Since closing our shop in 2013 and making the move to IL, we are now a home based business. You will still see us out and about at shows around the country. Check out our current show schedule HERE. Email is the best way to reach us firstname.lastname@example.org, but you can give us a call as well 317-919-8212. Please keep in mind that we may be on the road or at a show, but we will get back to you ASAP.
Nancy began quilting in 1992 and had her first lesson in a beauty shop. Then, in 1998 Nancy met Paul and in 2002 they were married. She began quilting again and purchased a Gammill long arm. She operated a small quilting business from her home for a year. Then, 3 days before Christmas, she had to ask Paul to run to the quilt shop for more backing. Half way to the shop he called and said, "Do you know how far this shop is?!?!?!?!?" I said -yes. After purchasing the much needed fabric (3 yds of Batik) he called and said "DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THAT WAS?!?!?!?!" I said-yes. When Paul got home he said - "You need to open a shop of your own" I had been in retail all of my life and getting back into retail was not on my mind. That didn't stop Paul. He started looking for just the right location......hence the Rivers Edge Fabric Co was born.
Co-Owner, Cook, Fix It, and Cheerleader
Paul has always been supportive.. But with all due respect, he had a lot to learn about the quilting industry and us "quilters". When The Rivers Edge was juried into the AQS show in Nashville, Paul was all about going and helping. Nancy was thinking “this is going to be a real challenge”. Paul really didn't want to spend the money on a double booth because after all it was our first time etc. Nancy however had attended quilt shows in the past and knew what needed to be done. At the end of the first day, Paul was bit by the Quilt Bug BAD!!! He signed us up for all AQS shows, was ready to trade in the trailer for a bigger one, get our website up and running and move the shop to a bigger location. WHEW! Paul is also the local quilter’s favorite because he cooks and caters to them all at our Big Events that we host at least twice a year. He is a charmer, good cook, and all around great guy.
Nancy's one and only, world's best, daughter! / Web & IT Support
Jessica has been extremely busy with our website and has done a wonderful job with it. I know she has pulled her hair out a time a two. Running marathons, half-marathons and relay races has really given her the strength and endurance needed to expand a quilt shop! Thank God Nancy does not have to run. Jessica's passion for running led to her starting a charm making business. At first she focused on runners, but has now expanced her line to include several quilt related designs. Her work has been featured in "Threads," "Vogue Patterns" and "American Patchwork and Quilting". Her designs make great gifts for your quilting buddies - CLICK HERE to vew her collection.
Lucy is the mascot dog for the Rivers Edge. She meets and greets everyone coming through the door with enthusiasm and a ball. Many quilters have come to know her and look forward to playing ball. The kids come in and are occupied as well. Lucy doesn't care who comes in the door as long as they get the ball in motion. Who said every quilt shop needs a cat? Although I love cats, I Love Lucy.