Box Car Quilts
Following her heart, staying determined when told ‘no,’ and taking chances are helping this young shop owner create a place where all are welcome and everyone knows your name.
Cherry Tree Quilts, Ltd.
Stepping inside Cherry Tree Quilts in Summerland, British Columbia, is a lot like visiting friends at their home. It’s warm, welcoming, and hospitable—just how shop owners Barbara and Sam Gillespie like it.
Two longtime friends turned a corner together by opening a quilt shop. Now they share their love of quilting with the whole community.
A small-town quilt shop about an hour’s drive from any competitor enlists creative connections—online and in person—to woo customers and build community.
Quilting in the Valley
An Illinois river town quilt shop started small but with a plan to grow. Through determination, the owner expanded to five stores in six years. A sixth store is slated to open this year.