Those of us who sew and quilt have a real gem in downtown Staunton- Rachel’s Quilt Patch. The shop, located at Staunton Station is owned and managed by Rachel Brown, with her daughter, Kay Shirey, and pint-size assistant, grandaughter, Emma.
There is never a time when I stop by to visit that I do not find some item from the latest Moda or Riley Blake fabric line, a much needed notion or a unique brand of quality thread. Not only will you find many bolts of hand selected fabrics at Rachel’s, but you will love browsing through all of the patterns, books and hand embroidery and quilting supplies, too!
Both Rachel and Kay offer a wide range of individual and small group quilting and hand embroidery classes. You would be learning from the best for a very small price! You will also receive bonus points and a gift card for when you make a purchase, which is another great incentive for shopping locally when you can.
However, we all have our favorite online shops, too! Do you love Jenny Doan and the Missouri Star Quilt Company as much as I do? Well, you are in for a big dose of Jenny with Rachel and Kay! They have all of Jenny’s BLOCK Books, and templates for several of the patterns in her books. Naturally, I had to buy the late Summer edition since I wanted to make the Happy Chick Pincushion once I saw the sample Kay made for the shop. The Wacky Web template for another pattern in the book I purchased was an added surprise find!
You will always find a warm welcome and lively conversation mixed in with a great deal of knowledge when you stop by Rachel’s Quilt Patch. Treat yourself to the wonder of the holiday season early by visiting with Rachel, Kay, and Emma on your next trip in town!
All the best,