My final day in Manhattan started with a trip to the fabulous quilt shop
The City Quilter
It is located at 133 West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Ave.
When you enter the shop you see a great floor cloth with New York images.
The wonderful owners of the shop are Cathy Izzo
and her husband Dale.
They have owned the shop since February 1997. The shop is absolutely jam packed with goodies.
Everywhere you look there is something to catch your eye and interest.
This is just one of the samples on the wall.
Cathy and Dale have numerous fabrics that are exclusive to their shop.
Below is Statue of Liberty exclusive to them by Hoffman Fabrics.
I love this black and white!
Fashion District retro New York.
This is subway maps in three color ways.
They also have projects pertaining to Manhattan.
This is a perfect trip memory quilt.
I was told that almost all of the employees are multi talented.
One is an artist, one a costume designer, and one is a model.
Think of all that creativity!
These beautiful ladies are two of their employees.
This is an example of a wool project that is a kit.
Little wool creatures.
Wool cake and cookies.
A pillow kit and a sample of another quilt to make.
Cute quilt with bicycle embroidery.
This is more of Cathy and Dale’s exclusive fabrics.
It has vintage New York postcards on it.
This is a quilt made with the post card fabric.
What a great memory of a trip to New York.
Another quilt example to use Photos or photo style fabric.
A great little pincushion book and sample. What do you think about the bacon and egg?
Cathy stocks unusual ribbons for embellishing.
And a stash of silk fabric to make scrumptious quilts and table runners.
They will be carrying my Fine Dining pattern that is great done in silk with ribbon embellishment.
This is the classroom.
They even supply the sewing machines so you can take a class while visiting the city Cathy and and another employee in front of a wall of fabrics.
Check out the classes they are offering for this spring.
Paula Nadelstern will be teaching as well as Kaffe Fassett and Liza Lucy.
Below are some class samples.
A wall of books and patterns.
This quilt is going to be a pattern someday. I love it.Another little niche of patterns and samples.
More wool. The colors look good enough to eat. I simply adored these story book panels. Kaffe Fassett fabrics to drool over.
Cathy and Dale are now Bernina dealers.
Cathy also cuts 2 1/2” strips for their City Strippers kits.
While I was in the shop taking pictures and talking to Cathy and Dale,
Three couples came into the shop.
This is Brian and Susanne from Denmark.
Maria and Elmer from Brazil.
I was unable to get names for this couple from Japan.
This is definitely an international store!
I loved this quilt that looks like a kaleidoscope of the Empire State building.
One section of the store is dedicated to fabrics from Japan.
I love it when the employees are happy and smiling even first thing in the morning.
Dale took me to the basement to show me what was down there.
One thing was his desk with the first quilt he ever made. I think he did a great job.
They have a long arm quilting machine and offer custom quilting.
There is storage that goes all the way under the store. There is also an appliqué group called the Appliqué Support group that meets in the basement.
All of the New York fabrics can be purchased online at The City Quilter.
I has so much fun at The City Quilter, I wanted to stay all day.
I did have to leave to go to Timeless Treasures Fabrics to see Emily Cohen.
She gave me a tour of their new space and I got to see what is new for spring
and a hint of what will be new for fall.