Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Quilters Excellent Adventure!

(not responsible for changes in business – i.e. if any have closed or changed their hours!)

Take a tour of a different kind – the ultimate for quilters! And a great way to see the Lancaster County countryside. Please note that these locations have quilting supplies; not all will have finished quilts. Those are a completely different tour. And many of these shops do not have Sunday or holiday hours.

Note: These directions start from The Limestone Inn ( in Strasburg but you can certainly jump in anywhere in the county.

1. Head south on Route 896 for 10 minutes to Georgetown. Fisher’s Housewares in on the right corner. This is an Amish shop and is a general store but does have quilting goods. Also on the opposite corner is an antique shop.
2. Head back on Route 896 North back through Strasburg to Route 30. Take Route 30 West to Route 501 North. Travel through the town of Lititz to Brubaker Valley Road. Turn left for about 1 mile to Weaver’s on the left.
3. Turn right out of Weaver’s back to Route 501. Turn left onto 501 to Shaeferstown and turn right onto Route 897. Follow to Cocalico Creek and watch for large fabric sign to Burkholder’s.
4. From Burkholder’s back onto 897 south/east and follow to Route 272. Take 272 south a short distance to Muddy Creek Rd on the left. Turn left and a quick right onto Church Rd then a quick left back on to Muddy Creek Rd.. Follow Muddy Creek Rd. for approx 2 miles past the Pa Turnpike and Route 222. Sauders will be on the right.
5. From Sauders to Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse backtrack to Route 222 and head South. Take Route 30 East to Route 340 East. On Route 340 at Witmer Rd. Is Hannah Stoltzfoos Quilts. Traveling on Route 340 you come to The Quilt & Fabric Shack. Nearby is the Old Country Store. A bit east is Zooks Dry Goods with quite an inventory.
6. If you have time continue on 340 east to Route 897 (again!). Turn left north on 897 to Route 23. Turn right and look for Obie’s Country Store.
7. Return to Strasburg (for dinner at The Iron Horse Inn) by taking 897 South back to Route 30 then east on 30 to Route 896 South.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Valentine's Day is Fast Approaching!

Don't forget that Valentine's Day is February 14th and is only a few weeks away. Rooms go fast so make your reservations now and enjoy a weekend away to help cure the winter blues. And don 't forget the dinner reservations either - we can suggest a good one in Strasburg!!!!

2009 Mud Sales are Coming!!!

The last Saturday of each February is the kickoff of the Lancaster County Mud Sale Season and it starts at the Strasburg Fire Company! The donation and consignment sale begins at 8:00 AM on the last Saturday of February and runs all day.
Items to be sold include: Quilts, Crafts, Furniture, Farm Equipment, Horses, Yard Equipment, Bicycles, Misc. Stuff, Building Equipment, and much, much more!
The Food Services Committee will have lots of good food available.
35'th Annual Spring Sale - Saturday February 28, 2009 - 08:30 am