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2024 Winner Highlight: Lickety Stitch Quilts

Lickety Stitch Quilts in Lusk is our Regional Winner for Wyoming!

Read on to learn more about a business that started off as a coffee shop and grew to be a beautiful fabric shop specializing in Western fabrics.

Please tell us your store’s story.

Lickety Stitch Quilts is owned by Karen Wisseman and her husband Dave.

Karen has sewn all her life, learning from her mother and grandmother over 50 years ago. She has a life-long interest and love for fabric and sewing machines that is evident in her quilts and fabrics carried in the shop.

— 2024 Contest Customer Comment —

“The ladies at Lickety Stitch Quilts are the best. They are always ready with expert and informed answers to my questions. Their store is a great and welcome retailer in our community.”


Lickety Stitch has been in business in Lusk for 14 years. We remodeled a building on main street that had been a coffee shop to start our business. In 2017 we remodeled the historic bank building next door and more than doubled the size of the shop. In 2023 we remodeled the building on the other side and added a classroom and retreat center.

For those who have not seen the store, please describe it.

We have 3,500 square feet of store space plus 1,000 square feet of classroom space. We are known for our large inventory of western, batik, minky, and wildlife prints, as well as a nice selection of most other styles of fabrics. We have everything you need for quilting and also offer longarm and binding services.

We are located in a small town in eastern Wyoming and everyone who comes into the shop for the first time is amazed at the extent of our inventory, size of our shop, and quality of our fabrics. We are best known for the friendly service and help we provide our customers.

— 2024 Contest Customer Comment —

“It’s a neat quilt store full of great quality fabrics, quilting supplies, and great ladies who quilt themselves and are very knowledgeable to help you. They have a room for workshops, guest speakers or some days you can bring your machine and sew. They offer quilting services that are the best. Once a week they have a live program letting you know about new fabrics, supplies, new quilt kits, sewing tips, etc. It’s the best quilt shop!”


— 2024 Contest Customer Comment —

“Karen and group are very knowledgeable about quilting–they have ideas and the know how to make the ideas work. Their shop is very comfortable and cozy to shop in. When you walk in, their smiles are warm and ready to be of help to you. If you just want to browse, they are fine with that also. If you go in only to get your quilting battery recharged, this is the place to go. The ideas will wake you up!”


Please tell us about your staff.

Left to right: Sarah Willey, Joan Sundin, Jane Filener, Karen Wisseman, Susie Tadewald

— 2024 Contest Customer Comment —

“Such friendly and helpful owners and employees who host great retreats several times a year and
carry a wonderful selection of western fabrics!”


Please tell us about any upcoming special events at your store.

Lickety Stitch offers project based classes that can be found on our website calendar at We have ByAnnie classes each month plus small and large retreats throughout the year.

In closing

When asked about the impact of the Local Quilt Shop Contest, Karen said, “We appreciate the Local Quilt Shop Contest hosted by ByAnnie for bringing attention to our shop from many customers near and far. We send out a newsletter and have Facebook Live posts regularly and it has helped increase the reach to our customers.”

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