Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bainbridge Island Quilt Stores

This lovely quilt store is the McKenna Ryan store in Bainbridge Island in Washington State.
Bainbridge is a gorgeous town that is worth visiting even if you do not quilt. It is a half and hour ferry trip from pier 52 in Seattle. The ferry runs very frequently, (times vary through the day, so check the schedule). 
The ferry costs US$7.70; but you only pay going west. I don't know the price for the car ride. I used it as a pedestrian. I highly recommend as a day trip if you are in Seattle. The store address is:
187 Ericksen Ave. NE. 

view of the main room

Had to buy the top right block pattern from this Aussie quilt.

The chiken pattern also came home with me.
There is another quilt store in the Island. It is Esther's fabric on 181Winslow Way E (Main drag) Suite D.
The day I was there, they were very busy with costumers from a shop hop. But I had a wonderful time visiting and the staff was very friendly. I bought a Washington/Seattle fabric (not picture.) It is a novelty black fabric with Seattle icons.

Both stores makes you feel very welcome.
Some hints:
As you leave the ferry, make sure to get a free map "Downtown Bainbridge Island" it lists all the stores and addresses, as well as the ferry schedule. This area is easy to walk (the map boasts that it is only a "10 minutes walk from one end of the town to the other". But with so many lovely places to see and enjoy, just take your time.


  1. Wow, I bet that was neat going into the McKenna Ryan store. sounds like a fun trip.

  2. A very delayed comment...but my parents lived on Bainbridge for many years. Lovely town and we visited often when we lived in Seattle. Too bad there was only one rather funky fabric store there at the time. Thanks for the pictures and reminder of how beautiful it can be there!


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