Gold stars aren't just for children at Back Porch Fabrics in Pacific Grove, California. Shop owner Gail Abeloe rewards shoppers who attend monthly sewing demonstrations by adding a gold star to their report cards. When a shopper's card is filled up, she gets to attend a class for free.
Seated, from left: Jean Dunn, Gail Abeloe (owner), and Jeanne Mills; standing: Sharon Winter, Wendy Ward, Kathy Miller, and Carole McCoy; not pictured: Mary Ellen Parsons, Maggie Wenzel, Janet Taillon, Frances Malloway, and Kathleen Trejo.
In addition to quilts, Back Porch Fabrics provides customers with a selection of patterns for bags, scarves, and other smaller items. Mail Sack by Pink Chalk Studio (left) and scarves from Back Porch Press Patterns, including Rayon Chenille Scarf (top left), Fun Fringe Scarf (middle), and Fun Fabric Scarf (right), are quick and easy projects.