Our 1st OPEN HOUSE!
It's about time, right?! Back in December, we got the keys to our very own studio space, which was SUCH a welcomed changed from operating out of our home for the last several years! Well, we've spent the last four months getting settled and organized in our new space and we are excited to host our very first Open House!
Other than a few booths at some local quilting shows, we've never done anything like this! Really, inviting people into this space has been a dream of mine since the beginning. I've always loved the face-to-face interactions at local shows, so I'm thrilled that we can now do this whenever we want!
So what all is involved? Well, let's just say that I plan to cram as many quilts as humanly possible into this space. haha. It'll have the feel of a trunk show/social with the ability to shop our quilt kits, paper pattern, fabric bundles and even yardage! We do not sell yardage off the bolt in our online shop, so this will be a rare chance to see what all we have and stock up on some of my favorites! We'll also have lots of precut bundles, some notions and loads of inspiration. Truly, if you are within driving distance, we would love to have you!
If you plan to come, would you mind letting us know? Since this is our first Open House, we really don't know what to expect. Having a head count will help up be prepared. :) RSVP here!
Here are the hours and dates:
- Friday April 29th: 12 noon - 6 pm
- Saturday April 30th: 10 am - 4 pm
Above image is courtesy of Explore Asheville (www.exploreasheville.com).
Above image is from Google Maps.
Places to Stay in Black Mountain
If you are traveling from out of town and looking for a place to stay, here are a few of my favorites:
- Black Mountain Bungalow (AirBnB)
- Eco Home (AirBnB)
- Red Rocker Inn (Historic Bed & Breakfast)
- Monte Vista (Boutique Hotel)
- Arbor House (Bed & Breakfast)
- Hampton Inn
Places to Eat in Black Mountain
Ohh, where do I start?? Here are a few of our favorites:
- Louise's Kitchen is a really cute breakfast spot that we visit quite frequently! Be sure to try the jam!
- Four Sisters Bakery has lots of yummy baked goods...we go there for bagels!
- Blue Ridge Biscuit Company is just your traditional southern breakfast kind of place...we really liked it!
- Black Mountain Kitchen & Alehouse serves the best fried chicken sandwich around!
- Cousin's Cuban Cafe is authentic Cuban food and really great customer service! We got their breakfast and it was delicious. We went back a few weeks ago for lunch and we are big fans!
- Veranda is a great options for soups, salads and sandwiches.
- Clean Plate has delicious tacos!
- Foothills Butcher Bar has suchhhhh a good BBQ sandwich. Peter loves their burgers and the poutine is great too!
- Smoke serves really great barbecue! I highly recommend the poutine!
- My Father's Pizza is a CLASSIC. It's a well established family restaurant that is right in the heart of downtown Black Mountain. I highly recommend the bruschetta and meatballs! Any of their pizzas are amazing.
- Black Mountain Bistro is a really nice locally owned bistro!
- Trailhead Restaurant & Bar - We haven't been yet, but we've heard that it's a really good "elevated bar food" place.
- Goldfinch has such yummy small plates and meals! Don't skip the mac & cheese pancakes!
- The Grocery rotates their menu and has really unique and yummy small plates.
- Milton's has delicious, seasonal, regionally inspired southern food.
- Cup of Jomo is in the "low town" part of Black Mountain right across from Louise's Kitchen. It's a part of the WNC Outdoor Collective, which is a group of outdoor companies all in one building.
- Dripolator Coffeehouse is always really busy whenever we visit. And rightfully so....everything we've gotten has been great and I love the building that it's in.
- Dynamite Roasting Co. is very well known and yummy.
Also, Asheville is just a stone's throw away with some of the best restaurants and breweries in the country!
Things to do in Black Mountain
Well, aside from visiting us and Black Mountain Yarn shop ;) there is SO much to do.
- If you've never been to Black Mountain before, walking the streets downtown is definitely a must. There are so many cute little shops to explore and things to see.
- If you're looking to get some easy, flat walking in, Lake Tomahawk is a great place for walking laps.
- Driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway is my favorite thing to do and it's only about 30 minutes away. If you're looking to spend several hours doing this, Waterrock Knob and Craggy Gardens are two of my favorite stops on the Parkway.
- If you are looking for a local hike, Rattlesnake Mountain or Lookout Point are pretty moderate/strenuous, but REALLY great hikes with awesome views of Black Mountain and Montreat.
If you want to explore other local areas, be sure to check out my "Quilter's Guide to the Blue Ridge Mountain" blog post. Waynesville and Asheville are two spots that I highlight on the post with more specific ideas.
I think that covers it! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and let us know. We hope to see you soon!