Owner Lyneen Burrow learned quilting as a child. She had an opportunity to open a quilt shop in 2007 and jumped on it because she wanted to create a space for women to socialize. A place where there is laughter, a hug and a cup of coffee for everyone who walks through our doors.
Her goal is to encourage people to start, continue or return to quilting and needle crafting through top-quality products, education and advice while keeping the crafts affordable to all. The shop has grown over the past 12 years, adding services and more fiber arts. We have an on-site repair technician to care for machines; longarm quilting service and training on the longarm so customers can use our longarm to quilt their own quilts. As we have grown, our class offerings have expanded also. While making sure to keep an emphasis on beginning level classes, many of the classes still hold value for more advanced quilters, knitters, and other needle crafters, as well as the occasional specialty craft.
Several ways our customers have been encouraged to make a difference are by donating a specific item for a particular cause. We've collected hat and glove sets, Project Linus blankets, ConKerr Cancer pillowcases, heart pillows and chemo caps for the local Women's Center, and backpacks for the free clinic helping outfit kids for back to school. We have customers who continue to bring knit baby hats for preemies and for the Little Hats Big Hearts campaign, and scarves for Knit Your Bit, which go to our local VFW.
“Knowing we might help one person have a better day or teach someone how to use a needle to create a family heirloom is what keeps all of us going,” Lyneen said. “I just want customers to feel a little better when they leave than when they walked in our doors.”