Nestled in a former church, Bittersweet Quilt Shop & Home Decor in Pinconning, Michigan, is a quilter’s sanctuary.
The former church, now home to Bittersweet Quilt Shop & Home Decor, boasts an original brick exterior, stained-glass windows, and lots of woodwork.
The view from the former choir loft offers a spectacular perspective of the well-stocked shop.
Front row from left: Cyndy Hinton, Tina Bauer (owner), Jessica Kustra, Makayla Bauer, and Michael Bauer; back row: Diane Pashak, Marilyn Herrimn, Judy LaBean, Monte Graham, Carol Szilagyi, and Mike Hinton.
The shop offers a selection of top-notch vintage Featherweight machines and is home to the monthly Featherweight Frolic club.
Old doors form a railing around the perimeter of the loft that hosts a multitude of stitched samples.
Bolts of fabric line antique church pews and shelving units that wrap stained-glass windows.
Original stained-glass windows serve as a backdrop for samples and fabrics at Bittersweet Quilt Shop & Home Decor.
Cheddar and black tone-on-tone fabrics combine in a scrappy Log Cabin quilt. Shop owner Tina Bauer designed Sharp Cheddar Stars for Quilt Sampler® Fall/Winter 2013 magazine.
Stunning feathers, free-form sun motifs, and a feather chain-design in variegated thread are the focal points of Anita Bartman’s machine-quilting in Sharp Cheddar Stars.