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Front Porch Quilt Shoppe

Friendship and fabric go hand in hand at Front Porch Quilt Shoppe, a homey haven for quilters in Ozark, Alabama.

Warm Welcome

Located in Ozark, Alabama, Front Porch Quilt Shoppe fills a charming 19th-century home, complete with a wraparound porch perfect for sipping sweet iced tea with mother-daughter owners Melanie and Charley Simpson.

All Hands In

Staff and family members pitch in to make samples for Front Porch Quilt Shoppe. Owner Charley Simpson made the hanging banner out of pages from an old book and bright scraps of fabric.

Meet the Staff

Front row, from left: John Simpson, Melanie Simpson (owner), Carol Lattimore, and Charley Simpson (owner); middle row: Janan Doster, Isobel Tierney, Lynn Price, and Marilyn Dean; back row: Aimee Burr, Alisa Danner, Cynthia Farley, and Jackie McKinstry.

Cheery and Bold

An array of bright contemporary fabrics is on display in the former parlor at Front Porch Quilt Shoppe. A string of appliquéd onesies embellishes the fireplace mantel.

First Stop

Quilts and baskets of cotton plants grace the shop’s front porch, creating an inviting atmosphere for customers.

Fun with Ficklesticks

Owner Charley Simpson creates colorful ornaments using Ficklesticks, flexible fabric wire designed by Diana Taylor.

Child’s Play

Bright bolts of fabric and samples pack the children’s section at The Front Porch Shoppe.

Sew Charming

Shop owner Charley Simpson designed a sweet Four-Patch quilt, Sew Charming, for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine.

Machine-Quilting Details

Shop owner Melanie Simpson machine-quilted an allover feather design across the quilt top.

Get the Magazine!

Contact Front Porch Quilt Shoppe to purchase a copy of Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine, pick up the issue at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get the digital issue online.

Peek inside The Noble Quilter, another quilt shop featured in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue.


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