Mooresville Quilts

 Last week I stopped in at The Quilter’s Loft in Mooresville, NC.  Through a door and up a flight of stairs, the shop is in a former dentist’s office.  It is a warren of little rooms packed full of quilting fabrics, patterns and notions.





The ladies who work at the shop are very friendly and welcoming.  After I looked at EVERYTHING upstairs, I went back out and down the block to the Pfaff sewing machine annex.  This little store was filled with all of the latest sewing and embroidery machines and has a great selection of machine embroidery threads.

Quilter’s Loft Co.

188 N. Main St.

Mooresville, NC 28115

(704) 662-8660

I was invited to attend the monthly Mooresville Centerpiece Quilter’s Guild 1st Monday of the month meeting which meets in the Lowrence Room of the Citizens Center on Main Street from 10:00-1:00. 

This sign was on the front door when I went in.  I suppose it is meant to be reassuring. . .


Anyhow, I got a very warm welcome.  The guest speaker was Ellen Strickland who showed her collection of antique American quilts that she has collected over the years, handed down through her family or bought at auction and antique stores.  The quilts were really lovely and many included material from the family’s clothes.


Mother’s Choice


Lover’s Knot

Lover’s Knot is very similar to ‘Bowtie’ but it differs in how the center square is placed.




Flower Basket

This quilt had about 39 of the baskets pieced from the red and yellow fabric.  All except the one in the corner.  I guess the person just ran out of the other fabric!



Ellen also showed some of her quilts, mostly using traditional quilting patterns.  This one commemorated 100 years of flight and had images of the Wright Bros. and Kitty Hawk on the backing fabric.


One thought on “Mooresville Quilts

  1. Hi Inspiraculum, like your words and way of thinking, also those of Wendell Berry, there are so many it seems that will sadly never ‘be in it’
    Perhaps you may gain some sense from ‘Busyness as Usual’; a piece written a couple of years ago now, which came to mind when reading your ‘living in the present’, thanks for sharing your thoughts, regards, rob.

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