An experienced, determined businesswoman, Kathie Ferland, relies on her instincts to operate Kathie’s Quilt Shoppe in Sanford, Maine.
A complete renovation breathed new life into the 1872 farmhouse in Sanford, Maine, that houses Kathie’s Quilt Shoppe. This 1,000-square-foot addition provides ample space to display samples, batiks, brights, and juvenile prints.
From left: Ana Anderson, Donna Everson, Kathie Ferland (owner), Bryanna Davies, and Carol Helinski.
In addition to a variety of fabric collections, Kathie’s Quilt Shoppe showcases a bevy of finished samples. The Summer pillow by Crabapple Hill is among the hand-embroidered projects that customers can customize with border fabrics and embellishments.
Kathie recently spearheaded a tote-bag making effort to help victims of domestic violence. Here Bryanna Davies, a shop employee and Kathie’s daughter, models a bag pattern.
A corner of Kathie’s Quilt Shoppe hosts a year-round display of Christmas-theme projects, including banners, pillows, ornaments, stockings, and quilts.
Primitive patterns for wool piecing and embroidery warm up a nonworking fireplace. Kathie’s Quilt Shoppe is located near the tourism hot spot of Kennebunkport, Maine, and caters to quilters on the go by offering a variety of portable handwork projects.
Shop owner Kathie Ferland designed Well Suited for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2012 magazine. In the border corners she smartly dressed bow tie blocks with a bit of needle-turn appliqué.
Designer Kathie Ferland machine-quilted a large flower design in the tan print area at each block intersection. She stipple-quilted the border and the red floral or red, blue, or dark blue print portions of the blocks.
Quilt tester Laura Boehnke simplified the design and method when she created the Well Suited color option. For her wall hanging variation, she reduced the number of bow tie blocks from 48 to 16 and used a fusible-appliqué method in place of needle-turn appliqué. Fabrics are from the Whisper of Roses by Maywood Studio .
For more information about Kathie’s Quilt Shoppe, visit kathiesquiltshoppe.com .