March Shop Spotlight

How can it already be March!! Wasn’t it just New Year’s a few weeks ago? But then, if it’s already March, that means Spring is not far away, as long as the Ground Hog was a good fellow and didn’t see his shadow! Are your days dreary and dull? Then I have just the thing to bring some sunshine into you life. Go visit Connie Lancaster at Quilts Plus in Lebanon, IN, she will be sure to brighten your day. Many of you will be familiar with Connie from her time at Quilts Plus when it was in Indianapolis. After the close of that location Connie decided it was time to get back to it and opened up her Lebanon location about 4 years ago. She has a great location right off the square at 212 West Main St, Lebanon, IN 46052.

If you want to drop in, her store hours are: Tuesday 1:30-5:30, Wednesday-Friday 11:00-4:00, and Saturday 9:00-1:00. But she is happy to accommodate shoppers with appointments at other times. Just contact her at 317-506-7527 to set up a date and time. Masks are required to enter the store.

The fabric you will find at Quilts Plus has a decided modern feel, with Moda being her mainstay, but you will also find Batiks, linens, and some heavier weight fabrics. She stocks Grunge and Bella Solids for a more minimalist look popular in the modern genre. But if you are looking for something she doesn’t have, just let her know, she is happy to order what you need.

When you enter her shop you will see her long arm ready to load your quilt for specialty quilting or edge to edge. Contact her for a quote. You can see examples of her quilting by looking at all the shop samples on the walls, I don’t think she has any bare wall space left!

Connie also offers classes at her shop, if you are interested in learning a specific technique she is happy to create a class to fit your request. Her attention to detail as a teacher is worth the price of any class.

Connie tries to keep the spirit of quilting alive with special events and groups. She offers a Second Saturday Sampler events which meet at 9:00 am and 10:30 am on the 2nd Saturday of each month. The 2021 events start April 10th. You start with a block kit and each month you bring in your completed block you get the next month’s kit free. 

Another event that is fun for all is her Quilt Therapy sessions. But don’t worry, you don’t have to lie down on a couch! During Therapy Sessions you can share your show and tell, get encouragement and help to finish your UFOs, learn about new products in the shop, discover great organizational tools, and see some awesome modern quilts examples. Therapy Group sessions are available in person and through Zoom once a month on a Monday evening. One year’s subscription is just $25.00, join at any time. 

If you haven’t been to visit Quilts Plus yet, grab your friends and make a road trip north on I65 to the Lebanon exit, you won’t regret it! 

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