The Cross Country Quilt Shop Quest — Virginia Shops, Part 3: Quilt and Sewing Center of Fredericksburg

Every once in a while, you walk into a new place and immediately feel at home. The Quilt and Sewing Center of Fredericksburg is like that.

Quilting and Sewing Center of Fredericksburg

The well-lit shop displays an array of quilting fabrics, patterns, notions, and supplies along its spacious aisles.

Notions Abound

 

Patterns at Bernina Quilt and Sewing Center

Fabric at Bernina Quilt and Sewing Center

 

Quilt and Sewing Center of Fredericksburg is an authorized Bernina dealer and carries a full line of machines and accessories.

Bernina 830 at Quilt and Sewing Center of Fredericksburg

 

We were warmly greeted by the owner Kiki, her staff members Carole and Janice, and Charm, the shop mascot.

 

Charm at Q&SC of Fredericksburg

Then we settled into the spacious classroom at the rear of the shop for a friendly chat.

 

Sitting Down to Chat at Q&SC of Fredericksburg

Kiki has been sewing as long as she can remember, starting with her experiences in Girl Scouts and Home Economics classes in school. For many years, she was primarily a garment seamstress, but quilting caught her fancy with its many different techniques and styles.

 

This is Kiki with her third quilt, a magnificent Block of the Month featuring machine embroidery.

Kiki and her magnificent embroidered sampler quilt at Q&SC of Fredericksburg

Carole told us how she started quilting.

 

 

Here is Carole with her first quilt.

 

Carole and her quilt at Q&SC of Fredericksburg

And these are the postcard quilts Carole mentioned, which are the subject of a monthly class.

 

Embellished Postcards from Japan Quilt at Q&SC of Fredericksburg

Another collection of Postcards from Japan hang near the cutting table at the front of the shop.

 

Postcard Quilts

And here are some that have been framed instead of quilted.

 

Framed Postcard Quilts at Q&SC of Fredericksburg

Then, it was Janice’s turn to tell us about her quilting.

 

 

Janice showed off a pair of Bali Pop handbags from the class she teaches at the shop.

 

Janice shows off the Bali Pop Purses from the class she teaches at Q&SC of Fredericksburg

Quilt and Sewing Center offers a variety of classes on everything from the features of their Bernina machines to hand applique. One of their most exciting offerings is their Kids Camp.

 

 

The Kids Camp projects were on display. I have a couple of grandchildren who would like to make these.

 

Kids Camp Projects at Q&SC of Fredericksburg

Most of all, Quilt and Sewing Center is comfortable, hospitable spot. Janice told of a customer who came in and said, “This seems like a place where you could sit down and have a cup of coffee and just play.” Janice said that she replied, “It is! Do you want a cup of coffee?” And Carole summed their philosophy up like this:Things

 

 

Things to Know about Quilt and Sewing Center and Fredericksburg VA:

Website: www.quiltandsewonline.com

Facebook: Quilt and Sewing Center of Fredericksburg

What to see in Fredericksburg: As Kiki says, “George Washington grew up here!” Visit George Washington’s Ferry Farm (268 King’s Hwy) to see the setting for the famous stories of the cherry tree and tossing a dollar (really a stone) across the Rappahannock River. Fredericksburg is also home to many important Civil War sites.

Where to eat lunch: For delicious Middle Eastern fare nearby, try Kabob Corner (4232 Plank Road) a block or so west of Quilt and Sewing Center. Or in the Westwood Shopping Center on the other side of I-95, savor authentic southern barbeque at BBQ Post 401 (1917 Plank Road).

Next up: Suzzie’s Quilt Shop in Manassas VA

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2 Responses to The Cross Country Quilt Shop Quest — Virginia Shops, Part 3: Quilt and Sewing Center of Fredericksburg

  1. Anonymous says:

    that’s ‘s my baby sister’s place . . . so proud of her – – – and she is a great artist

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