• Using a longarm quilting machine, Sandy Birdlebough and Beverly Allen stitch a pattern onto a quilt and use the machine to place the stitches where they’re needed. This workshop is one of the many amenities at One Quilt Place. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

One Quilt Place covers its clients

Owner describes shop as ‘a quilter’s paradise’

In business, an owner must strike while the iron is hot.

When Beverly and Steve Allen learned the owner of a local quilting supply store was closing up shop, they decided to act on a potential new business venture.

“We were told the previous owner hadn’t ordered any new fabric and would be closing her doors,” said Beverly. “Steve and I talked about it over the weekend and then talked to the bank. It took four days.”

Originally called “Pocketful of Posies,” the shop is now called One Quilt Place. The name encompasses all the amenities they have to offer: a store, studio for classes, guest cottage for quilt retreats, and even a log cabin.

One Quilt Place has 14 teachers. Among the classes they offer include “Beginners Quilting Class,” “Ribbon Star Quilt Class” and “$5 Block of the Month.”

In the “Longarm Quilting Beginner Class,” students learn how to use a longarm machine to stitch perfectly, tie off stitches and use basic quilting techniques.

They also offer regular quilting bees and offer seasonal events such as a “shop hop” where people can travel from town to town in the Hill Country with friends and explore quilting stores.

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