Kirsten’s Quilt in Hedehusene, Denmark, is our 2023 Regional Prize Winner.
We asked Kirsten about her store, staff, and the impact of our contest.
Can we share some history about the store?
It started as an online shop in 2004 and then opened as a brick-and-mortar shop in 2008 to supplement the online shop. Today, it is basically a one-person-run shop.
The shop also has classes with local and renowned international instructors.
The owner, Kirsten, loves brights and batiks and works hard to provide customers with a great selection of quality fabrics (including a huge selection of batiks), threads, patterns, and notions.
For those that have not seen the store, please describe it.
The shop is about 2,500 sq. ft., and the classroom is approximately 1,700 sq. ft. It is in the countryside (Hedehusene) close to Copenhagen.
The shop is on an old farm, where the stables have been converted to a shop, and the classroom is upstairs in the old hayloft.
Can you describe your product offerings or store services?
The shop has a huge selection of batiks and prints. You’ll find bag hardware, mesh, zippers, and other bag accessories. We carry a variety of patterns (including bag patterns), a lot of different rulers, among them rulers from Creative Grids.
You’ll also find a variety of battings – wool, cotton/poly, silk etc., and a large selection of thread, including King Tut and Glide machine quilting thread. Classes are available on various techniques, among them machine quilting with rulers, paper piecing and textile art. Next season we’ll do ‘ByAnnie Basics’ classes, among others.
Kirsten said, “The contest gives us an opportunity to increase the number of products we carry from ByAnnie and establish classes, focusing on ByAnnie products.”
We’re always happy to learn about more ByAnnie classes!