Au Revoir, Bon Bon Atelier

My favorite KC fabric shop, and pretty much the only one I ever shop at, is closing at the end of January. I almost cried when I heard the news. Once I visited this shop, I knew that I would probably never need another quilt shop. And that’s almost been true. I definitely haven’t purchased more than a couple of fat quarter at any other KC brick and mortar shop since I visited Bon Bon. I feel bad about not spreading the love, but I tried to, I just couldn’t. The other shops might have a larger selection, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have what I want. I could walk in to Bon Bon, close my eyes, randomly point at a bolt of fabric, buy it, and be totally happy with it even though I never looked at it. Betsy and Emily have done a fabulous job with their inventory. It’s like they choose to my taste. Plus, it’s the closest fabric shop to me. Everything else is at least a 30 minute drive and they are a mere 10 minute drive. Needless to say, I’m heart broken, but I understand that it’s their time to move on.

The plus side: I’m totally taking advantage of their going out of business sale. 🙂 In fact, they sponsored the KC Modern Quilt Guild this month. Then they had an event at their store last Saturday. I went a little crazy.

Solid Voile

That’s all voile. Beautiful solid voile. The purple is my favorite. I bought at least three yards of each…but for a couple of them, I just took the rest of the bolt. I’m seeing some tank tops, flowy shirts, skirts, and dresses in my future.

Shot Cottons

Bon Bon carried a ton of shot cottons. I have no idea where I’m going to find them now. Sarah’s in Lawrence has them, but that’s not really close. Either way, I picked up a few to hold me over.


I picked up these three prints. Two are going to be for a quilt I’m working on and the turquoise one on the right is just because I loved it. It might become a skirt.

Angela Walters' Book

And this was super cheap. It’s the Advanced Reading Copy. I really wanted this book, but could never justify buying it. I have browsed through it and I think it’s going to be very helpful.

There’s still a couple of weeks left before the store closes. I plan on going back at least one more time. I just can’t say goodbye quite yet…


  1. Kim’s avatar

    I hate it when a store you love closes. Those are some really nice fabrics you picked up. Keep stocking up – it’ll help you in the adjustment process. And that’s so cool that you make so many clothes. I remember you working on that pretty dress last summer, didn’t realize you could make so many types of garmets!!


    1. Lesley’s avatar

      I definitely prefer quilting, but garment making is a lot of fun!


    2. Debbie Meador’s avatar

      I’m so happy you like my block! I am taking a free motion quilting class on Craftsy. I’m really impressed at how thorough it is and how much I’m learning. I can’t wait to practice and actually quilt something!



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