Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lititz Quilt Shop, in northern Lancaster County


With March just around the corner and masses of quilters descending on Lancaster County for the annual Americans Quilters Show (March 16-19) I thought it would be appropriate to highlight a real hidden gem here on the outskirts of Lititz.  Weaver’s Dry Goods is housed in an unassuming building along Brubaker Valley Road less than a mile from Swiss Woods. From the outside it doesn’t look all that big and if you do not know it is there you could easily miss it. That, would be a shame and you would miss a gem of a quilt /fabric store as well as a traditional bit of Lancaster County.

Walking in the front door you are welcomed with a variety of crafts, wall hangings and notions, but the heart of this place is the rows filled with bolts of the most colorful fabric in every shade and pattern imaginable. Putting together the colors and fabrics for a quilting project here is pure joy. For those who love fabric this is inspiration waiting to happen. You can hardly walk through the isles here without wanting to start something.  Little bundles of color coordinated fabric cut in what are known as fat quarters fill large cabinet. The day I was visiting ladies, arms laden with bolt after bolt of brilliant colored cottons made their way to the cutting station.

A quilting visit to Lancaster County would not be complete without a visit to Weavers Dry Goods. For quilters who want a personal fun place to stay, we are just around the corner. Come with your friends and turn your quilting convention into a true girlfriends get-a-way.
at the Lancaster Convention Center
March 16-19

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lititz Fire and Ice, Quilt Shows and more

One of the joys of a small town is being able to enjoy a wide variety of festivals. Fire and Ice is one of those and the first Lititz event to kick off the year. There are many more as you can see on our event schedule at the bottom of the blog. Fire and Ice is an ice sculpting event and a chili cookoff. It is great fun and a good way to shake the winter blues, get outside in the fresh air and enjoy people, food and a great small town.
Visit the Lititz website for a complete schedule of events. Friday night kicks off with the ice being sculpted on the street.  Why not come join us for the weekend and enjoy the festivities!

Mark your calenders for these upcoming events. Swiss Woods will be running a winter special from February 20th through March 31. It is a perfect time to plan a winter escape to the 'Woods'.

Special: February 20-March 31 : Book one night and the second is 50% off
Book 2 nights and your third night is free.

The snow geese migrate the end of February and beginning of March. To read more about this amazing sight read my post to the Lancaster Bed and Breakfast Inn Association blog.

Upcoming events:  (You can always access the latest events on the Swiss Woods home page)

            It is always wise to plan ahead. Here are great events happening in and around Lititz in the coming months. Plan your stay with us around one of these wonderful events.
Amy Grant and Michael W Smith:  March 6  American Music Theater Mention that you are attending the concert and receive a 10% discount.
Lancaster Quilt Show and Conference  March 16-19    10% off to all quilters attending the show.  Early full breakfasts. Weaver’s Dry Goods, one of Lancaster’s premier Quilt shops is just down the road.
Penryn Mudsale: March 19  Just 2 miles down the road this is one huge mudsale!
Michael Flatleys Lord of the Dance, 2 shows March 12 at the AMC
The Oak Ridge Boys at the American Music Theater March 19  This is a 3pm show and perfect for show, dinner and a night at Swiss Woods.