From the charm of the historical town of Oswego, IL to the welcoming interior of Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe, customers far and near look forward to visiting Susan and Kim and their talented staff. Or maybe it’s the lure of the warm farm table that sits in the center of the store. It’s the gathering place for customers to talk about quilting – and more. And “talk” they do – firming up friendships, working out life’s problems, and most importantly, deciding on the next quilting project they want to tackle. From the quilt samples adorning all of the walls, to the wall shelves and kiosks bursting with fabric, to the displays of visiting designers – it’s not hard to find inspiration for that next project!
Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe believes in creating a community of quilters. Kim Nimtz and Susan Deegan have found that rather than hosting one-day classes, quilters form a stronger bond when regularly meeting, and lasting friendships are generated from joining one of the many “Club Quilt” offerings at the store. Meeting monthly with the same people creates enduring relationships. Of course, not everyone lives close enough to Oswego, IL to join Club Quilt – and the other “tradition” that Prairie Stitches offers is a great selection of quilting and appliqué tools, fabrics, patterns and accessories in the online store.