Featured Shop: The Fabric Center

If there’s a longevity award for fabric shops, it probably belongs to Dick Raudabaugh, who opened The Fabric Center 54 years ago. What started as a go-to store for garment fabrics, today features a wide range of quilting fabrics and draws customers from Virginia, New Jersey, Philadelphia, as well as from around the world. Continue reading

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Featured Shop: Lone Star Quiltworks

02Terry Skrabanek says she’s tried every craft in the book, but it wasn’t until the mid-1980s, when she was into English smocking and her sons said “We’re not wearing that stuff,” that she learned to quilt. It wasn’t long after that she also learned to longarm and started “quilting for the public” as an aside to her job as a critical care nurse. Then, in 2005, she decided to open a shop, Lone Star Quiltworks. Continue reading

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Featured Shop: Tiny Stitches of Marietta, Georgia

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It’s just a guess, but if you were a student in Maetha Elliott’s elementary school classroom, you’ve probably never forgotten her. This guess is based on the fact that this past year Maetha dressed as a singing Christmas Tree and Mary Poppins. And if you visit her shop, Tiny Stitches in Marietta, Georgia, this weekend, you’ll find her attired as an out-sized Jack o’Lantern. Continue reading

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