Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hi from Ohio

After flights lasting from 6:30 am from Vancouver to 6:15 pm (Columbus) and driving another 1 1/2 hours, we arrived in Hillsboro, Ohio where we spent the night. On Saturday, June 12, we drove to Georgetown, Ohio, to Joy Hanselman's lovely shop, "Schoolhouse Quilts". She had arranged the quilts from my "Country Comforts" book around the store and had set up a table and chair for me to sign my books
Shop owner Joy (on my left) and Wilma, her assistant, became instant friends.
Her shop had a wonderful display of fabrics and antiques. I had to go shopping!
In spite of the incredible thunder storm, quilters started arriving for the book signing.Joy told us about this great antique shop in Ripley, Ohio. We headed there right after the book signing ended at noon.

The shop got its name from its previous life--as a piano factory. This beautiful piece was on display in the entry.
Then we drove up to Mt. Orab, where we found this great shop.

I think these were intended for decorative purposes, but, when you gotta go...

Then, it was off to Waynesville, Ohio, the "antiques capital of the midwest".
And finished off our day with the best soft pretzel. Yum!


  1. Cheryl, I have to say that I'm a bit disapointed...I was SURE we'd agreed that I'd join you on your next little trip...


  2. What a wonderful shop and her displays are perfect for all the prim quilts. It looks like the perfect place to visit and shop, love hitting antique stores when I am on trips.


  3. Comme j'aimerais vous rendre visite !
    je suis fan de Country !