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A Visit To Quilters' Station posted: 11/4/2004
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Reviews Method: All Series: On the Road
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Grab a cup of coffee and Let me introduce you to Quilters Station. In December of 1995, Rita Brine purchased a store with about 250 bolts of fabric (most of which were either solid, floral or muslin) Her reaction, and I quote "What was I thinking?" Also included in this purchase were a few books, patterns and notions. The store was located on Main Street in downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri. She kept the store there for only 6 months when she moved to its’ present location: 824 SW Blue Parkway in Lee's Summit.

After a year and a half, the business next door closed so she was able to expand her shop into that space. In a couple of more years, she again took the opportunity to expand the store in the other direction. Quilters Station now has almost 4000 square feet. About 1200 feet is used primarily for the classroom. That area also doubles for the sale room. In the rest of the store, contains 5000 bolts of fabric including Moda, RJR, Benartex, Indo, Hoffman, Kaufman, Baum and many others. There is also a large selection of books, patterns and notions.

They carry rug hooking supplies and lots of hand dyed wools - which Rita dyes herself! If you are looking for wool, this is a wonderful source to choose from.

There are eight employees on staff. They are all quilters and eagerly assist all customers. Rita offers a large class schedule with about 15 teachers in each schedule. A lot of technique classes are included in each schedule, and she also brings in National Teachers.

I first met the ladies from Quilters Station when I attended my first Quilt Market in Houston, 2002. Rita has carried my pattern line (Primitives by Lynda) from the very start, and makes some of the most beautiful samples from my patterns for her shop.
You can see a couple of them in the parlor room. She makes kits of my patterns, so please contact her if you are looking for one.

I am so excited to be able to tell you about a "NEW GATHERING" which Quilters Station will host starting next year. The name of this gathering will be "Primitives of the Midwest" and the dates will be June 22-June 26, 2005.

If you are ever near Lee's Summit, Missouri, you won't want to miss this shop. They have so much to offer and everything inside is displayed in such a charming way. I was able to visit the shop last summer while teaching at the Liberty Gathering.


One thing you will notice when entering the shop is how well everything is organized and beautifully displayed.


The classroom is very big with lots of room to move around in. It's always full of samples of projects.


This half of the classroom is set up for all of the sale fabrics and you can also see more samples of projects. If you will visit the parlor room you can even see samples of two of my patterns: “A Tisket, A Tasket Aunt Roma's Garden Basket” and “They'll be Coming Around The Mountain.” Rita and her staff have made tons of these kits from my patterns for their customers.


Fabrics in all colors whether on the bolt or fat quarters can be purchased from Quilters Station.


Looking for something unique....a large selection of books, patterns and notions are available.


Let me introduce you to the staff at the Quilters Station. Whether it's a shop hop or other special occasion these people will greet you each time you go to the shop. From left to right: Joyce, Kathy, Amber, Pat, Pam, Sharon, Jane, Shirley, Mary and Rita, the owner.

Quilters’ Station
824 SW Blue Parkway
Lees Summit, MO 64063
quiltersstation@prodigy.net
816 525-8955
866 649-8024 (toll free)
www.quiltersstation.com
Store Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

©2004 Lynda Hall
Primitives By Lynda
www.primitivepiecesbylynda.com
www.thequiltercommunity.com

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