My husband got very worried when I said that I was ‘collecting shops' but of all the ones I have
tried Midsomer Quilting - sadly three and a half hours away - is my very favourite. MQ is less a
shop, more the home of friends with fabric for sale. They open from Friday to Monday but have
their personal phone numbers on the door, so if you were just passing you can call, and, if they
are free, they come and open up just for you. Helen Conway
Are you in the area for a while and looking for recommended accommodation?
Green Lane Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast (01761452833 www.greenlanefarmbandb.co.uk) is twelve minutes drive from MQ and described by two of our visitors as Probably the best B&B we’ve stayed at (and they’ve stayed at many!). It’s in Hallatrow, and just two minutes walk from the Book Barn mentioned below.
A party of eight quilters have happily stayed in a converted church** in Chilcompton - Airbnb www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/2589097
Others have stayed at the Centurion Hotel (Best Western) ** www.centurionhotel.co.uk
The Old Down Inn** at the other end of the village 01761 232398
And also in the village there is the greatly refurbished Redan Inn www.theredaninn.co.uk
**The three asterisked above have space where groups can work together in the evening.
Other attractions in the area
You can read all about the shop on the other pages but this one is to let you know that there are bags of other things to do after you call on us (though you should be advised that the record stay at the shop is currently held by two ladies who brought sandwiches - and cake - and stayed at MQ for five hours and forty minutes).