Pieceful Choices Quilt Shop

If you’re ever visiting northern New Jersey or the New York Hudson Valley, you simply must stop by Pieceful Choices Quilt Shop. My sister and I found this shop when I was inpicture of Pieceful Choices Quilt shop in Vernon, NJ the area to visit my nearby hometown, Allendale, and to meet some of the members of the book club there who are reading my novel, Solomon’s Puzzle.

My sister lives close by to the quilt shop and one morning, while my car was being repaired, we decided to spend the time exploring the villages around there.

As soon as we walked in, we felt at home. Theinterior of the quilt shop with all sorts of quilts and fabric sample quilts that hung from the shop’s walls were colorful and different! I wanted to make them all.

We loved this one with the daisies!

And weenjoyed seeing the flower theme that seemed to celebrate the loveliness of summer repeated in quilts and patterns and bright fabric all around the shop.

This quilt with the white flowers on a blue background shown in the picture below ( with my sister Stefanie on the right and Sue, who was helping us that day), is made with a special papery, sew-on pattern that helps the quilter to perfect the difficult curved seams and

interior quilt shop

Sue and my sister, Stefanie at Pieceful Choices Quilt Shop

sharp points.  I love the rendition here and can imagine it in different color combinations, such as .

The little shop has many rooms, each full of delightful colors, intriguing patterns and samples of things you’ll want to sew.

We stayed and shopped and talked with Sue, who was keeping the store that day. It turns out that she had lived in Allendale and remembered it fondly. Her personal warmth and enthusiasm made shopping even more fun! That warm, small-world feeling characterized

quilt in pink, back and white

This traditional yo-yo quilt circles on a diagonal square with appliqued border is so striking!

our visit to the shop.

They have a terrific website, too. You’ll love the story of how the quilt shop came to be and the shop’s mission statement which is quoted from the website:

Text Box: At Pieceful Choices Quilt Shop, our mission is to provide a resource for quality quilting supplies at a fair price in a warm and comfortable atmosphere.  We will provide assistance if needed and the freedom to browse without pressure. We will always stand behind what we sell.  Our goal is to inspire and educate both new and experienced quilters and sewers as well as to provide our customers with excellent, knowledgeable service and product support. We will initiate and participate in fund-raising events to aid the less fortunate residents of our area.  Everyone who comes into our shop will be greeted, helped and encouraged . . . browsers, shoppers, locals, visitors, whether nine or ninety!  We Welcome You!

My sister and I felt just that warmly welcomed and I’m sure you will feel the same way when you visit.inside quilt shop

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2 Responses to Pieceful Choices Quilt Shop

  1. Pingback: Broken Car and What Came Of It | Solomon's Puzzle: A Novel by Loris Nebbia

  2. Wow! What a nice thing to see as I Googled my shop’s name! So nice of you to write so many nice words about PCQS for the world to see ! Thanks so much for that! Hope that you were able to vend at the Milford show, and that your book is a huge success for you. I’m going to read it when Susan is finished! Best, Maureen

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