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Hometown Quilting opens at new location

By Staff | Aug 9, 2013

Vicki Falker sits in a chair at the new location for her store, Hometown Quilting, in Rugby.

When Vicki Falkner had the opportunity to move her store into a bigger, more high-traffic location in Rugby, the owner of Hometown Quilting jumped at the chance.

She believes the new location at 411 4th Ave SW will not only draw in more customers, but will give them more room to shop and work on projects.

“This is a better location,” she said. “I’m going to get a lot of folks off the highway here that normally don’t come into town. When a quilter’s driving by on the road and sees a quilt sign, she’ll be in here.”

Aside from the new location, the new store is much larger, with wider aisles than the old store on Main Avenue.

“More space was a big thing, and better parking,” Falkner said. “It’s so much brighter and more open. Space was the biggest thing. I’m already running out of space, though.”

The new store will also allow for a work space where Falkner plans on holding weekly classes on Thursdays.

“More room to move and we’re going to have more classes, too,” Falkner said. “The space (to the east) is the work area where there will be classes and different things going on.”

Vicki and her husband Glenn opened the store in 2005 after moving to Rugby from Puyallup, Wash.

The store is planning a grand opening from Sept. 2 through Sept. 7, complete with a number of classes and demonstrations.

Included will be classes in making umbrellas and strata stars as well as demonstrations on battery-operated seam rippers.

“We’re going to have classes and be doing different things all week long,” she said.

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