Moon In My Window
4 x 4 quilt block

Stone Soup Restaurant, known for its fine dining and fresh, local ingredients, derived its name from the familiar folk tale in which hungry strangers encouraged townspeople to share their food. 


This reflects owner Suzanne Strickland philosophy everyone benefits when coming together to share as a community.


She wanted a quilt block because she liked the way they looked and how they added interest and art to the city.    Her block, entitled Moon In My Window, is a colorful, contemporary design which came from an award-winning quilt created by Judy Kimbrell, a member of the Landrum Quilters.    The original designer Elisa Wilson gave permission for its usage.  The block name also recognizes to Strickland’s many evenings in the Stone Soup kitchen.


Originally a market and cafe when it opened in 2004, Strickland is putting the speciality food market back into the restaurant, featuring a variety of pastries made in-house along with frozen casseroles and soups to go.


Local breads, meats, eggs, and vegetables are part of the culinary experience at Stone Soup.


Strickland, an accomplished equestrian and painter, is also president of Our Carolina Foothills, a nonprofit organization which promotes tourism for Landrum, Saluda, Tryon and Columbus through special events and through its website.


Before moving to this area, she worked in commercial interior design and as a sale rep for an international company.   After studying culinary arts at Greenville Tech, she opened Stone Soup and has guided it to its present success as a restaurant and catering company.



Hung September 2014

Sponsored by Suzanne Strickland and The City of Landrum