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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Hickory Stick to be featured in Quilt Sampler Magazine

  • Hickory Stick Quilt Shop, a quilt shop in Hannibal, Mo., has been chosen as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States and Canada for the Fall 2009 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.


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  • Hickory Stick Quilt Shop, a quilt shop in Hannibal, Mo., has been chosen as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States and Canada for the Fall 2009 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.
    Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America’s top quilt shops for the past 13 years. Quilt shops submit a detailed application on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. A panel of quilt experts led by Jennifer Keltner, group editor of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine, narrows down the applications to 10 featured shops for each issue. The names of the selected shops are kept secret and unveiled at spring International Quilt Market.
    Competition to be included in Quilt Sampler is keen. Nearly 3,000 quilt shops are eligible to apply for this year’s honor. Hickory Stick Quilt Shop and the other nine shops chosen were photographed and interviewed by a team from Quilt Sampler, and a multi-page profile of the shop will appear in the issue, which will be available on newsstands on Sept. 8, 2009.
    Employees of each quilt shop also design an original quilt for the magazine, and the full-sized pattern for the quilt appears in the issue of Quilt Sampler.
    Quilt Sampler has proven to be a huge success, and early, out-of-print issues are collector’s items. Chosen shops are inundated with visitors and requests for the shop’s quilt patterns and fabrics. Quilters are known to try and visit all 10 shops in each issue, getting the signature of each shop owner in their copy of the issue.
    The other nine shops featured in the Fall 2009 Quilt Sampler include: Honey Run Quilters in Chico, Calif.; Knight’s Quilt Shop in Cape Neddick, Maine; Lavender Lime Quilting and Creative Sewing in Chattanooga, Tenn.; The Old Craft Store in Carrollton, Texas; The Olde World Quilt Shoppe in Phoenix, Ariz.; Quilters Corner in Finleyville, Pa.; Quiltique in Henderson, Nev.; Tammy Tadd Designs in Sycamore, Ill., and Temecula Quilt Co. in Temecula, Calif.
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