Tuesday, March 11, 2008

St. Theresa Textile Trove: a blessing for creative people!

When visiting in Cincinnati, OH, I simply must go to St. Theresa Textile Trove!
Formerly located in what you'd consider a rough area of town, the shop has moved out to 5846 Hamilton Ave. (45224 if you want to use a map program!) into a coming-up neighbor with other shops and restaurants.
The antique/funky/fun atmosphere has been maintained, and you couldn't dream up the inventory in your wildest, most colorful REM!

There are beads and trinkets of all sorts, fibers and embellishments that make you wish you could just move in and play all day.

This is not a shop to duck into for a quick visit. There are nooks and crannies everywhere full of treasures. "Textile Trove" is such an appropriate name! With the sun streaming in the front window, it was like being inside a rainbow.
The fabric is flowing off the shelves. There are convenient fat quarters of everything, though you may want yards of the silks, brocades, Japanese upholstery (not too heavy for quilting!), or oil cloth. The shelves shown here are filled with quilting cottons from the best designers for the imaginative stitcher. And truly...if you want some skeletons or anything else for Dia de los Muertos this is the place!

St. Theresa has a helpful and friendly staff. They'll even let you park behind the building and come in through the back door...just like the regular customer you'll become after one visit!
If you can't get to Cincinnati, look for St. Therea's booth at major quilt shows, and check out their
website...it's almost like being there!

I'm a big fan, as you can tell...this post is totally unsolicitited! If I hated the place, I'd tell you that, too. But I'd rather share the places I love!

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