After months of location scouting with a realtor, lease negotiations, followed by renovations, planning and many, many business lunches, we have finally opened our doors to The Stitchery, our new quilting studio and natural fiber fabric store in Cleveland, TN. By "we" I mean myself and my BFF, Sandi.
My business was created after my immigration approval. Sandi's was created when we decided that a fabric shop would compliment my quilting/APQS showroom and rental studio nicely. And the vision was born. We are together under one roof. Her business is called Goshen Sewing Emporium. Mine The Stitchery and together we have created a space where creativity, skill, community and fellowship converge.
We have received so much positive feedback on how beautiful the shop is. I felt that now is the time to show you the transformation.
We signed the lease in February 2023. It was a glow in the dark mini golf in the back and a barber shop in the front. It was pitch black with black paint on the walls and all the windows were blacked out. The ceiling was black. The floor was black. It was so dark we had to go in with lanterns and flashlights just to measure the space.