Welcome to Mary's Quilt Shop!
Pumpkins, and hay rides, and hot apple cider; mischief, and costumes, and spooky black spiders; October and all of the fun that it brings, these are a few of our favorite things! Come check out all our fall favorites, and keep an eye out for our wickedly good sales. And don't forget to come visit us for Fall Foliage the first 2 weekends of October!
Don't forget that we have new fall hours!
The Witch Is In:
Thursday through Monday
10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
All stitch-loving witches must take a look at our featured kits. No need to cast any spells, since all our kits are always pre-cut for you.
Scary Halloween Wall Hanging
32" x 36"
Pre-Cut Kits Available
Harvest Twister Wreath
22" x 22"
Pre-Cuts Kits Available
(Made with Mary's Blues!)
39" x 39"
Pre-Cut Kits Available
Did you know that Mary and Joe wrote a book?
Pre-order your signed copy of "Piece by Piece: Our Life With Quilts" for $49!
Free shipping on pre-orders! They will ship out in
November after Houston Quilt Market.
Come visit us at Bedford's Fall Foliage Festival the first two weekends of October!
planned your Fall Foliage trip yet? There are so many crafts and goodies to see, you'll need a place to rest your feet! There are still openings at our retreat for both Fall Foliage weekends. Call the shop to make your reservation!
Mary's Retreat Center
Looking for a great getaway? This is the place. Our retreat offers a large eat in kitchen, living room, 6 bedrooms, 4 and half bathrooms, sewing room and laundry room. All this in a newly restored 1813 Federal style building located in historic Bedford, PA.
We can accommodate 16 people. You will find all the comforts of home in the retreat. It is beautifully decorated and each bed is dressed with an antique quilt.
The kitchen is fully functional with pots, pans, dishes and silverware, everything you need to prepare and serve a meal. The bathrooms are complete with soap, shampoo, hairdryer and other toiletries.
The large sewing room is complete with sewing tables, cutting table, irons and ironing boards. It also has great natural light. Mary's Quilt shop is located in the same building and is complete with all your sewing needs.
The retreat is located in charming downtown Bedford. There are many great restaurants and shops for your enjoyment. Bring your family and friends for a pleasant getaway of sewing, eating and enjoying historic Bedford. We can design a class for you or come and sew on your own.
The cost per person is $75 per night (with a 2 night minimum stay). The first night's deposit is required at the time of your reservation, and the balance payable when you check out.
Thank You to all of our loyal retreaters!
We appreciate you so much!
After your 10th stay at the retreat center,
your cost will be just $50 per night FOREVER!
(2 night minimum stay required)
Bedford Springs Quilt
2017 Bedford Historical Society Quilt Show Participant
Designed by Wendy Sheppard
Featuring "Simply Red" by Mary Koval
Download the FREE PDF pattern here!
Linda Collins Templates - 20% Off!
Panama Pyramids (Solid & Windowed),
Fireworks (Windowed), Cheddar Tracks (Windowed),
Teeny Weeny Boys Britches, and Little Boy Britches.
Di Ford Primarily Quilts Thread Box - $70
Includes colors: 2105 - 2255 - 2310 - 2340 - 2372 - 2370 - 5022 - 5004 - 2610 - 5007
Paul Koval is designing a quilt for the Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Association
Call the shop for more details.
10th Edition: "Spirit of the South"
April 25th - 28th, 2018
Including exhibitions of Provençal treasures:
Piqué de Marseille, Boutis, antique attire, and conferences about Provence's textile heritage.
Dozens of fiber artists and designers from around the globe: Shizuko Kuroha, Kumiko Nakayama, Mary & Joe Koval, Willyne Hammerstein, Sachiko Yoshida, Pamela Goecke-Dinndorf, Max & Louise, and many more!
France, Fabric, and Friends!
Who's ready for a fun French getaway? Fly into lovely Paris and take a train to Nantes for the Spirit of the South quilt show, April 25th - 28th. Then take the train to Provence to join Michelle Chenevez and Caroline Lecomte for a Boutis Retreat!
May 1st - 6th, 2018
Michelle has been studying Boutis and other Provencal traditions for 20 years, and can't wait to return to her childhood home to share what she's learned with all of us!
Boutis (which means "stuffing"), describes how two layers of fabric are quilted together with stuffing sandwiched between sections of the design, creating a raised effect.
Thank you to the Centre Pieces Quilt Guild for hosting Mary as a speaker this July!
Is your quilt guild looking for a guest lecturer?
Mary would love to come speak at your guild meeting!
There's nothing she enjoys more than sharing her skills and expertise...except perhaps touching beautiful fabric!
These are just a few of the topics she offers:
Who is Mary Koval and How Did She Start?
☆ Designing Fabrics: The "How To"☆
☆ How to Make Your Quilts More Valuable☆
☆ What Do Antique Quilts Have to Do With It?☆
☆ Collecting and Caring For Antique Quilts☆
Call the shop for details and to make arrangements.
Retreat & Classes
Please read carefully!
*When registering for any class a valid credit card is required, and your card will be charged at the time of registration. We do not retain your credit card information.
*When registration is open for classes, we do not always know all the requirements for the class yet. Additional items may need to be purchased (kits, patterns, etc.) We will let you know when these are available.
*All Class Registrations and Retreat Reservations are FINAL!
No Refunds, No Exceptions!
*Building is NOT handicap accessible
*Class dates and projects are subject to change
Our hearts go out to all those affected by natural disasters in the past few months. Here at Mary's Quilt Shop, we are always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need! So when Texas was tragically flooded in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Doris wasted no time in coordinating the donation of baby quilts to Sew Special in Houston.
Stitches in Time
Take a look at this amazing 2000-piece Millenium Quilt
that was recently finished after 17 years by our very own Jan Domzal!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Jan!
Mary's Quilt Shop
113 W. Pitt Street
10:00 A.M. to
Thursday - Monday
Be sure to look for us on Facebook!
Just search for "Mary's Quilt Shop" or click the link below!
We have new neighbors!
Enjoy delicious healthy smoothies, made with all natural no added sugars or preservatives.
They also serve soup, sandwiches and salads daily. Dine in or take out!
113 West Pitt St.
Bedford, PA 15522
The Yarn Knitch is located next to Mary's Quilt Shop
in charming Downtown Bedford. They offer a
large variety of yarn in all price ranges and qualities
ncluding yarn from a local Alpaca farm!
Accessories for knitting and crocheting including patterns.
Beginners and advanced classes available!
109 West Pitt Street,
Bedford, Pa 15522
Fat Quarter Fun!
Purchase 10 fat quarters and receive the 11th FREE.
Punch card issued with your purchase. Your full card will be entered into a quarterly drawing. What is the prize?
FABRIC of course!
We have a winner!
Two, in fact.
Mary Deming of California and Margaret Cassara of Washington!
Tea & Scones
Call the shop for more information!
Quiltmania Magazine, Simply Modern, Simply Vintage, and other books by Quiltmania authors!
Have You Twisted Yet?
These are the kits we have available!
Ryan's Case for Smiles is dedicated to helping children with life-changing illnesses feel better to heal better. They
are a charitable organization that makes pillowcases for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Your participation in this outreach is encouraged. We have local groups that gather and sew. If you don't sew we need cutters and other helpers. You can also make the pillow cases on your own and drop them off at the shop.
Please contact Doris Caldwell for more information.
1,500,000 (and counting!)
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.
Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty, and uncomfortable; they typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets, and can't be worn for weeks
after surgery. However, Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, beautiful, and take the shape and feel of a real breast - just place in a regular bra!
Special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those who request them. Join in to help connect volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors! There is a huge demand for Knitted Knockers that can't be met by any one group, but together we can do it!