Thursday, March 8, 2012

Delectable...



Some things are just too good not to share.


Do you know that there's this gem of a cloth shop located in Brattleboro, Vermont called Delectable Mountain Cloth?

Did you know that the owner Jan used to work in the Garment district in New York and has the most exquisite taste in fabrics?

And best of all, did you know that she puts together packages of small cuts of these exquisite fabrics for sale to crazy quilters?

Here's what you do.

You call or email Jan Norris at Delectable Mountain Cloth and you tell her what you're looking for...she has some packages already made up and she can tell you what she has in stock. If you want a custom order, she can do that too. It may take a little longer because she's a small shop but just tell her what you want...a color, silk brocades, lace, velvets, tulles, etc....you tell her how much you would like to spend (packages range from $20 to $40 depending on what she has..she sells based on weight)...And there's SO many different fabrics in each pack. I didn't count but it was a lot.

And she sends you a package in the mail. And you get to turn over each fragment of beautiful fabric and exclaim over the beauty that is now yours to transform into art.

This is a pink one...


There is no way we could afford these fabrics if we had to buy them by the yard or the quarter yard...

Check out these green brocades...


And when they come in these quilter's packages...there's just nothing better than that.

Jan didn't give me any remuneration to write this post about her shop...just her charming and personalized service, her discerning eye for the exquisite and her deliciously delectable fabrics.


It's one of my life's current treasures. And now I've shared it with you...

Have a delectable day everyone.

P.S. My friend Shirlee wrote a post a few weeks ago about her trip to the shop...check out her post here. You won't be disappointed...

15 comments:

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh wow! Stunning fabrics! I have really enjoyed reading about your stitching, journeys, and projects!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous fabrics! Thank you for the heads up about her shop. Had to wipe all the drool off so I could type this!lol.

Linda H said...

Oh Susan, you are making me lonesome- we had such a WONDERFUL visit to that exquisite shop last spring... you make me want to jump in the car and hit the road for Brattleboro...

Moonsilk Stitches said...

These fabrics are gorgeous!

I've been enjoying reading about your various projects so when I recieved a "pass it on" award, I thought of you. My blogpost about the Liebster Award is here: http://moonsilk-stitches.blogspot.com/2012/03/award.html.

Saturday Sequins said...

This is something I'll have to share with my quilting friends. :)

Brattleboro. Wow, that takes me back. I spent most of my childhood in Manchester and Chester, Vermont, and I used to go to a bead store in Brattleboro. I miss that place!

Alex and Cassandra said...

Aaahhhh!!! So beautiful I can barely contain myself!! Thanks for sharing!
–Cassandra

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Gorgeous selection of fabrics. I had read Shirlee's post with envy but didn't realize the shop offered these sorts of packages. Thank you for sharing this tid bit - looks as if I may be shopping.....

Shirlee Fassell said...

Our realatives lives in Vermont and when we visit them we pass Brattleboro so I have to stop!!!!!!! It's is a fabulous store!! Even when I am just looking I seem to come out with something I can't resist.

Catherine said...

Very pretty fabrics!!

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Susan, you have beautiful fabrics, with us so beautiful there. I like such and such a delicate pink flowers, and generally just about everything.
Certainly something cool perform designing, inspiring, best regards,
wekendu cool :)))

Rachel said...

What a wonderful set of selections, and a wonderful service - just hope she doesn't get run off her feet by enthusiastic new customers!

Allison Aller said...

Going there is the ultimate hyperventilating experience. And Jan's passion for fabrics is an unbelievable treat just by itself.
What a great tribute to her store...

...and I recognize some of those green ones! I was there awhile back... ;-)

MosaicMagpie said...

What yummy fabrics! It is nice to share a love for fabrics with others that appreciate them. There is just something about a bit of beautiful fabric that makes my heart sing....and I know, you know what I mean! Thanks for sharing about this little treasure of a shop!
Deb

underatopazsky said...

Heavenly! That's why we have stashes - to look at, reverently stroke and admire these little works of art.

dlogan said...

Hi Susan,
Wow! I am just beginning to sew a replica(s)project of women's clothing worn on the Titanic(100 anniversary is this year)and my first assignment is a princess slip. I think I will find my inspiration for my slip in the Brattleboro store! Thank you for generously sharing..............:) darby

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