Caroline's Cottage Cottons (2015)

On June 6th of 2022, the Indiana Department of Transportation removed the historic overhead bridge on State Road 9, North of Rome City.  Construction of a standard road is underway.  To get to the shop, from State Road 6, nothing has changed.  You are through traffic and will just turn onto State Road 9 North.

When coming down State Road 9 from the North, go through Wolcotville, past the Dollar General, then turn right on 1150N, turn left on N200E, turn right on E Northport Rd, turn left on N150E, turn left at the 4 – way stop, which is E1000N and drive into Rome City.  This is actually a very fast re-route.

Take a deep breath, this is a lovely drive through the territory where I was raised.  You will be seeing 2 historic stone mason homes.  Look for them!  At the first mason home was a tiny orchard, Chapman Orchards, this is where, in a cinder block building, all of the cider was pressed for my Dad’s Orchard.  Our Orchard was further down on Northport Road.  It is all gone now, with just a few of the old growth trees still visible on the 230 acre farm.  


Welcome to the Cottage.

Our cottage was opened in October of 2007.  She was born in 1870 and is a historic home of note.  The Cottage is constructed of Georgia brick and hand, hewed, native, oak.  Each room in the shop has a different flavor.  You will enter the Cannon Room where you will be greeted by either Caroline or one of her employees.  Often, in the Cannon Room, you will see new fabrics and special items of interest.  In the Parlor Room, the largest room in the Cottage, you will find hundreds of bolts of Civil War Reproduction fabrics, blenders, wide backs, and so much more.  The dining room is named Grandma Ina, Grandma Mae's room, named after both of Caroline's grandmothers.  In this room you will find 1920's, 1930's fabrics, batiks, children's fabrics, and sale fabric.  Emily's Room is where all of the wools are located for Penny Rugs.  This room also houses all of the homespuns as well as black and green fabrics that are not in other collections. 

We appreciate all kinds of sewing and especially handwork.  I and my staff love to answer questions about quilting and will help you, to the best of our ability, with all of your needs.  We cannot wait for you to pay us a visit!