After 35 years, Stitchin’ Post, in small Sisters, Oregon, is still a heavy hitter in the world of quilting.
Stitchin’ Post is located in Sisters, Oregon, a tiny town of about 2,000. Stitchin’ Post, owned by Jean Wells and Valori Wells, is one of the most-visited shops in the United States and is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.
Visitors find color inspiration in all corners of the shop. Among fabric bolts and displays, you’ll find books and patterns by Jean and Valori.
Meet the Staff
Front row, from left: Lawry Thorn, Vickie Anast, Cindy Young, Carolyn Spencer, Jean Wells (co-owner); second row: Dawn Eby, Tamra Dumolt, Peggy Lindsay, Sally Brittain, and Valori Wells (co-owner); third row: Annette Caldwell, Jackie Erickson, Paige Vitek, Kati Lindbloom, Joyce Boyd, Janice Demers, Susan Cobb, and Debi Pryor.
Sewing cards and sample wallets are on display in an old birdhouse. Each card includes a small pattern.
Jean and Valori also own and operate the adjoining store, Twigs Home and Garden. For the past 12 years, Twigs has carried yarn, knitting supplies, gifts, and eco-friendly products.
Della, Valori’s new fabric collection, is available in plush and flannel, perfect for baby quilts and gifts.
Recently, Jean has been focusing on abstract work. With her new book, Intuitive Color & Design: Adventures in Art Quilting, Jean hopes to help quilters embrace the idea of making a contemporary quilt.
Small But Mighty
Pincushions are perfect projects to experiment with color. Jean suggests you use at least one zinger fabric in each pincushion. A zinger fabric is brighter and bolder than the others.
For more information on Stitchin’ Post, visit stitchinpost.com.