QuiltWorks was established in 2010. Owner Marilyn Forestell was a sewer her entire life, a quilter since 1999 and an entrepreneur her adult life. Owning and running a quilt shop has given Marilyn an opportunity to turn her passion and business experience, along with love of community into a beautiful quilt shop.
QuiltWorks is based in a former ski shop with wood panel walls, tall and long beams, a 2nd-floor mezzanine that wraps around the showroom floor and a classroom. The second-floor mezzanine is home to the QuiltWorks gallery where every month a new quilt exhibit is on display. We usually have Featured Quilter's work on one side and then a group or theme on the other. With 8 years of monthly exhibits, we have shared 1000's of quilts over the years with our customers.
QuiltWorks features a large color wall, batiks, Kaffe, aboriginals, flannel, modern, a children's section and hand-felted wool.
First Fridays we honor new exhibitors with a reception from 5 to 7 PM. Every second Saturday, September through May we host a Strip Club, highlighted by a surprise performance by Marilyn (see photos).
QuiltWorks offers classes throughout the year. We have an Innova Longarm with two Innova professionals.
QuiltWorks is where the non-profit Sew Teach Me was started. Sew Teach Me is a national program where trained and screened mentors are matched with children so they can learn to sew for free.
In 2010 QuiltWorks started the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild. In 2015 we helped bring Days for Girls (daysforgirls.org) work parties to the shop 2-3 times a month.
The QuiltWorks staff is dedicated! A committed, experienced and friendly group of women make the shop what it is. When you walk into QuiltWorks, you are treated like a friend.