Today is visit your local quilt shop day, and this week I’ve enjoyed seeing many posts showing photos of local shops (since I’ll never have a chance to visit most of them, it’s nice to get a little peek, even just in photos). I thought I should tell you about my favorite local quilt shop, Nido, located in Burlington, VT.
Nido is located in downtown Burlington, in a wonderful second floor space with exposed bricks and large windows. Phiona, the lovely owner, has added many beautiful antiques to the space, making it warm and welcoming. And of course then there’s the fabric (oh, there’s great yarn too, but you know I visit for the fabric)!
Despite being a small space, there’s quite a lot of variety in fabrics, and I always walk away with something I didn’t even come in for. Phiona has you covered should you need solids, prints from the latest collections, Japanese prints, Liberty of London fabrics, or even unique hand printed fabrics.
I couldn’t stop in today, but I did head down on Tuesday (close enough, right?) to pick up some laminated fabric for under Max’s chair. I snagged a great Echino laminated print, and as a bonus, it was 40% off. Then, while taking a walk around the shop, I discovered a basket of Umbrella Prints trimmings, and couldn’t resist adding a couple packs to my order. (I love Umbrella Prints – have used pieces in these mini quilts – but dislike the shipping costs from Australia, so I was especially pleased to be able to buy these packets locally!)
I hope that if you have a chance to visit Burlington that you’ll stop by Nido! Maybe I’ll see you there!
Oh, and Nido also has an online shop, in case you’re not in the area! Use discount code WINTER2013 for 15% off your order.