Original quilt designs in reproduction fabrics and wool make Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop in Fox River Grove, Illinois, a charmer.
Located in Fox River Grove, Illinois, Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop serves as more than a quilt store. Quilters come to be with friends as much as they do for the reproduction fabrics and wool. Carrie Quinn and Katie Reed, the mother-daughter ownership team, pride themselves on designing one-of-a-kind wonders for their shop.
Reproduction prints and wool fabrics are mainstays at Pieceful Gathering. Patterns created by the owners and staff provide shoppers with designs they can’t find elsewhere.
Front row, from left: Diane Nieman, Demetria Wians, Carrie Quinn, Katie Reed, and Julia Thomson; middle row: Tricia Baldwin, Theresa Polyack, Debbie Lazarski, Vonnie Johnson, Cathy Banker, and Mary Kerkman; back row: Sandy Schweitzer, Susan Osborn, Joanne Parks, and Deb Walker.
In addition to offering patterns designs by the staff, Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop carries a selection of patterns by other top-notch designers including Carol Hopkins, Primitive Gatherings, Need’l Love, Liberty Star and Kindred Spirits.
Carrie created Snippet Stew, a line of patterns geared toward using fabric pieces that are smaller than fat quarters. Katie designs wool beauties and writes many of the shop’s patterns. Czech Stew, one of the quilt patterns in the Snippet Stew pattern line, hangs on the wall surrounded by bolts, bundles, and bits of reproduction fabrics.
Shop co-owner Carrie Quinn has designed four lines of reproduction fabrics for Blue Hill Fabrics, including Alice’s Washday Blues used here in Alice’s Churn Dash Doll Quilt.
Arlyn’s Embroidery Envelope by Crabapple Hill Studio is just one of many designs using wool found at Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop.
Pieceful Gatherings’ quilt shop owners Carrie Quinn and Katie Reed created Mighty Oak for Quilt Sampler® Fall/Winter 2012 magazine. This autumnal beauty might show you a curve—but there are only straight-line seams in the piecing.
Vonnie Johnson and Cathy Banker, Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop employees, machine-quilted an allover feather design in the tan print background, curved lines following the seams in the pieced blocks, and veins and other details in the leaf appliqués.
For more information about Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop, visit piecefulgathering.com .
Contact Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop  to purchase a copy of the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, pick up the magazine at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get the digital issue online .
Peek inside Waterwheel House Quilt  Shop, another quilt shop featured in Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2012.