AUBURN — Auburn quilt shop Quiltessentials Inc., at 909 Minot Ave., has been chosen as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States for the fall/winter 2015 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.
Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America’s top quilt shops for the past 20 years. Quilt shops submit a detailed application on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. A panel of quilt experts narrows down the applications to 10 featured shops for each issue. The names of the selected shops are kept secret and unveiled at spring International Quilt Market.
Nearly 3,000 quilt shops are eligible to apply for this year’s honor. Quiltessentials Inc. and the other nine shops chosen were photographed and interviewed by a team from Quilt Sampler and a multipage profile of the shop will appear in the issue, which will be available on newsstands on Sept. 8. Employees of each quilt shop also design an original quilt for the magazine and the full?sized pattern for the quilt appears in the issue of Quilt Sampler.