Situated at the eastern gateway of Yellowstone National Park, Friends and Co. Quilt Shop is a hot spot for both local customers and travelers.
At Friends and Co. Quilt Shop in Cody, Wyoming, quilters and their families are welcomed with open arms. With rooms stocked with fabrics, a screen porch, rocking chairs, and a children's playhouse, there is something for everyone at the quilt shop.
Seated, from left: Arnold Mollett (co-owner) and Vicki Mollett (co-owner); standing: Dianna Neeley, Cathy Sweet, Evelyn Templeton, Margaret Solie, Lisa Neff, Terry Lange, Trish Maslak, Luke Mollett, and Rebecca True.
Cody sits near the eastern entrance to Yellowstone National Park so Friends and Co. Quilt Shop serves a steady stream of tourists. There is a high demand for moose, bear, and elk fabrics, and fabrics with western and wilderness themes are the two best-sellers.
The Bird-Watcher Messenger Bag (front) by Cassie Barden and Bow Tuck Tote (back) by Penny Sturges for Quilts Illustrated use fabric designed by staff members at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody.
Friends and Co. Quilt Shop owner Vicki Mollett designed Out on the Range for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2011 magazine.
Jeanne Knudsen machine-quilted flowing ripple designs in the light blue batik background of Out on the Range. She stitched stipples and pebble shapes in the hat, added grain lines along the fence post, and simulated real boot details by quilting stipples and flame designs on the boots.
Out on the Range takes on an entirely new look when quirky novelty prints from the Coffee Shop collection and Fabrications precut 2-1/2"-wide strips in Brights, both from Blank Quilting , replace the appliquéd scene. The spacious center is the perfect spot for a large print, such as the featured coffee-cup print, or a preprinted panel.
When you're visiting Friends and Co. Quilt Shop, take the time to check out these other local attractions.
Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Rodeo , 1031 12th St., Cody, WY 82414; 800/207-0744. Live Wild West entertainment.
Buffalo Bill Historical Center , 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414; 307/587-4771. Exhibits on the American West.
Cassie's , 214 Yellowstone Ave., Cody, WY 82414; 307/527-5500. A premier steakhouse.
Cody Trolley Tours , board at the Irma Hotel, 12th St. and Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414; 307/527-7043;. Narrated tours of Cody.
Irma Hotel , 1192 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414; 307/587-4221. Stay in Buffalo Bill's private suite.
Reindeer Ranch Home and Holiday Emporium , 1251 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414; 307/587-6890. Furniture, gifts, and holiday decor.
Yellowstone National Park , located about 50 miles from Cody on U.S. Hwy. 14/16; 307/344-7381. The first national park; enter at the East entrance in summer.
Contact Friends and Co. Quilt Shop  to purchase a copy of the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. Issues are also available at your local quilt shop, on newsstands, and online .