Stitchin’ Stops along the way: Idaho Springs, CO

FL Sister id tagEvery once in a while I just need a dose of the Rockies. So this summer as we drove back to the airport after a family wedding, we took a two-day detour into the mountains.  And, what do you know –  we just “happened to find” quilt shop along the way!

Rockies in the distance  sm

Seeing the Rockies on a near horizon is the epitome of  ANTICIPATION to me.

I can hardly wait for the smell of real pine in the air, the sound of wind through the Aspen trees (i.e.Quakies), crystal clear steams, perhaps a quilt shop …

tunnel sm

I knew we were getting close when we went through a couple of tunnels.

(It’s family tradition to honk the horn at this point.)

Idaho Springs sign sm

When we saw the sign for Idaho Springs, we knew we were close to the B&B and, what do you know …

Quilt Shop Sign sm

a quilt shop just happened to be right down the street – and it was OPEN!

Hen House Quilts sign sm

Those of you who have been in my kitchen know why this name caught my attention.

It was anticipation fulfilled! Bolts of brights and reproduction Civil War and the newest lines. I got some soft, light flannels for kitchen hand towels.

Hen House owner, Linda Feidler sm

Linda Feidler and her 2 silky soft companions shared a warm welcome (One of the little guys was camera shy.) and let us ask lots of questions about what quilters in the Rockies are asking for. We’re planning to chat again at Quilt-A-Fair in Longmont this fall.

Here’s a Hot Tip from the Sisters: If you’re passing close to that part of the west, you’d give yourself a treat by stopping to visit The Hen House in Idaho Spring, CO.

Becky by the stream sm

The Florida Sister says “Happy Summer!” – from Colorado!

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