Saturday, June 23, 2012

A visit to Millstone Quilts!

This is the darling quilt shop Joan and I went to visit on Thursday. It is Millstone Quilts and is just outside of Richmond, VA. We have been wanting to take a trip up there for quite a while. The shop is owned by Regina Simmons and is situated in an actual old mill that her husband restored. Brick walls and wood floors combined with lots of fabric and quilts makes you want to move right in!

Millstone Quilts was featured in AP&Q Quilt Sampler, Fall 2011 issue, and they sell my patterns! In fact they had three models on display and I felt so flattered. Below you can see the magazine that their quilt was featured in, along with jars of thread and darling pincushions made by the indispensable Vicki Johnson. Vicki gave us a tour of the shop and made us feel very much at home there. It took us so long to get there that we missed seeing Regina as she had to go to another appointment.

 You may recognize the brown and blue quilt in the center as my
 Old Elegance. Doesn't it look wonderful? 
They have one kit left for this quilt if you are interested. 

I don't know why this darn photo is sideways, but it is too pretty not to include.
 Kits are available for this darling sailboat quilt that Vicki made.
I love it!
Below is a lovely display of flowers on the stairs going to the porch. They were too pretty to ignor.
 This shop caters to those of us who love reproduction fabrics. If you are traveling down Hwy 64 between Richmond and Williamsburg set your GPS to find Millstone Quilts. It will not dissappoint!


Sue said...

I thought I recognized that lovely place from the magazine. Boy, would I ever love to visit that wonderful shop. Maybe I'll have to make a visit to my sister who lives in Richmond this summer!

Thanks for sharing such goodness with us!!

onlymehere said...

Lovely! I love the quilt ladders. I finally found where to buy them locally and ordered a 7 foot one for my front room. I've only had it a couple of weeks and I still love it! I can display six quilts on it. This looks like a lovely place to visit!

sewprimitive karen said...

Wonderful! Wish I could have been there. I thought you said it wss three floors? Old Elegance looks fantastic on display. Go, Marcie!

AnnieO said...

I remembered that wonderful quilt shop in the mill--great story of how it came to be. How nice to have three samples in that little shop! Thanks for the tour--it is amazing to see so much green since it is brown brown brown here.

Faye said...

Oh how nice!!!! I may need to head on up to VA and do a little shop hopping!!! This shop is darling.... Thanks for show casing it!

Always, Faye

Lynelle said...

I love that store! I get to go every so often. and yes it is 3 floors packed full of wonderfulness... Marcie, I bought the kit for"old Elegance" there back in early spring!

Me and My Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing - it looks like you girls had a fun day!

gisèle said...

Les tissus sont très jolis , mais la boutique trop loin pour moi.
Bonne journée.

Jeanne said...

Looks like a shop where I would love to be! Thanks for sharing your trip.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Yummy shop!!! Looks like you had a great day!!!

:) Carolyn

Angie said...

What a BEAUTIFUL place, Marcie---need to plan a trip to visit my sister in Hopewell and YOU in Virginia Beach---AND Millstone Quilts. :D

Heidi Kuijer said...

Hi Marcie. This is my first visit to your blog. I will have to spend some time looking back.

My first thought when I started reading this post is move the quilt store out because I want to live in the beautiful place! It looks like a great place to shop.

Hugs from Holland ~

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for sharing this quilt shop with me... great photos..