With March just around the corner and masses of quilters descending on Lancaster County for the annual Americans Quilters Show (March 16-19) I thought it would be appropriate to highlight a real hidden gem here on the outskirts of Lititz. Weaver’s Dry Goods is housed in an unassuming building along Brubaker Valley Road less than a mile from Swiss Woods. From the outside it doesn’t look all that big and if you do not know it is there you could easily miss it. That, would be a shame and you would miss a gem of a quilt /fabric store as well as a traditional bit of Lancaster County.
Walking in the front door you are welcomed with a variety of crafts, wall hangings and notions, but the heart of this place is the rows filled with bolts of the most colorful fabric in every shade and pattern imaginable. Putting together the colors and fabrics for a quilting project here is pure joy. For those who love fabric this is inspiration waiting to happen. You can hardly walk through the isles here without wanting to start something. Little bundles of color coordinated fabric cut in what are known as fat quarters fill large cabinet. The day I was visiting ladies, arms laden with bolt after bolt of brilliant colored cottons made their way to the cutting station.
A quilting visit to Lancaster County would not be complete without a visit to Weavers Dry Goods. For quilters who want a personal fun place to stay, we are just around the corner. Come with your friends and turn your quilting convention into a true girlfriends get-a-way.