Since 2012 Sturbridge Quilting and Sewing Center has offered the latest fabrics, notions and patterns to the local quilting community. Discovering new tools and products that bring excitement to my students along with providing a space where quilters can gather and share their passion for quilting has been a rewarding part of what I do as the owner of SQSC.
The quilting industry is changing and how we shop as quilters has changed as well. We do more online purchasing and we shop for bargains with high discount coupons from the big box stores. Even education in the quilting industry has changed. We have online classes, internet sew alongs and endless daily deals. Quilt shows provide opportunities for quilters to touch and feel the latest and greatest products and offer education with teachers quilters may not have had access to.
I have made changes in how I do business as well. SQSC class registration can now be done online. Grab ‘N Go Kits and By The Numbers are now available for online purchasing. With these changes and the changes in the quilting industry I’ve decided that my business model needs to change. I will be liquidating my retail products and closing the retail side of my business effective immediately.
By closing the retail side of my business I feel I will have more time to be creative and continue to build my teaching skills by attending more seminars for a variety of products in the quilting industry. I will continue my quilting journey by building my Grab ‘N Go Kits and By The Numbers Fabric System and Patterns product lines and increase my online shop offerings. I’ll also be vending at more shows with my products.
Sturbridge Quilting and Sewing Center is now "Stitching with Gina" and I moved to a new location, 71 Main Street, Unit 4, Sturbridge MA. Here I will continue to offer Sewcations, Quilt Camps and other class offerings. We have plenty of parking and additional classroom space. Visit the "Classes" page for a complete listing of classes offered. With out the demands of retail I will again be offering hand-guided machine quilting services. Visit "Machine Quilting" page for more details.
Thank you for your support over the years. I hope you will continue to join me and others that share your passion for quilting here in our soon to be expanded classroom.