Thursday, September 24, 2020

Village Wanderings—Shops

Last week, Teri shared our first session at Baltimore on the Prairie, 2021, and this week I (Kara) will be sharing our second session. We are teaching the first of our series, Village Wanderings—Homes at the Academy of Appliqué in March, and for BOTP we will be teaching the second, Village Wanderings—Shops.

As with the houses, our shops were inspired by European architecture, and of course, the fantastic window boxes that can be seen everywhere.

Since we had built the houses in our village, it was time to build the shops. We chose to do the most essential shops needed in a town—at least from our perspective.

Quilt Shop

A tiny quilt hangs in the window.
Simple stitches create a floral bounty.

Red posies made of silk ribbon


Fruit and vegetables  on display
A simpler window box this time

Blueberries instead of flowers


Geraniums and iris for the window boxes
Little ribbon stitched iris on the swags
I love macarons!


Care for a cup of coffee?
Some fluffy flowers in this window box

We are thrilled that we will be able to teach these delightful shops at Baltimore on the Prairie next year. Whether you take this class or our Alsatian Urn, we would love to have you in either session, or both! All you have to do is head to the BOTP website HERE to sign up! While we are sad to have missed this year, we are hopeful and looking forward to 2021—it's going to be great!


  1. can these patterns be purchased. I can't attend classes as I live in Missouri. Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Sherri!
      We will be selling the patterns after Baltimore on the Prairie, so not until next September. We will have our Houses patterns available after March of next year. Thank you for reading the blog and we are happy you like the shops!