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Nashville City Sights: 2nd Annual Quilt Shop Hop

The 2nd annual Music City MQG Shop Hop is in the books and it was so much fun! In one day we visited five fabric shops total, from Franklin to Spring Hill to Nashville.
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
For a recap of last year’s Shop Hop, click here. We visited Quilting Squares, Craft South, The Fabric Studio (sadly closed now), Quilter’s Attic, and Stitcher’s Garden. This time around we added two new (to me) stores and revisited three from last year’s itinerary.
This year my shopping goals were more targeted since I’ve got baby quilts on the brain but I didn’t have any specific projects in mind, so I ended up picking up whatever caught my fancy.
Without further ado, here’s a look at each stop on the shop hop!
Once again the ladies at The Quilting Squares greeted us with breakfast treats and discounts. Such a fun start to the day!
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The haul: a free pattern, a charm pack, and two fat quarters.
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Dancing Bobbin – Spring Hill
This little shop was worth the drive, and was definitely one of my favorite stops of the day. There’s a lot of cute fabric in a small amount of space but it never felt overwhelming or crowded – quite a feat!
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The haul: a holiday charm pack, two fat quarters, and a Frivol tin (lap quilt pattern, fabric, and all in a cute tin).
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
Textile Fabrics – Nashville
After a lunch break at M.L. Rose, we visited Textile Fabrics. It was my first time, although I’ve heard about their bi-annual 50% off sales ever since moving here. Their quilting cotton selection is limited since they mostly stock apparel fabric, but I still found a remnant that will make a great baby quilt backing. I have no idea what to do with all the apparel stuff but it sure is pretty!
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The haul: 2 yards.
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
Craft South – Nashville
It’s always a treat to visit Craft South, and of course I couldn’t resist bringing home one of Anna Maria Horner’s scrap bags. So much oohing and aahing at every corner, plus a big variety of crafts from quilting to knitting to embroidery to handmade goods.
The Amateur Librarian // Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
Even the bathroom is gorgeous!
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
And another bonus… even though parking is hard to find, the Pokemon are everywhere!
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The haul: scrap bag, three fat quarters, two yards.
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
Stitcher’s Garden – Franklin
Once we were back in Franklin, we ended the day with Stitcher’s Garden. This shop is right down the street from me, but you have to be in the right frame of mind to brave the aisles (and piles and stacks and baskets and cubbies) stuffed to the brim with fabric. It’s always quite the experience!
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
This pic from last year is one of my faves:
The Amateur Librarian // Quilt Shop Hop
The haul: half-yards of three hard-to-find Heather Ross prints from her Far, Far Way and Briar Rose collections.
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
Whew… my bag was quite full by the end of the day! Unpacking and making little piles of folded fabric is my version of Halloween candy ๐Ÿ™‚ As usual the best part was hanging out with my guild friends and meeting new members and finding out what everyone is planning for their fabric. And of course a big shout out to each shop along the way, AND to those who organized it all!
ย The final haul:
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
And of course the group pic for 2016:
The Amateur Librarian // Middle TN Quilt Shop Hop
And 2015!

via @tennjenny

More city sights coming soon as I explore the Nashville area!
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