Here’s what Katie had to say in her own words:
“Well, at last I’ve arrived. After years of dreams and plenty of “I should…” I finally did. The Katie Brooke Quilt Shop if finally a reality. And let me tell you, it’s great!! It has taken much work from everyone in my family, even my grandauthers, Katie and Brooke (hence the name). but everyone chipped in and helped Katie Brooke quilt shop become a reality. I especially want to thank God for His guidance and help in answered prayer. My husband, Ed, has been really great and has, surprisingly, many good ideas. Well, anyway, I am looking to a long relationship will all of you quilters out there.”
I understand that the store’s grand opening was January 30th, and based on feedback I’ve heard from a couple of lifelong quilters, the store is great.
The store is advertising a Valentine’s Day, February 14th, sale on all red fabric 25% off and a St. Patricks Day sale, March 17th, with 25% off all green fabric.
Besides bringing more customers downtown, the store will also host classes. The store has a series of classes begining in February, including:
Star Log Cabin, February 17th, from 10:30 to 4:00 p.m..
Hand Applique, February 23 and March 2nd from 6 to 9 pm.
Hand Piercing Series, this 4 part series will be taught beginning Tuesday February 20th from 1 to 4 pm., and over the next 3 Tuesdays
Feather Star Medallion Quilt, Thursday March 15th from 1 to 4 pm.
Black Squirrel Quilt, in honor of Kent’s accidental mascot, this class will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 1 to 4pm.
There will also be open sewing sessions on Wednesdays, to meet new friends and work on patterns together.
And lastly, the Thimbleberries Club started up in January.
The store owner is also working on coordinating with the KSU design school to carry accessories and items they need for their projects.
So even if you don’t quilt, tell someone who does about Kent’s newest member of the retail family: Katie Brooke Quilt Shop!