With its impressive size and inventory, this rural New York quilt shop is cutting edge. "Because we have so much fabric, we try and greet people as they come in; otherwise, they'd wander for a long time," shop owner, Judi West says of her and her husband.
This newly built board-and-batten structure has natural light streaming in overhead through rows of clerestory windows, casting a glow on the fabric below. This 5,000-square-foot quilter's haven harbors thousands of fabric bolts along with a fireplace-warmed seating area and beams perfect for hanging quilts.
The Finger Lakes region is a popular spot for water sports and recreation, drawing many visitors to the area. Nautical-theme quilts, such a New Leaf Stitches' Ahoy, are great souvenirs for vacationing quilters.