Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics in cultural district of Fort Worth has the same effect on quilters as a candy shop has on kids -- pure joy. Joy comes from the plentiful varieties offered at the shop, which sets it apart from others in the area. Owner Karen O’Neill makes sure that upon entering, customers are greeted with a bed of samples using Fig Tree & Co. patterns, including Whimsy Fresh (on footboard), Sunwashed (on bed), Papillon (in basket), and Bella (bag on floor).
Front row, from left: Erica Garcia, Jenny O’Neill, Kim Marsh, and Deirdre Tunnell; second row: Chris King, Veda Wilhite, Katie Castle, Janet Hoefer, Karen O’Neill (owner); third row: Carol Staehle, Myra Adams, Lisa Irwin, and Shea O’Neill; back row: Pablo Torres, Shirley Burt, Donna Motley, Denise Joseph, Mickey Hoefer, and Pam Ralston (not pictured: Susanna Sammons).
From batiks to Civil War prints and brights to pastels, Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics is 4,800 square feet of fun! The shop welcomes repeat customers as well as visitors from foreign locales. The shop carries the patterns of Amy Butler, Kaffe Fasset, Michael Miller, Free Sprit, and Moda.
The quilt shop carries almost the entire Moda line. A baker’s cabinet with a sign reading Cabbage Rose Pastry Shop holds yummy 10-inch fabric square Layer Cakes, precut-strip Jelly Rolls, and triangle Turnovers.
Kaffe Fasset fabrics attract attention in Red Star Bouquet and the coordinating Bali Bag.
Among the 7,500 fabric bolts are seasonal goodies, such as these fall inspired prints. Charming table runner peeks out of the wooden cabinet. Several staff members have become designers since starting at Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics.
The holidays aren’t the only time for giving back, and Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics understands this well. Through the years, the shop has provided quilts, fabrics, and time to causes such as Quilt for the Cure, Hurricane Katrina relief, Cook Children’s Hospital, as well as wounded soldiers.
Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics staff member Veda Wilhite designed Carefree Romance for Quilt Sampler magazine.
Spiral quilting takes center stage, adding a lovely swirl to the linear blocks.
Give Carefree Romance a contemporary twist by using red, black, and white prints. Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used geometric and floral fabrics from Monaluna’s Mingle collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics  to create a bold wall hanging.