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.