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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A trip to Obies

I made a trip to Obie's today.  Obies is one of those places where there are just no words to describe it.  It must be seen to be believed.  These photos were taken a few months ago.  Don't let your jaw drop too far.

This is a shot of the Christmas aisle.  It's a little dark in there but the owner has a flash light that helps quite a bit.  If you want a bolt from the bottom, you need a friend to help you move bolts from the top of the stack.  Sometimes, creative use of your head or butt keeps the piles from falling on top of you.

Here's Jill checking out the incredible array of handmade quilts and other assorted goodies located on the second floor.

View of  first floor taken from the second floor.  That little speck of a person is Lynn.

Another shot from the second floor.

The quilts really are beautiful.  Great prices too.  Can you say handquilted?  Yep, they are.  Please notice the hot pads in the lower central area of the pic.  There are more coming up.

There is quite a variety here.  Odds are good that the fabric you are looking for is in stock.  Finding it is the key.  Not to worry though.  The owner knows everything she has and where it is located.  Really,  All you have to do is ask.

Here's my friend JoAnn.  She is checking out some jouvenile fabric.  Sorry for the blurry picture.  It's hard to get far enough away to get a good shot and still maintain some kind of control of the camera.

Choose your poison!  There are lots of great fleeces too.

and neutrals

Suck it in.  I think I see something I want in there.

Another shot of Lynn.  Don't trip over the bolts on the floor.

Very tight squeeze here.  Requires a real suck in to get through.  If you want to gather some strength, spiritual or otherwise, there is a church pew available.
There is a shot of some more hot pads here too.  Obie's has a lot of hot pads.  All handmade.

It's not just fabric.  There are all kinds of things.  Even some penny candy.  Wish I had taken a shot of the candy.  I guess you will just have to take my word for it or you could ask JoAnn.  She knows all about it.


  1. happy day. and we made it out alive.

  2. Yes indeed, we survived and are willing to return. It is an adventure.

  3. I just stumbled upon your blog. This Obies looks like it would give me a headache... but I wish I lived close enough to visit it. Apparently the fire marshall has never visited this store. Looks like a fun way to spend the day!

  4. it doesnt look like a store that would be welcoming to a fat quilter.....they couldnt navigate thru the isles to even see anything !