Don't you just love discovering a new quilt shop in some remote spot in the vicinity and doing your part to help it succeed? I recently have been hearing about a tiny quilt shop which opened in a small community south of here called Cynthiana. Imagine, if you will, a wide spot in the road with about six houses. That would be Cynthiana. It's in Pike County, OH. We have a growing Amish and Mennonite community becoming established in that area, but this shop is not affiliated with either.
The name of her shop is Mendlebrights, and anyone who is a trivia fan of the old Andy Griffith Shows will recognize the name. Mrs. Mendlebright was Barney Fife's landlady who kicked him out for wasting electricity by using a 60-watt bulb in his lamp.
Nearby, she has some hexies displayed for folks to see how the shapes can be sewn together.
Another area of this room which I would describe as a workroom, had these shelves with projects in progress lined up. The white bags on the top shelf are all labeled with names of people who come for weekly classes. They keep their supplies and projects there to work on next time.
There were several quilts and wall hangings on display that Rita had made. I took pictures of a couple.
She does have a limited supply of fabrics for sale, and several displays of items she has made both for sale and for inspiration. I will very likely take a quilt to her for quilting. Lord knows I have several dozen in the closet. And, I think it's only fitting that we do what we can to keep these small, independent shops going.
Thanks for the tour around your shop, Rita! Glad I found you!
Happy Quilting, Friends!