O’Susannah’s Quilts & Gifts
A large fabric selection and ever-changing displays at O’Susannah’s Quilts & Gifts in Watkins Glen, New York, draws local quilters and tourists alike.
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The first floor of the downtown brick building serves as the quilt shop, O’Susannah’s Quilts & Gifts, and the second floor houses The Upstairs Inn, a tranquil space for quilters to unwind and sew.
Shop owner Sue Knapp takes great pride in rotating the many quilts on display.
Meet the Staff of O'Susannah's Quilts & Gifts
Front row, from left: Jean Lathrop, Karen Rhodes, Wilma Coots, Sue Knapp (owner), Deborah Sanford, Vicki Olmstead, and Sharon Bristol; back row: Cathy Mathews and Eleanor Lattin.
An always-changing seasonal display aims to inspire.
Fabric and Furniture
Antique furniture pieces add to the richness of reproduction-inspired vignettes.
Sew on the Go
Plenty of handwork projects are available for customers looking for something portable.
Second-Floor Sewing Space
The Upstairs Inn offers a comfortable and well-lit retreat space for quilters.
Happy Holly Days
Subtle scrappiness and hints of machine appliqué set the scene in a holiday-theme quilt. Susannah Knapp and Jeanne Knapp designed Happy Holly Days for Quilt Sampler® Fall/Winter 2013 magazine.
Happy Holly Days Machine-Quilting Details
Deborah Stanford machine-quilted holly leaves in each “O” formed by adjacent Oh Susannah blocks, pebble and crosshatch motifs in the tan print block backgrounds, and a meandering swirl and holly leaf motif in the border.