The Memphis area has a new fabric store!
Local quilter and fiber artist Arlene Blackburn has opened Delta Patchwork in Collierville, a fast growing suburb east of town. This is mostly an online business (go shopping!) with monthly open warehouse days for the locals. If you live in the area, sign up here so you won’t miss a chance to see the fabrics in person.
Diane (the Left Out Knitter), me, owner Arlene Blackburn
Through a friend-of-a-friend connection, I was able to shop the warehouse and drool over bolts and bolts of modern up-to-date fabrics that are not generally available in our area. When I walked in and saw it all I started vibrating! There was Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Martha Negley, Phillip Jacobs, Brandon Mably, Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner, Art Gallery, Lecien, Studio E and others at very nice prices made possible by extremely low overhead.
It was exciting to find that the inventory at Delta does not overlap with that of the other quilt shops in our vicinity. Now Mid-South fabric fiends now have an expanded selection rather than just more places to buy the same thing. The shops in our area are all locally owned businesses and we want them to thrive, even if it is at the expense of our bank accounts. But, I suppose we must all make sacrifices for the sake of economic stimulus in this challenging economy 😉