Kelly sent us this letter of thanks:
I am ecstatic and honored to have won the Kim Diehl contest! Footprints Quilt Shoppe has had overwhelming success with these beautiful mini quilt collections.
I opened my first retail spot in September 2012 and then moved to a larger retail space one year later. This journey has been fun yet challenging – I look forward to the continued success I have achieved thus far. I am truly blessed to be living my life-long dream of having my own quilt shop!
I started quilting as a small child with my maternal grandmother. Every Christmas there would be a quilt or two wrapped and under the tree from her. A priceless gift I will cherish forever. My family grew up with handmade quilts and that is all we knew – we didn’t have store bought blankets on our beds. I inherited the love of handwork from her – I remember working on a project with Grammie in her chair and Grampa in his, watching the Lawrence Welk Show. I spent a week with them every summer and would always learn something new. I am grateful for the joy and calmness handwork brings me and the priceless memories I have had through the years.
Here is a photo as you requested.
The appliqued shop sign in the photo was recently done by one of my employees – I will carry this to the quilt shows I participate in. She used all Kim Diehl fabrics by Henry Glass Fabrics. I am fortunate to have 3 dedicated part-time workers– thanks to them I have great samples and my shop continues to grow.
Footprints Quilt Shoppe
115 Highland Street
East Rochester, NH 03868