display the buttons and other supplies. The white background of walls, bowls, furniture sure made the fabrics and quilts stand out. 

Joyce told us that not all of Sarah's quilts were displayed as they were going to the National Down's Syndrome Convention in July. And Sarah will be demonstrating her sewing skills at the convention this week. 

The front of the store with quilts in the windows.

The entrance

Inside the store. There is a room in the back to the right.

We (including our driver)
had a little time to relax in lovely weather on the front lawn.
I bought some picnic styled fabric for potholders and a few colorful zippers for purses or cosmetic bags. After boarding the bus, we were on our way to Cleveland. . . . and. . . .

the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!

1 comment:

JEllen said...

Thank you Nancy for writing about us. It was such a pleasure to have you and your bus mates in the shop. Sarah and I are leaving in about one hour for Indianapolis and the NDSC convention. Eight bags of quilts will be on the road. It's a good thing we too drive because we travel with scissors!