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.


 

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), 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.

Stephanie Metts

 

The next Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Crafts Festival
will be held March 21st, 2015

SLIDESHOW FROM 2013 HERE


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Coming Soon – Meghan’s Memory Garden

In honor of our golden retriever, Meghan Elizabeth, we will have a special “Dog Friendly” eating area in the beautiful outdoor garden Karen and Gary Alberts have created just outside of the Crystal Ice House.

Pictured above is Mason, a Coton de Tulear, who cannot wait for this experience.

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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