Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Kathy's Patch

Look what opened this month in Folkstone, Kent ... a  new Patchwork and Quilting shop called Kathy's Patch. I met Kathy when she was heading home after the Harrogate show last autumn. Kathy was looking for a machine quilting frame to use in her new shop. She stopped by to try our New English Quilter frame. She loved it! She loved the JUKI TL98-P too. They were just what she was looking for. Kathy and her friend Jo wanted to be able to offer customers the chance to machine quilt their own projects right in the shop. Kathy's Patch is so spacious there's plenty of room for the 6 foot Art Quilter frame.

Kathy came back in January to catch our Machine Quilting Retreat at the Petwood Hotel. She wanted some help to get up and running with her new Art Quilter frame and JUKI TL-98 P sewing machine.  Here's a photo of Kathy and Trudi. I think that they dressed to match Trudi's beautiful quilt. 

After months of preparation, Kathy's Patch opened it doors at the beginning of March. I think that having the shop in an industrial unit was a stroke of genius. There is plenty of parking. There is also plenty of room to browse and put various fabrics together as you plan your projects. I just love the quilts hanging from the rafters! Definitely inspiring.

Kathy's Patch has a great selection of Superior Threads. They provide the opportunity to audition the threads while you choose the fabrics.  Visit Kathy's Patch and find a warm welcome because the owners arejust as passionate about patchwork and quilting as you are. And please tell Kathy and Jo that Martha says "Hi!". You can click on the links in the post to find out more about Kathy's Patch. 

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