Francine got the sewing bug from her mémé when she was around 5 years old. She took sewing in Home Economics, in High School.
After many years of just dabbling in sewing and wanting to make quilts, in early 2000 her husband, Gary, got Francine a lesson at Mr. Quilts Studio. Then, a few years later the store was going to close.
It was then, a student Donna G., bought the studio, and it thrived for almost 14 years.
In 2017, it was rumored to close again, and one of the Tuesday chicks walked in, and Francine’s lifelong dream of owning a Quilt Shop came true with Paradise Quilting!
Our Mission & Vision
Founded in 1997 as a teaching quilt studio, with ownership being transferred to a student in 2003 and again in 2017, created the tradition of preserving and continuing the quilting craft, while helping to save memories and create new treasures.
We strive to be a “Quilters Quilt Shop & Studio,” by providing the necessary knowledge, tools, supplies, and facility for new and experienced quiltmakers to continue the quilting craft.
Here it is our goal with each stitch to get closer to our paradise.
We for see continuing as a brick and mortar to remain grounded to our quilting roots, while preparing to bring our business to the World Wide Web.
We wish to continue as a “quilters quilt shop,” providing our knowledge, tools, and supplies to all. Helping all quilters beginner to experienced create memories and treasures.
What Our Customers Say
“Truly Paradise. This is the friendliest quilt shop I have ever been in!! Francine has done a spectacular job in growing this shop. The new location is wonderful. Great location, easy to get to, great parking and a larger space. Wonderful fabrics, long arm quilting, a great assortment of tools and a fabulous selection of classes. I love this shop!”Deb C.
“Great shop for all your sewing and quilting needs. They also service machines. Also visit the vacuum shop for your vacuum needs.”David W.
“Love the new shop. Good variety of fabric, notions and patterns. Store owner is always friendly and helpful.”Jean L.