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 in 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.
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
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
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: