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  • 2024 Winner Highlight: The Old Country Store
    The Old Country Store in Intercourse is the Regional Winner for Pennsylvania! Read on to learn more about this deservedly multi-award-winning store in the heart of Amish Country. Please tell us your store’s story. Since 1881, our historic building has served the Intercourse community as a “general store.” In 1978 it became The Old Country…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Seven Sisters Quilt Shop
    Seven Sisters Quilt Shop in Carson City is the Regional Winner for Michigan! Read on to learn more about this shop that is famous for its wonderful fabric selection and outstanding customer service! Please tell us your store’s story. Seven Sisters Quilt Shop was an idea that was fun to talk about for many years.…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Hip Stitch
    Hip Stitch in Albuquerque is the Regional Winner for New Mexico! This shop is focused on giving back to the community and supporting local artists. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Suzanne Kelly founded Hip Stitch in 2008. Steve Hamlin joined her in 2013 and brings his marketing and business…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Cary Quilting Company
    Cary Quilting Company in Cary is the Regional Winner for North Carolina! Read on to learn more about a popular shop that was started by accident! Please tell us your store’s story. Cary Quilting Company started somewhat by accident! Julianne moved her home-based custom quilt making business into an historic house that had been home…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Sew Charming Quilt Shop
    Sew Charming Quilt Shop in Clanton is our Regional Winner for Alabama! Read on to learn more about this mother-daughter business that works together with their YouTube viewers to create collaborative donation quilts! Please tell us your store’s story. We started our mother-daughter business 10 years ago. We also have two small helpers— grandsons James…
  • 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…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Kate’s Open Quilt Studio
    Kate’s Open Quilt Studio in Shediac Bridge is our Regional Winner for New Brunswick, Canada! Read on to learn more about a lovely shop whose owner said she would never be a quilter! Please tell us your store’s story. Owner, Kate O’Brien, said, “A quilt shop was not in the plans for my life. I…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Au Fil d’Emma
    Au Fil d’Emma in Fleury-les-Aubrais is our Regional Winner for France! Read on to learn more about this beautiful and well-stocked shop that is in an area with a rich cultural history. Please tell us your store’s story. Emma Coutancier has loved fabrics since her childhood. She started to sew on a domestic sewing machine,…
  • 2024 Local Quilt Shop Winners & Contest Summary
    Aren’t local quilt shops sew fantastic? The 2024 Local Quilt Shop Contest has been a vibrant celebration of our beloved neighborhood quilting havens! We’ve stitched together this event to spotlight their tireless efforts and to give everyone a chance to shower them with love. By championing our local quilt shops, we’re not just running a…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Watergirl Quilt Co.
    Watergirl Quilt Co. in Prescott, Ontario, is our Grand Prize Winner for Canada! Thanks to their perseverance, this shop not only survived Covid-19 closures, but has really grown and thrived! Read on to learn more about their amazing story — and their latest expansion! Please tell us your store’s story. Michelle Peters, the owner of…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Kaela’s Patch
    Kaela’s Patch in Woodend, Queensland, is our Grand Prize Winner for Australia! Read on to learn more about a business which started out selling fabric from home and grew into a lovely shop with a beautiful classroom space! Please tell us your store’s story. Our business started out with Kylie selling fabric at the local…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: Lovely Jubbly Fabrics
    Lovely Jubbly Fabrics in Ferndown, England is our Grand Prize Winner for the UK! Read on to learn more about a super-fun shop owner who used to be a costume designer! Please tell us your store’s story. “I trained as a costumer designer and maker, and worked in theatre and film before starting my own…
  • 2024 Winner Highlight: SewEndipitous
    SewEndipitous in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is our Grand Prize Winner for the USA! Read on to learn more about this large, beautiful shop that offers a plethora of classes for all skill levels! Please tell us your store’s story. SewEndipitous was born out of a love of remembering a childhood surrounded by sewing, quilting,…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Theresa’s Fabrics
    Theresa’s Fabrics in Moundsville is our regional winner for West Virginia. Sadly, Theresa’s went out of business shortly after the contest ended. They would like to thank all of the wonderful customers who supported their shop over the years, and have shared the following video and photos. We wish the team at Theresa’s Fabrics all…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Quilting B & More
    Quilting B & More in Charlottetown is our regional winner for Prince Edward Island, Canada! A love of quilting has been passed down in this shop owner’s family. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Suzanne Lane is a wife, mother of 6, and grandmother of 6. She loves music and…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: The Quilting Bee
    The Quilting Bee in Spokane Valley is our regional winner for Washington! This big, beautiful shop is owned by a husband and wife team who go out of their way to help customers and make them feel welcome. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Scot & Treasure, a husband and…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: River’s Edge Antiques & Quilt Loft
    River’s Edge Antiques & Quilt Loft is our regional winner for Wisconsin! This shop started as an antiques store but is now also a beautiful quilt shop that is well-stocked with a wide variety of fabrics and notions. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Gail Grassel is the owner of…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Flowers 2 Fabric
    Flowers 2 Fabric in Sulphur is our regional winner for Louisiana! Read on to learn more about a part-time flower shop employee who became a quilt shop owner! Please tell us your store’s story. Tonya LeBlanc Moak, the owner of Flowers 2 Fabric, said, “I was introduced to sewing as a young child; my Mom…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Lickety Stitch
    Lickety Stitch in Lusk is our regional winner for Wyoming! In the least-populated county in the least-populated state, there is a lovely surprise —a beautiful quilt shop and retreat center! Read on to learn more. Please tell us your store’s story. Karen Wisseman has owned Lickety Stitch Quilts in Lusk, Wyoming for 13 years. She…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Fork Mtn Quilting
    Fork Mtn Quilting in Rocky Mount is our regional winner for Virginia! From unfished projects, to a longarming business, to a husband- and wife-owned shop, read on to learn more about this fun shop and its awesome staff. Please tell us your store’s story. Melissa and Todd Cassell, a husband and wife team, started Fork…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe
    My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe in Logan is our regional winner for Utah! Read on to learn more about this fun shop that has a schedule packed full of awesome events online and in person! Please tell us your store’s story. Mike and Kris Thurgood are the owners of My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe located in Logan,…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Always Your Design
    Always Your Design in Dell Rapids is our regional winner for South Dakota! This beautiful shop is housed in a quartzite building dating back to 1899! Read on to learn more. Please tell us your store’s story. Back in 2000, two sisters— Deb Mergen and Diane Bunkers— had a dream of growing their own business.…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Blackstone Quilting Company
    Blackstone Quilting Company in Cumberland is our regional winner for Rhode Island! Read on to learn about this shop that is run by three sisters who saved a shop that was going out of business. Please tell us your store’s story. Blackstone Quilting Company is owned by three sisters who were raised in a creative…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: SewEndipitous
    SewEndipitous in Rock Hill is our regional winner for South Carolina! Read on to learn more about this amazing shop that used to be a Harley-Davidson dealership! Please tell us your store’s story. “Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Kruusn Quilt Designs
    Kruusn Quilt Designs in Coos Bay is our regional winner for Oregon! Read on to learn about the shop’s owner, who started out by making and selling clothing to her elementary school friends. Please tell us your store’s story. Kruusn Quilt Designs opened in February 2017. Our mission is to inspire creativity and foster community…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: The Old Country Store
    The Old Country Store in Intercourse is our regional winner for Pennsylvania! Read on to learn more about this deservedly multi-award-winning store in the heart of Amish Country. Please tell us your store’s story. The Old Country Store was established in 1978, and current owners, Dean and Jan celebrated nine years of Store ownership in…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Alpha to Omega Quilting
    Alpha to Omega Quilting in Jefferson is our regional winner for Ohio! This shop’s owner learned quilting and longarming from her parents before deciding to open her own store. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. “Hi, I’m Tina Raleigh, the Owner of Alpha to Omega Quilting. I received the love…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Sew Yeah
    Sew Yeah in Las Vegas is our regional winner for Nevada! Read on for updates on this awesome shop that was a Grand Prize Winner in our 2022 LQS Contest. Please tell us your store’s story. Owned and operated by three brothers, Brody, Teancum, and Zach Tippetts, Sew Yeah Quilting makes quilting fun! In addition…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Gloversville Sewing Center
    Gloversville Sewing Center in Gloversville is our regional winner for New York! Read on to learn more about why this shop is “worth the trip”! Please tell us your store’s story. Diana, the shop owner, said, “We opened the business in August 1981 in a small downtown location. We then purchased and moved to bigger…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: The Quilted Nest
    The Quilted Nest in Collingswood is our regional winner for New Jersey! Read on to learn more about a great shop that is located in a very unique space. Please tell us your store’s story. Robin Laino is the owner of The Quilted Nest, which opened in 2011. Robin said, “We have moved three times…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Angels Sewing and Quilting
    Angels Sewing and Quilting in Salem is our regional winner for New Hampshire! Read on to learn more about how this shop’s owner went from making pillowcases to owning a wonderful quilt shop! Please tell us your store’s story. Carol, the owner, said, “This is a dream come true for me. I have been sewing…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop
    Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop in Fargo is our regional winner for North Dakota! After being in business for over 40 years, this shop was bought by one of its customers. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop has been in business for over 50 years.…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Cary Quilting Company
    Cary Quilting Company in Cary is our regional winner for North Carolina! Read on to learn more about a bustling shop that was started by accident! Please tell us your store’s story. Julianne Walther is the founder and owner of Cary Quilting Company. Her passion is photo-realistic quilts and she’s just published a book on…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Two Bean Quilts
    Two Bean Quilts in Butte is our regional winner for Montana! Read on to learn more about a shop that recovered from a devastating fire and is now thriving in person and online! Please tell us your store’s story. Alisa Cass created Two Bean Quilts to follow her passion of teaching people to quilt and…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Quilting and Stitches
    Quilting and Stitches in Lucedale is our regional winner for Mississippi! Amazingly quick success helped this small shop move to a larger location after just three months! Read on to learn more. Please tell us your store’s story. Elva and Ken Pflug are the owners, and they both enjoy quilting. Elva has been a sewist…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: The Quilted Cow
    The Quilted Cow in Branson West is our regional winner for Missouri! From taking a quilting class just for fun to opening their first franchise, read on to learn more about this amazing shop! Please tell us your store’s story. Jennifer is the owner and CEO of The Quilted Cow. Her love of quilting began…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Quilter’s JEM
    Quilter’s JEM in East Grand Forks is our regional winner for Minnessota! Read on to learn about the sweet reason it’s “JEM” and not “gem”! Please tell us your store’s story. Kim, the shop owner, said, “I started Quilter’s JEM in November 2018 after 25 years of creating my own projects. The goal for Quilter’s…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Ann Arbor Sewing Center
    Ann Arbor Sewing Center in Ann Arbor is our regional winner for Michigan! Kris and Doni proudly continue the business started by Kris’s dad in 1968. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Kris and Doni Houghtaling took over the store when Kris’s father passed away in 1996. Kris’s Dad started…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Material Girls Quilt Boutique
    Material Girls Quilt Boutique in LaPlata is our regional winner for Maryland! What started as a stress-relieving hobby twenty years ago suddenly turned into a new career. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Material Girls Quilt Boutique (called MGQB by most) in LaPlata, MD is a family-owned business which was…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Seams Sew Perfect
    Seams Sew Perfect in Madison is our regional winner for Maine! Read on to learn more about how a nanny from Norway made her dream come true by taking over a quilt shop when the owner retired. Please tell us your store’s story. Seams Sew Perfect is in the same location as the former Fabric…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Homestead Quilting and Fabrics
    Homestead Quilting and Fabrics in Lakeville is our regional winner for Massachusetts! When this shop owner learned to quilt in her home economics class, she never imagined she would someday own a quilt shop! Read on to learn more. Please tell us your store’s story. Michelle, the store owner, learned how to quilt in her…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Periwinkle Quilting and Beyond
    Periwinkle Quilting and Beyond is our regional winner for Saskatchewan, Canada! A quilt shop clerk took a brave leap and bought the shop when her boss retired. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Periwinkle Quilting and Beyond was born in August of 2021 with owner Michelle Harris. It began in…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Bluegrass Stitches & Crafts
    Bluegrass Stitches & Crafts in Versailles is our regional winner for Kentucky! Crafting led to a love of fabric, which led to quilting, which led to a small town gaining a much-needed local quilt and craft supply store. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Late in in 2016, owner Mona…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Bee Quilting & Such
    Bee Quilting & Such in Munster is our regional winner for Indiana! Instead of letting the pandemic bring them down, these shop owners saw it as an opportunity to learn to weather any storm. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. The shop is owned by Martha and Jim Lowry and…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Ma’s Got’a Notion
    Ma’s Got’a Notion in Havana is our regional winner for Illinois! A lifelong lover of crafts became a longarmer, and then that longarmer became a shop owner! Read on to learn more. Please tell us your store’s story. In 2001, Sue Schaeffer became interested in longarm quilting machines. She spent time reading articles, perusing ads,…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Stitch n’ Snip
    Stitch n’ Snip in Garden Valley is our regional winner for Idaho! This destination quilt store is in a beautiful location and offers an amazing variety of fabrics and much more! Read on to learn more. Please tell us your store’s story. Stitch n’ Snip began in 2004 when Rena and her husband moved to…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Watergirl Quilt Co.
    Watergirl Quilt Co. in Prescott is our regional winner for Ontario, Canada! The Covid-19 pandemic couldn’t stop this shop owner from following her dreams. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Michelle Peters is the owner and creator of Watergirl Quilt Co. Michelle has always had a passion for hand crafts,…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Off the Rails Quilting
    Off the Rails Quilting in Bondurant is our regional winner for Iowa! It all started with a text between two friends… ”Curse you! Now you’ve got me dreaming about living in Ankeny and opening a quilt store. Oh, the fun we could have!” Well, dreams do come true… Please tell us your store’s story. Ann…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Vicky’s Fabrics
    Vicky’s Fabrics in Kapaa is our regional winner for Hawaii! Read on to learn more about this mother-daughter shop that is at the heart of the Kauai community. Please tell us your store’s story. Vicky’s Fabrics has been serving the Kauai community since 1982. Started as a fabric and dressmaking shop by Vicky Masuoka, Vicky’s…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: The Apple Basket
    The Apple Basket in Kaiwaka is our regional winner for New Zealand! A creative 8-year-old found her way to sewing and then grew up to own a wonderful quilt shop. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. Ngaire Williams, the store’s owner, has always been very creative and started out making…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Scrappy Rooster Quilts
    Scrappy Rooster Quilts in Kingsland is our regional winner for Georgia! A quilter took a leap of faith and bought her local quilt shop when its owners decided to retire. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. The store opened under a prior ownership in 2018 in a small retail space…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Hayes Sewing Machine Company
    Hayes Sewing Machine Company in Wilmington is our regional winner for Delaware! Read on to learn how a chance meeting on a bus has grown into a long partnership in both business and life. Please tell us your store’s story. Trevor and Mary Hayes met in England on a bus. Another passenger was causing trouble…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Colchester Mill Fabrics & Quilting
    Colchester Mill Fabrics & Quilting in Colchester is our regional winner for Connecticut! This business recovered from an arson fire and is now thriving in an interesting, new space. Please tell us your store’s story. We are celebrating 48 years in business. After an arson fire destroyed our original location in June of 1997, we…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Nanno Creative
    Nanno Creative in Druten is our Regional Winner for The Netherlands! We are excited to tell you the story of how a fabric-loving little girl grew up to be the owner of a wonderful quilt shop! Please tell us your store’s story. Rianne Nota is the owner of Nanno Creative, and she told us about…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: The Fabric Snob
    The Fabric Snob in Winnipeg is our regional winner for Manitoba, Canada! Customers are loving this new fabric shop that started out as a cloth diaper business. Read on to learn more! Please tell us your store’s story. The Fabric Snob started in Lindsey’s basement almost 10 years ago. What started as a journey to…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Hi Fashion Sewing
    Hi Fashion Sewing & Quilt Shop in Grand Junction was our Regional Winner for Colorado! We are excited to tell you more about this awesome shop and about the owners who have kept this family business going for over 50 years. Please tell us your store’s story. When Hi Fashion opened in 1965, it was…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Quiltzauberei.de
    Quiltzauberei.de in Dinslaken is our 2023 Regional Prize Winner for Germany! We’re excited to tell you about their beautiful store, their wide selection of fabric (and yarn!), and their amazing staff! Please tell us your store’s story. Ina Magedanz is the heart and soul of Quiltzauberei.de and has been fueling it with passion for over…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Rosie’s Calico Cupboard
    Rosie’s Calico Cupboard in San Diego is our 2023 Regional Prize Winner for California. Rosie and Vic Gonzalez are the owners of Rosie’s Calico Cupboard. We asked Rosie to tell us more about the store, staff, and the impact of our contest. Please share some history of your store. Rosie’s started out by selling fabric at…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Troll Brothers Quilt Designs
    Troll Brothers Quilt Designs in Shawnigan Lake is our 2023 Regional Prize Winner for British Columbia, Canada. We asked the owner, Stacie, about her store, staff, and the impact of our contest. Can we share some history about the store? We started as a home-based business in 2018 with the goal of making quilting more…
  • 2023 Winner Highlights: Cactus Quilting
    Cactus Quilting LLC in Sun City West is our 2023 Regional Prize Winner for Arizona. We asked Kelly about the store and the impact from our contest. Can we share some history about the store? Cactus Quilting was a wonderful opportunity that came out of the COVID lockdown. In April 2020 the shop was just a small…