Pieceful Gathering


CATEGORY      Traditional, Reproduction

DESCRIPTION   

Carrie Quinn and daughter, Katie Reed, are co-owners of Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop in Fox River Grove, Illinois.  When Carrie opened the shop in 2006, she wanted to focus on reproduction fabrics and quilts.  Because so many of the quilts she loved were scrappy, she started cutting “Snippets,” which are 10 inch squares out of every bolt that came into the shop.  (layer cakes came later!) These were great for customers that wanted more variety in their quilts.  To help sell the Snippets, Carrie started playing with them – stacking, cutting, rearranging – and eventually came up with an entire line of “Snippet Stew” patterns for confident beginners on up.

 Carrie’s daughter, Katie Reed, joined the shop full time in 2008 and it quickly became apparent that her math and science background would be a big help in writing accurate patterns for the shop.  Now the two work together on most of the shop’s patterns, including the Snippet Stew line and a line of mostly smaller reproduction patterns that the two design for Sarah’s Sewing Circle, a Pieceful Gathering club that meets at the shop each month.

In addition to patterns, Carrie’s love of antique quilts and fabrics has lead her to design fabric with Blue Hill Fabrics.  Her first line, Alice’s Washday Blues, was based on an antique quilt that was in her family.  The pattern for that quilt, which is free on the shop’s website, has become a shop favorite (see below for picture).  Three more lines with Blue Hill Fabrics are due out in late summer/fall of 2011: Carrie's Madders, Cynthia's Scrapbag and Captain Phillips Collection.

REPRESENTATIVE PATTERNS
These patterns represent my line so that you can get a feel for my designs.  Other patterns are also available. Some are shown on our website or you can contact us for more information (see below).

 
Jelly Cake Stew Criss Cross Applesauce Czech Stew Alice's Washday Blues

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name
Carrie Quinn & Katie Reed, Pieceful Gathering
Phone 847.516.7911
Email Address quiltmaker@piecefulgathering.com
Website www.piecefulgathering.com
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Blog  http://piecefulgathering.blogspot.com