Welcome to the Village Smithy

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A Quilt and Gift Shop located in the charming historical village of Bishop Hill, Illinois

The Shop Specializing in:
Homespun & Calico fabrics...
Quilt Books & patterns...
Custom machine quilting...
assortment of Threads & Batting
Variety of skillfully handmade items including:
Purses, jackets, wallhangings, placemats,
woven rugs, and table runners...
New and vintage quilts for sale...
Antiques & Collectibles...
Specialty gifts including Cat's Meow and
Dionis Goat's Milk lotions and soaps...
Greeting Cards and handcrafted cards...and much more!

Hand-quilting at the shop

       Hand quilting demonstration at the Village Smithy in Bishop Hill.

   Machine quilting can also be seen by visitors to the shop.

       Marilyn Nelson has owned and operated
The Village Smithy for over 30 years.
   She has more than 35 years experience quilting in the tradition
   handed down by her Swedish ancestors.

       Here Marilyn is quilting a "turning circles into stars" pattern quilt
  on an antique quilting frame made in
Bishop Hill.

Antique quilts and new quilts, along with quilted wallhangings and table runners,
   are all available for sale at the shop.

Contact Us:
The Village Smithy

309 N.Bishop Hill Street
Bishop Hill, Illinois 61419

Phone 309-927-3851


Store Hours:
Open daily
10 am - 5 pm,
except Sundays
12 pm - 5 pm

Winter Hours:
Open by chance or by appointment

Normal hours resume March 29, 2014

Proprietor Marilyn Nelson, email: marilyn@villagesmithyquilts.com
Website www.villagesmithyquilts.com

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