We recently welcomed Old Town Quilt Shop to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting!
Located at 165 W. Clark Ave, Ste A in Orcutt, the shop provides an array of quilting supplies and quilting classes for all levels. Owner and avid quilter Michelle Strunka says she enjoys be able to run the shop because of her passion for quilting.
“The business has been here for twelve years, and I have owned it myself for a year, and i was a partner for several years before that.”
Strunka became a partner in ownership of the business after she decided she wanted to come out of retirement and have a job she was passionate about. When her business partner retired, she took over ownership of Old Town Quilt Shop.
In addition to the storefront, which carries an array of fabrics along with sewing and quilting supplies, the store also has a spacious workroom in the back where they hold quilting classes.
“That room back there stays very busy,” Strunka said “we have a large space that accommodates 20 people, where each person can have their own table for quilting.”
“We have something called breakfast club that we offer usually every other month on a Saturday, and it includes breakfast and a project, and people love that,” Strunka said “We do dessert club once a month, where we offer a project and dessert. Both classes are extremely popular.”
Additionally, the store has a number of classes for all levels of quilters that are posted online for those interested to sign up for.
“Whatever the ‘in’ thing is, we usually offer classes on it,” Strunka said. They also offer seasonal classes around the holidays, including Christmas and Halloween themed projects. The space is also available for rent for any groups wanting to run their own project. “We have groups from all over renting the space,” Strunka says.
Strunka says her favorite part about running Old Town Quilt Shop is working with her staff, and providing needed services to the quilting community.
“I have a fabulous staff who is very helpful with helping people pick out their fabrics and answering any questions they may have about quilting,” she said. “All of my staff also teach some of the classes we offer, so they are very knowledgeable.”
Strunka says it is the friendliness of the staff and the wide variety of product that keeps people coming back to Old Town Quilt Shop. “We’re all just having fun, and I think that’s the key thing,” she said “It’s fun and it’s a community thing. There’s a whole quilting community out there and they are just wonderful people. It’s great to run a shop that can benefit that community and also hopefully get more people interested in quilting.
Old Town Quilt Shop is located at 165 W. Clark Ave, Ste A in Orcutt. You can learn more about the business by calling (805) 938-5870 or visiting their website at www.oldtownquiltshoporcutt.com. Watch the video below the hear more from owner Michelle Strunka about Old Town Quilt Shop. We are thrilled to have Old Town Quilt Shop as valued Chamber members!