Keepsake Quilting has been described as one of the seven wonders of the quilt world and it is easy to see why.
In the picturesque setting of Centre Habour, New Hampshire, sits a treasure. Keepsake Quilting. Founded in 1986 by Judy and Russ Sabanek, it was initially a quilting catalogue that was printed mostly in black and white.
Their first catalogue, in 1987, was incredibly popular. Soon, customers started showing up at Russ and Judy’s small office hoping to see the fabrics in person. This lead to a retail shop being opened shortly after in 1988. The shop has become a paradise and ‘must see’ for quilters all over the world.
If you get the chance to visit their store, do it!! They are extremely welcoming and they know their fabric! They will walk around the store with you once you have chosen a quilt pattern and help you choose a wide variety of fabrics. Then, they’ll help you whittle down your choices until you have found your final selection. It is like Christmas and a birthday all in one because you get an all round experience.
They also arrange bus tours to their store too, so if you are one of our American readers and you have a quilting group, you can actually contact Keepsake Quilting and they will help you arrange a visit. How fab is that?
We are really excited to have six Keepsake Quilting kits in store now! They vary from the more vibrant and contemporary style to the much loved traditional homestead style.
The Butterfly Blossoms quilt (top left) is bright and cheery. You could lie it out on a sun lounger or drape it over a bed in a sunny bedroom. It is so versatile. The Whale of a Tale quilt is a lap quilt. I think it would make a sweet baby blanket. I love the effect of the Quick Nines quilt (bottom left) the shapes of the blocks give is a wavey 3D effect which is quite intriguing. The Poinsettia Pavilion quilt is the showstopper. The traditional greens and reds give it a festive feel, but I think this could be used all year round. It’s stunning.
The quilts range from Easy, Beginner and Intermediate so there is a quilt for all quilting abilities. The kits include detailed instructions as well as fabric for the quilt top and binding, so delve in and start your Keepsake Quilting collection.
Head over to the store now and see our full range of Keepsake Quilting quilts and get your very own bit of US quilting heaven.