Quilting company moves from basement to downtown storefront
Owner Sue Christian started helping her mom make quilts around 15 years ago and branched out on her own about seven years ago. Now, Sue and her husband, James, have moved the 14 foot long arm quilt machine out out their basement and into a space at 111 East High St. (Jefferson City, MO)
The machine may take up a huge amount of space, but it allows Sue to create quilts up to 144 inches, or 14 feet - large enough for even the biggest of beds. Her first 12 foot machine could only go up to a little over 10 foot, and she was turning away customers who were asking for 140- to 144-inch quilts.
"I don't want to see the beds that these go on - because your California Kings are only 110 (inches). So they're huge", Sue said with a laugh.
For Sue and James, being able to offer options for fabric and quilting at affordable prices is key.They want to keep their prices as low as they can and will even offer payment plans. Sue said she's seen people give up to have quilts made.
"People are having to choose - do i get my meds filled this month, or do I get this quilt for my grandson for graduation? We don't want them to have to make that choice," Sue said. "Are we going to make a million dollars? No. But, that's OK, it's something that we love doing."
Sue's Quilting Company offers custom Quilting, binding and T-Shirt quilts, as well as selling fabric, thread and scented wax. Sue also makes Baby changing pads, burp clothes and cloth books, and pot holders, and bowl cozies.
You can contact Sue or James at 111 East High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or by phone (573) 896-5661.