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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nancy's Notions, Beaver Dam, WI

Visited Nancy's Notions in Beaver Dam, WI.  Should have taken a picture of the bright pink awning over the outer door, and the lifesized cardboard Nancy that greets you when you step inside.  The first thing I noticed was these wonderful little carts.  You can use them with a basket or without.  No need to lug around multiple bolts of fabric.
Staff were friendly and helpful.  They provided me with Nancy's catalog and class schedule.  The explained that the shop is there to support the catalog business, and to provide lessons.  There were countless sample quilts.  This crane quilt was one of my favorites.
 Nancy stocks everything under the sun, including endangered species quilts.

These placemats are far too pretty to eat on!  Much better to hang them on a wall or use as a table runner.  Notice the garment and scarf to the right.  There are a lot of clothing patterns, many of which are quilted or embroidered.
 Here's the long arm machine.  I wasn't brave enough to try it.  Maybe next time!
I liked this purse with the Japanese ladies.  You can see the quilt bundles of fabric.  I've never seen so many kinds of bundles in one place. 
The jacket on the left really says "WOW!" Would also be pretty in spring time or holiday colors.  I'd probably make it in blues and purples.
I learned to embroider by hand as a kid.  Never tried it with any success on a sewing machine.  May have to take a class to see how its done.  Nancy has tons of embroidery patterns.

This is the bargain room.  There's so much space!  
If you needed to use a wheel chair or walker, you'd have no problem maneuvering.  Nancy even carries a pattern for outfitting a walker in style!

These sewing cabinets are gorgeous.  Would have loved to take one of these home with me.
 Here are more projects including stained glass patterns...
 ...and seasonal goodies.  I love the turkeys in the last picture.

Even Nancy's web page is a cut above the rest - including gifts to sew for men, women, babies and grandkids, and a Halloween mantle kit.

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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what an amazing store!

Barb said...

What a wonderful shop.....thanks for the tour!

Micki said...

That's a store that I would love to visit!

Joanne said...

Great photos!