River Place Quilt & Sew traces its roots back to the summer of 2006, when it was called “River Place Mercantile.” The store was, at that time, a consignment shop located in the back of a coffee house. One corner of the shop was filled with around 100 bolts of fabric, a few notions and patterns, and a small assortment of Mettler thread.
By Christmas that year, it was clear that the Mercantile was outgrowing its home. When a Janome sewing machine dealership was added to the mix, the store moved to its own location in the Riverview Plaza.
Margaret Hall has been the sole owner of River Place Mercantile, LLC, since March of 2009. The store no longer offers consignment items, and has changed its name to River Place Quilt & Sew, LLC, to reflect its focus on sewing machines, fabrics, patterns, notions, and quilting and sewing classes.
Margaret's husband purchased a building at 2000 River Road in East China Township, a little over a mile south of the Riverview Plaza location. After extensive remodeling of the new building, River Place Quilt & Sew moved into its new location at the beginning of April 2011. That means Margaret has to pay rent to her husband!
River Place Quilt & Sew is an authorized Janome dealer and carries the full line of Maywood's Shadow Play, along with other fabric lines including Moda, Benartex, Red Rooster, Northcott, P&B Textiles, Quilting Treasures, and more. Stitch Connection patterns and CDs, Dakota Collectibles, and HoopSisters (designs and Battilizer) are also carried for the embroidery enthusiasts. River Place became a full-line dealer for Anita Goodesign in September, 2013, offering its first workshop on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Hand-stitchers, crazy quilters, and clothing sewists will all find something to strike their interest at River Place Quilt & Sew.
River Place Quilt & Sew offers classes and clubs that will connect you with other people who love the same things you do. A full range of classes are offered, from starter lessons for beginners or those wishing to sharpen their skills to more advanced techniques.
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