On the Road...

Crimson Tate in Indianapolis, IN

I was on the road the other week, visiting relatives in Indianapolis, IN.  And when I head out on a trip, I like to see what quilt shops I can find along the way.  This time the find is "Crimson Tate", a modern quilt store in the heart of Indianapolis.  So after visiting the Indy Art Museum, my aunt, uncle and I headed over to check out the shop.  What a fun shop!  The owner is Heather Givans and the shop has been open for just over a year.  Heather is a Purdue graduate and my uncle was a professor at the university, so there was even a round of the school fight song.

Uncle Jack amusing himself while my aunt and I shopped.

Heather has lots of modern quilt fabrics, patterns and accessories.  All of her furnishings are items she has collected along the way, so a great blend of old and new.  She is located in up coming neighborhood with the most amazing chocolate shop just up the block, so even more reasons to make a stop if you are traveling through.

On my way home I headed over to Cincinnati, OH and stopped by "Silk Road Textiles".  This is a new shop as well.  It's been open for 2 1/2 months and it's off to a great start.  Lots of contemporary fabrics and some cool yarns--perfect for the fiber artist!  

Both of these spots are definitely on my map to stop by next time I head north!

Ava

PS.  If you have any modern quilt experiences you would like to share with our group, send them along to me and I'll get them posted!