Hello!! My name is Julie and I own and operate Two Chicks Quilting with my niece Nicole. We pride ourselves in the fact we just are not “your ordinary quilt shop," we offer a variety of services and classes for all needs and wants quilting!
I learned to sew when I was 6 years old from my mom who at the time owned a fabric store here in Ganado. I spent many days playing and learning lots of life skills in her fabric shop without even realizing it. I purchased my first sewing machine when I was only 8 years old with the money I earned raising a pig in 4-H and selling it at the county fair. I have been hooked ever since!
As life went on I became more and more involved with our local 4-H club with my children and that is how I began quilting. While getting ready for our annual fundraiser we really wanted a quilt for our raffle tickets and realized being 4-Hers we should make our own….so we did! That is when I began teaching kids to sew and continued with our 4-H quilting and sewing adventures for about 18 years. When my daughter was a senior in high school I realized I needed to do something for ME and came up with a PLAN!
I envisioned a place where someone could come learn to sew without making a huge investment in a machine and tools until they knew: #1 they were going to actually enjoy sewing, and #2 they had more knowledge as to what to buy, so I put a plan together for a fully stocked SEWING STUDIO! Machines, cutting tables, cutting mats, rotary cutters, rulers, irons, etc. all provided for my customers. I made a post on Facebook and had 8 ladies interested in Beginner Sewing classes and within a month of my “plan” I was in business! I called my business “Sew Simple” and taught Beginner Sewing and Quilting for all ages. I still worked full time so my classes were all offered in the evenings and on weekends which was a huge hit for working women!
A couple of years passed and along with the help of a friend of mine, Missy, who shares my love of quilting, in January 2016 Two Chicks Quilting was born. We added a Handy Quilter Infinity longarm machine and began our journey to build a full service quilt shop. Within a couple of months Nicole came to work for us to manage the shop so we could have regular business hours while Missy and I continued to work at our full time jobs. I teach classes in the evenings and have been able to add more kid’s classes and workshops to the mix and making plans to add Guest Teachers to provide more advanced quilting classes. I am pleased that Two Chicks Quilting has evolved into a shop that provides an exceptional line of high-quality fabrics from leading collections as well as patterns and notions to customers who share our passion! Two Chicks Quilting provides longarm quilting services, embroidery services, and beginner sewing and quilting classes for all ages. We also provide custom quilt services for construction of any size quilt you choose including Memory and T-Shirt quilts. Whether designing and making a Memory quilt, teaching classes, longarm quilting a client’s quilt or helping a customer select the perfect pattern and fabrics for their next project, Two Chicks Quilting is devoted to provide friendly, personalized service and continued support to make sure Quilting Chicks of all skills levels have a fun, enjoyable, and successful sewing experience! Come See the Chicks! Address: 204 S Third St; Ganado, TX Phone Number: 361-771-3978