Big and busy, Country Traditions in Fremont, Nebraska, encourages success through innovation and education.
Country Traditions quilt shop in Fremont, Nebraska, is chock-full of quilted samples, fabrics, patterns, magazines, and books. Owners Kevin and Leslie Main have expanded the shop twice since they started the business in 1998. It now encompasses 15,000 square feet.
Front row, from left: Stacie Radford, Kathy Soderling, Leslie Main, Kevin Main, and Cathy Miller; back row: Sue Steier, Scott Flanagan, Linda Sieh, LuAnn Franzluebbers, Bobbie Trapp, Tracey Herre, and Nicole Bontrager; not pictured: Shelley Nelsen, Carole Schramm, Cindy Austin, Amy Sewick, and Chris Steed.
Two century-old buildings that once housed a furniture store now contain Country Traditions.
The second floor of the shop is a classroom and retreat center. Here, two employees finish quilts using long-arm quilting machines.
Twin bed vignettes are a staple at Country Traditions. Here the decorative pillows showcase a variety of machine-stitching techniques and the quilts feature current fabric collections.
Shop owner Leslie Main designed Blossoms in the Garden, a tabletop quilt of pieces blooms and leaves, for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2012 magazine. For something new, use your sewing machine to quilt the border with a decorative stitch.
Designer Leslie Main machine-stitched three radiating lines in the ditch of the petal and leaf units. Using green thread she machine-quilted the border units with a leaf-and-vine pattern.
For more information about Country Traditions, visit countrytraditionsonline.com .