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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.

Community Centered

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.


Swapping Samples

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.

Seasonal Inspiration

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.

Get the Magazine!

Contact O’Susannah’s Quilts & Gifts to purchase a copy of Quilt Sampler® Fall/Winter 2013 magazine, pick up the issue at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get the digital issue online.

Peek inside JEllen’s House of Fabric, another quilt shop featured in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue.


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