Saturday, July 8, 2017

Day Trip to Indiana

We left at the incredibly early hour of 7am yesterday to begin our 3-hour journey to central Indiana to visit Back Door Quilts. Five of us made the journey, and our driver Jan had an additional stop for us to make which was on the way.

Pohlar Fabrics is located just off I-70 near Liberty, Indiana. It is owned by Kenny and Rose Pohlar, and managed by Megan Pohlar McGuire - the whole family was there when we arrived, including some grandkids, too. Their website says they have been around for 25 years, but this fantastic building sure hasn't. It looked and felt brand new. It was spacious and filled to the brim with samples and products. Here are just a few pictures I took.

Friendly staff greeted us when we came in.

Embroidery thread in the foreground and all the fabric in the distance.
A wide variety of notions, patterns and samples.
Precuts of all sizes to suit all needs.
The back wall had thread and more samples.
A family-run business that makes room for the baby - the sweetest little guy!
None of these photos show the long-arm machines they have in the shop; I saw at least two. I think they must do a good business in quilting for customers, as I saw a woman come in while we were there and leave a quilt. After 25 years in business, I am sure their services are known far and wide.

And yes, I did manage to drop a few dollars into the local economy. I found several things that were on my list, and I will be sharing those in a few days. All the girls seemed to be able to find goodies to their liking, as well, and we had a fun show-and-tell when we got back in the car.

Tomorrow or Monday I will bring you the details on Back Door.
Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Wow! What a brilliant, friendly looking store. Definitely worth a stop.

  2. In Greenwood? I am 30 minutes from there. It's on my list to visit. It's very close to the knit shop I go to. Can't wait to see your review.

  3. Chrisknits, you are a no-reply commenter, so I could not sent you a response personally. Hope you see this. (I can direct you to directions for correcting the 'no-response' status, if you like.) I highly recommend visiting Back Door. It will definitely be worth your while to go. It is a spectacular shop!


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