The Logan County Chamber of Commerce us honoring Quilts-N-Creations, represented by Shauna Houser, Leta Propst and Shelby Houser, as the Chamber's Business of the Week.
***Leta Propst and Dorothy Duncan opened Quilts-n-Creations on June 10, 1987 - the year of a special centennial celebration for Sterling and they owners wanted to be open for that day. Now the business is owned by Leta and her daughter, Shauna Houser.
***A need for a quilt and fabric shop and their love for sewing and their mom’s love for quilting got this business started.
***They had a very unique beginning. In 1987, the talk of a quilt store began between Leta and her mom, Dorothy.
***At the time Dorothy and her husband, Everett were running Teen Acres, a group home for teenage girls and they were also partners of the Bible Lighthouse. Leta worked as a secretary at the facility.
***They decided to start buying bolts of fabric which led to having a sales rep come and show some fabric. On their way to Sterling, this sales rep talked about their own quilt shop in Loveland. They were both salesmen and wanted to travel together. So on Thursday, of the same week, they went to look at their quilt shop.
***Plans were finalized by the end of day and on Saturday they took a truck, pickups and a trailer and loaded up the quilt shop. At this point they had only looked at a few buildings for their shop. Now they had store inventory and no building.
***The next week they settled on a building at 201 Ash St. It was a great location but needed a lot of work. Their family has never been afraid of work, so they started to work long hard hours because there was a deadline to meet.
***Sterling was having a centennial celebration and they wanted to be open and within 10 days after they purchased the quilt shop they were open for business. Shortly after opening they became a Bernina dealer and from there they just kept growing and changing. They added custom sewing, custom quilting, and classes.
***Through the years, the store has employed several people including grandkids and gives them a beginning job in the retail world.
***Their next adventure started when the Bible Lighthouse closed and the building was available. Quilts-N-Creations relocated on May 31, 2014 to the current location of 125 N 2nd St. The move gave them a chance to have the retail part of the store all in front and more room. Shauna and Leta continue to do custom sewing, custom quilting and embroidery.
***They say God has truly blessed them over the last 33 years. He has brought them through tough months. They are truly blessed to have their local customer base and the loyalty of their out of town customers and would like to say Thank You to each and every one of them!
***Currently Quilts-N-Creations has fabric and sewing supplies. They are a Bernina sewing machine dealer and Jim’s Formalwear dealer. They carry Bibles and a few devotional books and boxed greeting cards as well as a full class schedule for kids each summer and classes for adults throughout fall and winter.
***Their Sew Creative Club is for sewing enthusiasts and meets once a month on the thirdThursday at 9:30 a.m, or 5:30 p.m. Different techniques and projects are learned each month.
***Also Imagination Club meets once a month on the first first Saturday. Their “block of the month” usually starts in February or March and will last for a year, meeting once a month to have a lecture/demo class to work on a quilt.
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