When most people think about quilting, images of delicate grandmothers sipping tea while stitching in a rocking chair may come to mind. This isn't the case in All About Quilting at 3736 Henderson Dr in Jacksonville. She has a network of women that come together and form a support system at the store from young Marine wives all the way to the experienced quilter.
Open Monday through Wednesday 10 - 5, Thursday 10 - 7, Friday 10 - 5 and Saturday 10 - 4 for your shopping needs!
Kirsta started her craft over 25 years ago hand quilting while her husband was on recruiting duty in Minnesota for the Marine Corps as a way for her to cope with the long hours her husband spent at work. From there, she took formal training to broaden her skill set and is now a certified instructor. The Marine Corps has brought Kirsta and her family to Jacksonville where she started her store with the civil service retirement she earned as a government employee.
All About Quilting has been serving the area for over 13 years now and brings all of the essential supplies from top of the line sewing machines and notions to fabrics and threads, but what makes the store special is the network it provides. Kirsta knows exactly what it is like for those married into the Marine Corps and how improtant it is to have a solid support system. The socialization is great for spouses that find themsleves in a new town with no relatives near by or friends around to rely on.
The classes at All About Quitling are a great way to get out and make new friends. Are you completely clueless when it comes to quilting? Kirsta Meadows teaches everyone from the very basic beginner to advanced levels. She even teaches courses at the local community college. If you can't fit a class into your schedule, Kirsta can accomodate with one-on-one training as well.
Helping people with their experience in quilting isn't Kirsta's only focus at the store. All About Quilting supports a variety of non-profits and special causes. Kirsta and her quilters make caps for cancer patients and support Quilts of Valor, a foundation that makes quilts to send combat service members and veterans that have been touched by war. The cause is specially important to Kirsta whose son was injued in 2004 while serving in combat operations.
Keep away the summertime blues by learning a new set of skills. Even get the kids involved by helping pick out fabrics or designing a quilt. Come out on the first Monday of every month for a 10% discount on All About Quilting's "Military Monday". Kirsta Meadows will be more than happy to get you starded on your own crafting adventure.
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Quilts of Valor Presentation
Romancing Eastern North Carolina Shop Hop starts on 3 Feb until 6 Feb with 6 great stores participating. Go to the first store and get started on the opening day, or go to one of the stores before the start and purchase your passport.