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.
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.
Red Rooster Quilts
Shop samples and employee expertise generate a treasure trove of inspiration and a synergy worth crowing about.