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My mother taught my sister and me to sew at a very young age.  My mother is a very accomplished seamstress, and she spent many hours designing and sewing beautiful handmade garments for us.  My love for beautiful quilts began with my admiration for my grandmother's handstitched quilts.  Her tiny stitches and choices for fabrics (most often from old clothes) were incredible and a definite work of art. I can still remember the large wooden quilting frame hanging in the back room of her house. I am fortunate to still own some of her quilts which are now over 70 years old. Finding the correct fabrics for the quilts I make is one of the most important steps in the quilt process. In my travels throughout the United States, I have visited many quilt and fabric stores. As my love of vibrant quality materials has increased, my ability to find those fabrics easily has decreased. I have wanted to open my own shop for a number of years but was hesitant because of time constraints.  With encouragement from my friends, my sister, mother and husband I began to really pursue the idea. So when my sister said, "Open it, I will help!", I was all in!  I was finally ready to open my own shop. I wanted a local store that fellow quilters and sewers could come for quality materials, good conversation, and friendly advice when needed. I also wanted a way to connect to customers not able to travel to my store - thus the webpage. I want us to be as available to our online customers as we are to our brick and mortar customers. Our goal is to provide items needed for quilting and sewing, as well as to instill the art of fabric creation into the next generation. This is the place where heirlooms begin.  Come in, peruse my store and find the items you need. Please feel free to contact us any time you have questions. We are here to serve you.

Terri Spencer, Owner
Brenda Rickett, Business Manager

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