***UPDATE*** 8/25/15 Acorn Quilts is no longer in business
Today my spotlight shines on Acorn Quilts in Rockford, Illinois.
Acorn quilts was recently added to my list of favorite fabric stores. Being 30+ miles away it is not one that I frequently visit. It is, however, well worth the trip. Cruising inside their entry is not something I do quickly. Always on display is a beautiful quilt expertly quilted by a local long arm quilter. I pause long enough to absorb every detail.
As you tear yourself away and enter the showroom your eyes are entertained by the wonderful hand-dyed wool, the kaleidoscope of fabrics as well as the numerous displays of finished projects. It’s as if the room is filled with rows and rows of jars loaded with tantalizing candies. Every ounce of energy is needed to resist the temptation to lift every lid and experience all that it has to offer. There is so much to look at that I find myself spinning around and around trying to take in every last morsel.
Acorn Quilts is a top-notch quilt store. Everything about it screams excellence. If you are ever in the vicinity of Rockford, Illinois you absolutely MUST stop by Acorn Quilts. You will be so glad that you did.