Vibrant and colorful bolts of fabrics line the shelves and compose the project samples at Tennessee Quilts in Jonesboro, Tennessee.
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Tennessee Quilts contains a bright, bold selection of fabrics. In addition, owners Brenda Crouch and Linda Crouch-McCreadie stock seasonal, holiday, reproduction, Asian, and children's prints to ensure that the shop draws a wide variety of quilters.
Meet the Staff
Front row: Brenda Crouch (co-owner) and Linda Crouch-McCreadie (co-owner); second row: Judy Rust and Linda Kaiser; third row: Sandra Fair and Susan Scheer; fourth row: Carolyn Jarrell and Gail Crowe.
Bags and Purses
Patterns for these bags-from left, Two-Hour Tulip Purse by Janice Pope for Anything But Boring, Grommet Bag by Maple Island Quilts, and Sweet Harmony Bag by Amy Butler-can be found at Tennessee Quilts.
Annual Quilt Festival
Tennessee Quilts hosts Quiltfest, a three-day quilt festival, each July. Staff members plan for an entire year for the annual event. Past themes include Come On-A My House pillows.
Turn by Turn
Tennessee Quilts owners Linda Crouch-McCreadie and Brenda Crouch designed Turn by Turn for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2011 magazine.
In Turn by Turn, Linda Crouch-McCreadie machine-quilted flowing feathers in the teal diagonal rows and double-stitched grid lines in the red diagonal rows.
Turn by Turn Color Option
By separating every other diagonal row with light gray sashing rectangle, quilt tester Laura Boehnke evokes a subtle feeling of looking through windowpanes on an early spring day. Fabrics are from the Dandelion Daydream collection from Maywood Studio.
Out and About
When you’re visiting Tennessee Quilts, take the time to check out these other local attractions.
Bistro 105, 105 E. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659; 423/788-0244. Serves lunch, dinner, and locally brewed beer.
Blair-Moore House Bed & Breakfast, 201 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659; 423/753-0044. Known for its fresh breakfast.
Historic Eureka Inn, 127 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659; 877/734-6100. Rooms decorated in 19th-century style.
International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659; 800/952-8392. See storytellers perform weekly from May to October or attend the October festival.
Jonesborough Antique Mart, 115 E. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659; 423/753-8301. A 10,000-square-foot shop with more than 24 antiques dealers.