Among Friends Quilt Shop, established in 2003, is owned by Wendy Vetter. It is one of the largest quilt shops in the state of Kentucky stocking 5 to 6 thousand bolts of quality cotton fabrics, over 1,000 book and pattern titles and hundreds of tools and notions. Among Friends was featured in Better Homes & Garden's Quilt Sampler Magazine as a Top Ten Shop in 2008.
At Among Friends you will find your favorite fabrics from the top manufacturers of quilting fabrics such as Moda, Hoffman, Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Free Spirit and many, many more. Fabric styles include brights, batiks, florals, novelties, traditional, reproductions, Cuddle Cloth plush, hand-dyed wool and more.
Among Friends Quilt Shop is proud to now sell Elna sewing and embroidery machines and has been honored as being a top ten dealer in America. The Elna trademark has always symbolized quality, innovation and service. Elna has always been famous for quality of stitches and machine design. We also offer machine servicing and repair by our Janome/Elna factory trained technician. This year we have been very excited to add Janome machines to our store. Janome stands for excellence and quality, something we care very much about for our customers.
As an authorized Koala Studios Showcase Dealer, we are able to offer beautiful and functional custom built sewing furniture. Stop by our showroom and let us help you design a studio that meets your sewing needs.
Among Friends Quilt Shop is an award-winning Handi Quilter dealer. As a full-service dealer the shop is stocked with an inventory of products for the mid- and long-arm quilter. If you haven’t seen a Handi Quilter home quilting machine or the Pro-Stitcher lately, call today to schedule a private demonstration.
Wendy has strived to create an atmosphere that is inviting and friendly. The shop’s café provides a place where you can meet with friends and drink a cup of coffee on the house. You can sit and relax on one of the two leather sofas (we call that area “Husband Parking") while browsing through the huge selection of books, magazines and patterns.
Traveling? Families are welcome at Among Friends, where there is a something for everyone complete with TV. Also in this area are puzzles and toys for the little ones to play with as well as videos to watch. This will occupy the family while you shop.
And if you like to travel, why not travel with us. In 2014, we added quilting tours to our shop services. Working with CIE Tours, International, we are able to provide excellent opportunities to travel with a group of people with similar interests to visit interesting places. Last year we toured Ireland and this year we toured England and Scotland. In 2016, we are taking a tour of New England in the fall. It is sure to be a delightful adventure.
The friendly staff at Among Friends is always ready to assist you with your fabric selection, answer your questions or to assist you in any way that we can. Having a problem with a project? Bring it by and we will try to help you get past your frustration and on to having fun with it again. We are here to serve.
Education is important and a great emphasis is placed on it here. With a 1,200 square foot classroom equipped with 8 foot tables, padded chairs and bright full-spectrum lighting there is plenty of room to spread out and be creative. Colorful quilts adorn the walls to create a pleasant and cheerful atmosphere that is conducive to learning. We believe that there is always something new and exciting to do and learn and we want to help you discover it.
At Among Friends, we have several events throughout the year to provide social experience with fellow quilters and to just have a good time. If you haven’t visited Among Friends Quilt Shop, please stop by soon.