Open Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wade Building
(Circa 1910)

Trenton Railroad Depot
(Circa 1900)

Crystal Ice House
Circa (1925)

Coca Cola Building
(Circa 1925)

Welcome to the Suwannee Valley Shops located in historic downtown Trenton, at the heart of North Central Florida's Gilchrist County. The Quilt Shoppe, located in a 1925 Coca Cola Bottling Plant, is home to over 7,000 bolts of fabric, an extensive selection of quilting supplies and a tin ceiling library where customers can relax by the fireplace in comfortable chairs while selecting from over 400 quilt books. This building also houses the Suwannee Rose Café and the Happy Days Old Time Soda Fountain . The Café serves gourmet coffee, pastries and luncheon specialties including a variety of quiches, soups, salads, Monte Cristos, Reubens, Wraps and and hot Panini sandwiches. The Happy Days Old Time Soda Fountain is a vintage soda fountain and ice cream parlor. The marble counters, were manufactured by Robert M. Green and Sons in the 1920s, and the Soda Fountain, is a Bastian-Blessing "All Dry Superior Bobtail" manufactured over 60 years ago in July of 1950. One of the interesting historical facts about Trenton's soda fountain counter is that it was made by Robert M. Green who is the man credited with inventing the ice cream soda in 1874. The counter still proudly displays Robert M. Green's original manufacturer's nameplate. Join us for lunch and an ice cream treat while spending the day shopping and getting help with your fabric selection or current project.

The Crystal Ice House is located adjacent to the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe and once furnished ice for the Coca Cola Bottling operations. Renovations were completed on this wonderful old building March 1, 2010. It is now home to a variety of small shops including Long Arm Machine Quilting, The Ruffled Rose Tea Room, Kathy’s Mane Street Hair Salon, The Old Sewing Machine Man, Marvin's Primitive Pine Reproductions, and Ann's Antiques and Collectables.  Our Antiques include an extensive selection of antique furniture, glassware and estate jewelry. The Ice House also has a superb classroom and banquet facilities with or without catering for a small staff meeting, a formal board event or a special dinner.

The restored 1910 Dry Goods Store, adjacent to the South side of Trenton's historic turn of the century rail-road depot, that once sold horse collars and coffins, now features the Suwannee Valley Stained Glass Works and Sally's Suwannee Valley Cross Stitch, along with the Antique Gallery. The Stained Glass Works has one of the most extensive selections of glass and supplies in North Central Florida with over 20,000 pounds of stained and clear glass as well as books, hand tools, soldering irons and saws. Sally Criswell is an internationally known cross stitch teacher. She presents a Cross Stitch selection that is one of the best in the country. The Suwannee Valley Antique Gallery is home to a wide selection of primitives as well as many fine quality antique furnishings and glassware from times gone by.


Northcott Fabrics is currently promoting their Artisan Spirit Shimmer fabric. See more about this fine fabric and the Suwannee Quilt Shoppe display HERE.

The Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe Announces A New Team of Long-Arm Machine Quilters to Serve Customers

The Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe is excited to announce a new team of Long-Arm Machine Quilters. The four member team of Liz Torrence (retired critical care nurse and educator), Cindy White (practicing pharmacist), Karen Alberts (retired ship captain and abalone diver) and Kathy Beaulieu (physician administrator) brings a wide variety of sewing skills, quilting skills and machine quilting experience that will ensure outstanding Monday thru Saturday consultation and service for our customers. Call them at 352-463-6668 or just stop by the Crystal Ice House to discuss your project.

Kim Hart has left to spend more time with her new granddaughter and to pursue her artistic interests at home.  We thank her for her years of service to customers of the Quilt Shop and wish her well.

Stephanie Metts

 

The 2013 Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Crafts Festival
was held March 15th, 2014
Working on showing you some photos

SLIDESHOW FROM 2013 HERE

"Needle Lecture & Needlebook"

Join Susan and Sally for this historic lecture on needles and create a fantastic needlebook to store your different size needles in. We’ll explore origins, why different needles are used on different fabrics and threads as well as what size to use. You’ll receive a wonderful booklet full of history, uses and samples of different needles will be given out to attach to your pages. After a lunch break, we’ll work on personalizing your own needlebook and load it with your needles in their proper places!

May 17th from 10:00 till around 3:00

(1 hour break for lunch at Suwannee Rose Café…not included)

$95.00 ….call for reservation…Sally 352-463-3842

Meghan Elizabeth Metts
May 26, 2000 - May 29, 2013

READ HERE

Here's a video of the 2010 Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Crafts Festival

Here's a couple new videos from the Suwanne Valley Shoppes
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