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Monday, January 13, 2014

Welcome to the new blog for Quilters' Quarters

I have a blog for book reviews, and a blog for health updates. Rick and I also have a blog for his Wooden Toy and Gift shop. And now this blog will feature our new quilt shop within Wooden Toy and Gift.

For several years, I and many others have missed the convenience of our small town general store named Cressy's. Begun more than fifty years ago, it was managed by the Christianson family until the Dillons bought it a few decades ago. But when major pharmacy chain opened right across the street, sales began to taper off and Georgetown lost this valuable resource.

I often would go into Cressy's to buy fabric, or ribbons, needles, pins, zippers and other notions needed for my sewing. The closest shop for these items is a few towns away, either up or down the highway. I don't drive on the highway any more.  And many others my age, younger and older don't like to drive highways either. Going to Cressy's on a whim was so easy, as they were opened evenings and Saturdays which fit my schedule as a public school teacher. I and many others soon realized what we had lost when Cressy's closed their doors.

And so Rick and I have recently opened the Quilters' Quarters. We purchase fabric and notions from a wholesale on the south shore of Massachusetts. Our inventory is only beginning to grow, and we welcome suggestions from our customers.

Presently, we are carrying bolts of quilt-shop-quality fabric, batting, needles, pins, rotary cutters and threads of Gutermann, Mettler and Coats and Clarks brands. We have a small selection of nylon zippers, interfacing and spools of ribbon.

We want to be your local, convenient quilt shop. We want to carry materials and notions that you want to find here in town. We will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 11 am to 7 pm for the convenience of people who work either days or evenings. We will also open at other times if requested by phone or email, to meet your time schedule.

I will begin individual quilting lessons later this month, in the morning before the shop opens. Most lessons will begin at 10. And I'll be happy to help you decide what patterns you would like to make, or what colors you want to choose. We can calculate together how much of each fabric you'll need for the size quilt you want to make.

We also have a Singer Red-Eye Treadle Sewing Machine (dated 1922) that customers may want to learn to use, and I'll be happy to give short lessons on that. We had fun during Georgetown Days this past summer teaching young citizens of Georgetown how to use one of the machines that changed the way American families sewed for the home.

Come see us, and let us know what you would like us to carry in our new quilt shop.  We promise to keep our prices reasonable, as Cressy's always did. And we plan to take orders that we can fill within just a a few days for special fabrics that you would like to have.

And if you click the link that invites you to follow us by e-mail, we'll be able to keep you up to date on new acquisitions in the shop, as well as seasonal sales and discounts.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, and writing more here to entice you to visit us at the Quilters' Quarters blog. Remember, we are within Wooden Toy and Gift, at 59 North Street, Georgetown, MA, less than 1/4 of a mile from Georgetown Square, just two doors north of Perley School. We're open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 am - 7 pm, and can accommodate requests for special hours to meet your scheduling needs. It's our goal to meet your wishes for an enjoyable, local shopping experience.

Wednesday Through Saturday
11 am - 7 pm
Contact us:
Telephone: 978-352-2676

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