Thursday, September 5, 2013


A little history lesson today and some fun facts 
about a quilt shop that sits in Ohio history.

The first capital of Ohio was Chillicothe. 
This is the State Seal of Ohio

A view from Adena Gardens (in Chillicothe)  
of the mountain range used in the Ohio State Seal

A short trip to the downtown area of Chilocothe 
and the fun begins at "Creations Sew Clever" Quilt Shop.
I had been here a couple times before...but as soon as I
saw the shop...I knew it had been waaay to long!

What was a "funeral home" now houses
life and laughter and beautiful fabrics and kwilts!

I have known Rita Fishel, Shop Owner,
for quite a while..and seeing her again,
was like I just saw her yesterday!
With permission, I took some photos of the shop
and told her I would love share them in a post
about her shop. 

Here is Rita, showing her team spirit with this
beautiful scarlet and gray kwilt.
O - H - I - O loves their Ohio State Buckeyes
and this one is just perfect for college football season!

Rita is an author, instructor and lecturer,
renowned for her Mystery Quilts
and her designs have filled the pages of a great book!

 you can find it on

IF you are lucky enough to take her all day
Mystery Quilt Class, she makes the kits from 
your color selections, she feeds you, 
she has the "sewing wenches"  on hand to press, 
un-sew and just take care of you all day!

I unfortunately, don't know who made these quilts
nor the exact patterns and 
would provide credits if anyone knows.

Looks like a kalediscope design of hexies in
colors for the autumn season!

A log cabin in the center and perhaps a focus
fabric in the border.  Bright and cheerful!

The Double Cross pattern was attached to this fun kwilt!

I believe this beauty is from Rita's "Curvalicious" pattern.

One can get lost in all these batiks and notions!

or perhaps you need baby fabrics

Creations Sew Clever is full of fun people, 
including staff, customers...
I felt like I was right at home. 

If you can't visit in person...please check out her website here

Thank you Rita for such a warm welcome 
and from one kindred spirit to another....

If you have a favorite kwilt shop in OHIO...what is it?
I'm always looking for the next "road trip"!


  1. Looks like a fun shop.. I have the Curvalicious pattern and it's a WIP. Didn't realize Rita was a shop owner.

  2. Such a fun AND beautiful shop! Looks like a fun road trip.

  3. Oh, you make me sorry my sister left Ohio and I probably won't be back there again! My favorite shop in Ohio is "Sew to Speak," in Columbus.

    The Fabric Shack in Waynesville, Ohio.

  5. Quilt Trends in Columbus, Oh. Lots of Batiks and a color wall to die for!

  6. what a great shop to visit, and wow that curvy quilt not sure how that was done it is amazing.

  7. Guhl's Country Store in Jackson, OH
    It has discounted fabric along with other items. Most fabric is precut in 2-4 yds. Our quilt guild drives a couple of hours one way for this store. $2.99-3.99 a yd is the average price.


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