There is a bit of a story about how my shop came to be...so let me tell you!
I used to drive by this beautiful building on my way to and from work every day and every day would tell myself that I could make this a beautiful quilt shop. The building was very run down and needed someone to love it again.
Vermont Quilter's Schoolhouse is an actual two room schoolhouse built in 1900. It closed as a public school in the early 70's and was used as office space for a few years, as a pre-school location for a several years and was eventually left vacant. It was vacant and for lease but I didn’t want to lease. One day on my way home from work, the 'For Lease' sign had changed to a 'For Sale' sign. I couldn't wait to get home to tell my husband.
Long story short, we purchased building, we put $$ and a ton of sweat equity into the building. That was in 2014. Two years later I retired from my public service job, opened the shop in August of 2016 and have not looked back.
We've maintained the character and integrity of the building. It is still a two room schoolhouse. One room dedicated to retail and the other as a classroom. While I teach more one on more or very small group classes now, most in-person classes have been suspended in these current times.
So, you want to know about the Quilt Shop, right? We are a full service quilt shop with shop quality quilting fabrics, wide backings, thread, batting, notions, patterns and books. And kits, did I mention we have awesome kits?!
We also offer long arm services, sewing machine repairs, lighting repairs and the fresh eggs from our own chickens are very popular.
There's more to tell. Stop in the shop and ask why this shop was my destiny 37 years ago. I never would have believed it back then but here I am!