I've always had a love for fabric and quilting and a flair for retail sales.
I earned my BS degree in Textiles and Clothing in Business from the University of Minnesota, so when the opportunity came up to buy Flying Goose Quilt Shop in December of 2003 I knew I'd found my perfect career path.
Running a quilting store is very exciting.
I enjoy the challenge of buying just the right fabrics, choosing the perfect patterns to complement them and then displaying completed projects in an eye-catching manner that sparks the creativity in my customers.
We are proud that Flying Goose Quilt Shop is both a popular area store as well as a destination shop in West Central Minnesota.
My husband Les, sons Adam and Mark
their wives Sarah and Sam and my grand-daughters Alexa and Claire are the centers of my life and are very supportive of my endeavor. I am SO proud of them and want them to be proud of me in return.
When I'm not at the store or spending time with my family
I enjoy cooking, entertaining family and friends and making doll clothes for Alexa, Claire and their Bitty Twins.
Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop
August 1st-17th, 2014. The Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop offers quilters from across the United States and Canada the opportunity to be inspired by 70 of Minnesota's Finest Quilt Shops and at the same time qualify for prizes at several levels of participation. Our annual event is in it's eighth year and each year we feature an exclusive fabric line with a "Minnesota feel". Independent Quilt Shops work very hard to create and design projects using the shop hop fabrics. This year's fabric collection is by Barb Tourtillotte for Clothworks and has a small town and country theme. If you have never traveled our beautiful state it is an experience not to be missed. We look forward to your visit.
A variety of fabric collections, and basic fabrics.
Jelly-Rolls, classic square Charm Packs and more!
Quilting, and project books for beginners to expert quilters!
A variety of patterns for quilts, bags, and other projects for beginner to expert!
Kits for large bed size quilts to small wall hangings, bags and more!
Need a Notion? Acrylic rulers, seam rippers, rotary cutters, pins and more!
Beautifully hand made quilts, made by our very own master quilters!
Handi Quilter Long Arm Machines
Flying Goose Quilt Shop is an authorized dealer for Handi Quilter Long Arm Quilting machines. We can also repair and help you maintain your Handi Quilter in peak working condition. We also hold classes to help you learn new techniques, get ideas and advice.
Baby Lock Sewing Machines
The best part about owning a Baby Lock sewing machine is using it to create all kinds of fun projects! Make beautiful decorations for your home or create the perfect gift for someone you love.
With over 2,500 bolts of fabric, a large variety of notions, books, patterns, project kits (large and small), and even ready made quilts, we can help you discover your inner quilter from beginner to expert. We also hold a number of classes and events to help make the time you spend quilting a fun, and relaxing experience. Our staff is available for advice, ideas, and creative solutions to your quilting dilemmas. We also sell a variety of Baby Lock sewing machines, and HandiQuilter long arm quilting machines, so come on in and give one a try before you buy! We also provide the expertise of 3 members of our staff who will add that beautiful finishing touch of custom machine quilting to your projects at reasonable prices. Come on in, get inspired, create a unique work of art to be enjoyed for generations to come. We are at your service.