|Cathy Hopkins, owner of Quilter's Paradise in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa|
But she has not given up; she is winning at the big job of rebuilding her shop!
Her shop is beautiful & includes machine quilting, too. Honestly, I don't know how these shop owners get so much done.
Cathy's ad says "Where Heaven is only a stitch away." And I believe it - she has a new Retreat Center above the shop with a large work area, full kitchen & bathroom, & 3 bedrooms. I'm sorry I didn't go up there & take some pictures to show off. However, I'm sure it is a great place to hibernate with your friends & sewing machines. Hmmm - just thinkin' - a hiding place is good!
Isn't this a beautiful calming display - the pinks, reds, grays & whites are just so refreshing. I know it really caught my eye when I entered Cathy's shop.
And I couldn't leave without a picture of us & her Courthouse Stars quilt. I really like how she used red for the courthouse blocks to make the trailing throughout the quilt. Don't you just love red ! I really wish Cathy all the success in the world with her "new" shop! And don't forget, you can email her at email@example.com to set up a time to bring your friends to the Retreat Center for a weekend or a few days of sewing-in-hiding away from the phones (conveniently forget your cell phone) !
Hope you're having a great day!