Olive Juice Quilts

To the people who clicked on the link to the naughty fabric from the last post: The permission is fixed – you can see the fabric now.

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Olive Juice Quilts is located at 1258 County Rd PH, Onalaska, WI. My GPS sent me the wrong direction and we almost missed the shop – fortunately, we were able to turn around and find it by checking house numbers. It’s in a semi-residential area and is clearly marked, with a generous parking lot.

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When we saw the shop, Jeanne and I both gasped. There may have been profanity. Seriously, the building is aqua, with white and orange trim. It’s adorable.

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The first glimpse inside…

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Just inside, turning back toward the door…

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Straight ahead…

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Special fabrics…

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To the right – the check out and one of three cutting areas…

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Turning away from the check out…

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Standing with your back to the check out…

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Two doors lead to a room of traditional fabrics…

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(And the room isn’t really dark – the natural light from all of the windows was beautiful.)

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Another cutting area…

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And another…

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Looking from the back of the room toward the checkout area…

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Fantastic staging…

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Look at all of these buttons!

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And ribbon…

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Back the way we came, past the check out on the left, is a wide hallway with children’s fabrics…

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And a Notions room…

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It was a bit crowded, but full of notions and thread…

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The hallway led to the most incredible studio…

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Here’s a panoramic shot…

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Inside on the left is a selection of batiks…

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And a Book Nook, complete with comfy chair and lamp…

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With a huge, open space for classes …

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They are a Bernina dealership and have lots of beautiful sewing machines…

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Including a longarm…

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And the most incredible kitchenette on the right…

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The ladies working in the shop were both very, very good. Anne on the left and Ana on the right…

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They encouraged me to take photos, were knowledgeable, helpful, and personable, but also knew when to step back and just let us shop.

At the end of April (28 & 29) the shop is participating in a 2-day shop hop in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.

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Click here for information about the shop hop. I’ve been to a couple of the other shops on the list (Mill House Quilts and Quilter’s General Store) and they’re both wonderful.

I would absolutely go back to Olive Juice Quilts, even though it’s a 2-hour drive. I won’t do it often, but we’ll make a weekend of it again and check out some other shops on the way. I’ve been to some great quilt shops, but this one at the top of my list. Thank you Anne and Ana, and thank you Olive Juice Quilts! You topped off a fantastic weekend!

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11 thoughts on “Olive Juice Quilts

  1. A beautiful shop. I can see that we (daughter and I) will have to make run from Peoria to WI next time she visits me.

  2. Wow. That looks like an awesome shop. I love the pics and that huge shoe is amazing. Too coo.
    Can you tell me are all shopping areas on the first floor? I saw stairs in one of the pics and wondered.

    I’m tempted to take a drive that direction just to shop there myself sometime this summer. It’s only 3 hrs for me and we’re always up for a road trip.

    • Hi Vicki –

      Yes, all of the shopping areas are on the first floor. I think upstairs and downstairs are offices and/or sewing rooms. It’s a wonderful shop, and I’m sure you could find other stops on the way. Three hours is a great road trip!

  3. OH MY!!! I was in total pain whilst looking at these photos!! This little shop is soooo cute it was hurting me. We don’t have ANYTHING like this shop ANYWHERE near where I live. You lucky duck you!!

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