Saturday, November 13, 2010

Local Quilt Shop-Quilt Foundry-Changes Hands

REPOST- I posted the wrong hours.....YIKES

The actual hours at Lisa Spalding's Quilt Foundry are:
Monday-Thursday 10-7 and Friday and Saturday 10-5

The Quilt Foundry has been owned by 4 ladies for the past 22 years.  Gretchen, Mary, Margaret and Peg have decided to "retire" and there was a reception for them on Oct. 26th.  I actually just stumbled upon the reception as I went in to buy some fabric.  Good think I always carry my trusty camera!!!

 
This was a fun article posted just inside the door at the Quilt Foundry.  The gal on the top right is Gretchen.  Below is a photo of Gretchen at the reception.  She still has that same great welcoming smile!!
This is Peg and the photo is not very clear. I was shooting over another person and I did not want to disrupt her conversation.
Margaret is on the left and the new owner, Lisa Spalding is on the right.  Every time I needed to find a fabric to coordinate Margaret was my go-to person.  I guess I'll have to find her the next time I'm stuck!!!  I wish I had her gift/talent.

The Quilt Foundry closed on October 29th and will re-open on Monday, November 15th at 10:00 with a SALE......oh yeah baby!!!  Nothing brings quilters out into the cold faster than a fabric sale....very nice quilt shop fabric....I wonder if there will be campers out there the night before.  I can see a long line of ladies with their lawn chairs all lined up to the door starting at 5:00 pm the night before....LOL.

Lisa a well known long arm quilter here in our area.  I know she will be very successful in her new business and I hope if you are in the area you will stop by and say Hi.  Feel free to purchase hundreds of thousands of yards of fabric while you are there!!! :)
 
Rich Spalding, Lisa's husband, is also a long arm quilter (rumor has it Rich owns 10% of the business....does that make him a silent partner? ).  I can't wait to see where they put their long arm machines.  I heard from a little birdie that they have done some renovations.  Hmmmm....wonder if anyone will notice a tall red head peaking in the windows?  I could disguise myself as the meter reader and insist in getting in to read the meter.  I fear they would recognize me and pull the window shades.

This is a before photo....I'll post another after I see all the changes.  The Quilt Foundry's new hours are Monday - Saturday 10-4, Tuesday evenings 7-9pm and after the new year they will have Sunday hours as well.  I know Lisa is excited and can't wait to welcome everyone so stop on over and check out her new digs.

Smiles,
Kelly

11 comments:

  1. It looks like a wonderful shop to go to and the new owners have nice plans for the reopening. I love the smaller shops, you can actually ask a question and they know the answer;)

    Debbie

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  2. oooh, I'll have to pay them a visit the next time I get up nawth....

    Today is moving day. Guys pick up furniture today. Lord (and xanax) grant me strength! LOL!

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  3. The good new is that the shop didn't just close. That is what happened with our LQS

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  4. I love to hear when a quilt shop is changing hands instead of closing. My closest shop is over an hour away, doesn't stop me though.

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  5. Good luck to the new owner and best wishes to the ladies retiring! Looks like a delightful shop ;) Sandy

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  6. Oh Wow Kelly, my BFF took me to the Quilt Foundry in 2007! We also went to the fabulous Tea House which was right across the street. I loved both the quilt shop and the tea house. It was a great trip :-)

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  7. Well, where's Mary? I kept looking for her pic to pop up as I scrolled thru. *S*

    The other three look just as nice as they can be; I bet they really did have good customer service.

    Sounds like an exciting re-opening.

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  8. Lisa and her husband do a beautiful job of machine quilting. She has done a few of my quilts and I've lost count of how many she has done for my mom. I'm so happy that the quilt shop will still be open :)

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  9. Best of luck with the reopening and to the new owners. Our LQS has also just been taken over by a new owner. Exciting times!

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  10. I'm happy that the shop isn't closing - wish I could join you when it re-opens!

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