Batik Boutique in Hamilton!

Batik Boutique in Hamilton!

Exciting things are happening here in Hamilton!  It’s starting to look and feel like spring, the sun is shining (most of the time) and Downtown Hamilton is looking better than ever!  Recently, our new quilt shop opened, called the Batik Boutique.   That’s right, we’ve filled an entire shop with beautiful batiks!!


Batik is a special dying process for fabrics, where wax is used to resist the dye, creating a beautiful pattern and texture.  We’ve found that when a customer loves batiks, she really LOVES batiks.  So, now you’ve got one special spot to be surrounded by all of your favorite batiks!

Here’s a little tour of our Batik Boutique!

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Gorgeous, rich colors with tons of dimension and beautiful prints!

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Our shelves are almost filled up!  We’re getting new fabrics every day!

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Look at how rich and beautiful this batik chevron quilt is!  Wow, we love those deep navy fabrics!  It has so much depth and movement, which is definitely an advantage to working with batiks.

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Batiks can be so fun when they are paired with a black solid fabric!

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It’s amazing what can be done with this batik technique!  Look at these patriotic prints that add yet another layer of interest to these fabrics!

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Of course, we also have some fantastic precuts of your favorite Batik fabrics!

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I especially love batiks that are bright and cheery like these ones!  We have every color of the rainbow!  This is a great way to add a little extra dimension and interest to your quilt instead of using a solid fabric.

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Browse our entire collection of batik fabrics!  On your next visit to Hamilton, we hope you’ll stop in to the Batik Boutique and say hello!

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Denyse Schmidt Traveling Quilts Show!

Denyse Schmidt Traveling Quilts Show!

Denyse Schmidt Quilts teamed up with FreeSpirit Fabrics, STC Craft Books and 7 incredibly talented quilters/bloggers to create a 60”x60” quilt using Denyse’s Modern Solids Fat Quarter Box and inspiration from traditional quilt patterns.

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The results are just stunning and we’re so glad to have these quilts on display in our Penney’s Quilt Shop this week!

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Improvisational Pineapple Quilt by Heather Jones

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Big Top Quilt by Faith Jones

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Terrazzo Quilt by Lee Heinrich

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Woodcut quilt by Holly DeGroot

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Paper Lanterns Quilt by John Adams

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Buzzed Birds by Latifah Saafir

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by Megan Bohr

A photo can never do a quilt justice.  Come on in to the Penney’s Shop and have a look for yourself!! 🙂

Blue Sage Grand Opening!

Blue Sage Grand Opening!

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you all to our new friend in Hamilton, Chef Chad Rigby.

Chad and his team have been working hard for many months to make Hamilton’s newest restaurant, Blue Sage, a reality. Blue Sage is getting ready for their grand opening weekend, September 26th and 27th!

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Chef Chad Rigby has had a passion for food his whole life and has been fortunate enough to work in this fast growing industry for the past 15 years. Before moving to Missouri to be executive chef at Blue Sage, Chad worked as an executive Sous Chef in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here’s what Chad has to say about Blue Sage:

“Blue Sage is the perfect date night or relaxed dining experience. I want people to be able to come experience cuisine that is familiar but made with a Blue Sage twist. Food, done right, should be an adventure!”

Well said, Chad!

There’s never been anything like Blue Sage in Hamilton. Just take a look at this amazing interior! We couldn’t be more thrilled.


Here are just a few of the stunning dishes at Blue Sage. Warning: these pictures will make you very hungry!




We are so excited to have Blue Sage here in Hamilton! If you’re in or around Hamilton be sure to stop by and celebrate with us next weekend – and of course enjoy some delicious food!


While you’re at it, check out Blue Sage’s Facebook page and Instagram feed.

Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: J’s Burger Dive

Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: J’s Burger Dive

Today’s stop on the Hamilton Visitor’s Guide series is J’s Burger Dive! Nestled next to the main shop, right beside Poppy’s Bakery, J’s is a great spot to grab some lunch, dinner or one of J’s fabulous milkshakes!

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You can choose to dine inside….

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…or on the shared outdoor patio! Umbrellas are in place now for the summer!


The staff at J’s serves up tasty burgers and fries from 11am-8pm  Monday-Saturday! Triple burgers! Cajun fries! Garlic pepper fries! Ranch fries! Yummo!


This is J! John is a former Navy diver, thus the name for his eatery.

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Here’s the full menu:


The milkshakes have become SUPER popular! J and his staff made over 500 the first week and haven’t slowed down since!

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J’s proudly serves up Blue Bell ice cream. A constantly rotating set of flavors means you’ll always find something yummy!

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This crew of ladies visited the quilt shops from California, Missouri (yes! That’s a real city!). We caught them taking a mid-day ice cream break and they gave the ice cream a giant stamp of approval.

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Be sure to stop by J’s when you’re in town! You won’t be sorry! And if you’re looking for more to see and do around Hamilton, check out the rest of our Hamilton Visitor’s Guide series!

Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: JC Penney Home & Museum

Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: JC Penney Home & Museum


Did you know that Hamilton is the boyhood home of JC Penney? It’s true! When you come for a visit to our quilt shops, you’ll definitely want to leave some time to visit the JC Penney Museum and boyhood home. And since Hamilton is a (fabulous) small town, everything is right within walking distance.


Just two blocks down from the main shop, you’ll see the JC Penney Museum at 312 N Davis Street. Hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm.


Walk in, head to the right and you’ll find a room full of memorabilia!



Oh! Hey there, J.C.!


Check out the gorgeous desk!


Open since 1976, there is so much history and a wide variety of unique retail artifacts here! If you’re looking for a place to send your husband while you shop, this is a great option!

Back across the hall is the Hamilton Library!


Head back toward the main shop and you’ll see the JCP boyhood home just across the street. Tours of the inside of the home are available. Just inquire at the Museum to see if someone is available to show you around!


Remember that part about everything being in walking distance? The building in the background is our longarm quilting building. Which also happens to be the old library!


We love being surrounded by such great pieces of history and we’re proud to show off our hometown. We hope to see you here soon! If you’re planning a visit, be sure to check out all of the posts in the Hamilton Visitor’s Guide series!