Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fabric Heaven in Goodville, PA - Obies Country Store

Today, I took Timothy (9 years old) on a "date" to Shady Maple Smorgasbord.  He's the only one in our family who had not been there, and he's been a bit miffed about it for quite some time.  I made a deal with him that I would take him there if he would be good while we visited a fabric store I had learned about at our last smocking guild meeting - Obies Country Store in Goodville, PA.

It's about a 5 minute drive from Shady Maple - just east on Hwy 23.  When I arrived, I have to admit that from the outside, I wasn't quite sure what I would find on the inside.

I was totally captivated from the moment I entered the store.  There was nice Christian music playing, and fabric stacked from floor to ceiling *everywhere*.  It was incredible!!!

There was fabric in every print imaginable.  I am so excited about the Disney prints.  I plan to go back in a few weeks and stock up on fabric to make things for our Disney trip next month.

There were stairs in the center of the store that led to a little gift shop filled with quilts and other hand-made items. 

There were quilting books, barrels of buttons, lots of trims, and even penny candy!

I wish I could have stayed for hours, but Timothy's patience wore thin after about 15 minutes.  I will definitely go back and bring Hannah (17 years old) with me.   The fabric was gorgeous, the selection was amazing, and the prices were great too - most in the $6.00 range.

Obies has been around for 150 years.   It is run by a Christian family who like to share God's love with each and every customer.   If you are in the Lancaster County, PA area, this is a must see place.   Their address is 1585 Main Street, East Earl, PA.  Their phone number is (717) 445-4616.


1 comment:

  1. Been there and its mind boggling .I could spend hours there.

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