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Quilting supply store marks 10th anniversary

Oct 5, 2017 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

Sheep Camp Quilt Supply, north of Riverton, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a party on Oct. 28 beginning at 9 a.m.

Ten years ago, Riverton didn't have a quilt store and Thermopolis was closing a fabric business, so Stephanie Logan stepped up to fill in the need for quilting supplies.

Luckily for her, she had the perfect space to sell quilting supplies. Her husband Jim Logan would no longer be occupying the building for his veterinary services so Stephanie decided to start her business.

"You can't just let a place like this sit," she said. "And I've always wanted to (open a quilt store)."

The quilt business has seen its ups and downs over the years, Stephanie said, but she's glad they've been holding on strong over the past decade.

"We made it 10 years, that's quite a milestone," she said.

From road construction and bad weather to economic hardships, Stephanie said she's glad she's still open.

There's also been changes in fabric styles and other items at the store, she said so she makes sure to keep offering a variety and hopes younger people get into quilting.

Every year the store hosts a quilt retreat. Sometimes it's held in the fall or in the summer. A teacher comes in and helps beginner or avid quilters work on projects or learn a new technique.

The quilt store is also Quilts of Valor certified as Stephanie is also the QOV foundation Wyoming coordinator. The business has several kinds of fabrics for sale now and has open sowing times. Anyone who needs help can stop by for help.

"There's no charge if you're trying something new or help is needed to get you over a rough spot on a pattern you're already working on," she said.

Long arm quilting machines are also available. There's plenty of group quilting space, an upstairs shop and parking, she added.

Stephanie is joined by friends and family members in her business in including Suzanne Allen and Lea Delay. Together they're preparing for the upcoming Quilts of Valor event on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret's gym. Nearly 300 quilts will be on display and when local veterans and soldiers arrive at 7:30 p.m. they will be able to choose the quilt that "speaks to them," Stephanie said.

Sheep Camp Quilt Supply donates several quilts to charities and other organizations each year, Stephanie noted. Customers can purchase items on the website as well and find more information on classes and activities at he store.

Their regular business hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store, at 865 Paradise Valley Road, will be serving ice cream, cake and have drawings for gifts for their anniversary event.

Party attendees are encouraged to bring any projects they've working on. Projects can be at-home work or from a class or retreat. Quilters can show off their work, Stephanie said.

"It can be like show and tell," she said.

For more information call 856-1468 or 851-1727 or visit sheepcampquilts.com.

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