Village Quilt Shoppe joins E. Main Street merchants

7 Aug

East Main Street in the village just keeps getting better, and the latest new business to take up residence is making a lot of people very excited.

The Village Quilt Shoppe has quickly been taking shape in 21 E. Main Street, the former Mac 5 Bike Shop at the corner of Lapham Park. It’s owned and operated by Monique Liberti and Vanetta Parshall, two long-time friends who’ve been talking about opening a quilt shop for a while.

“We’ve been quilting together for several years, and been talking for several years about owning our own quilt shop,” Monique said. The idea became especially focused when Cafe Sewciety, on Empire Blvd., closed a few years ago.

Turns out that shop’s owner wasn’t interested in selling, and the idea took a back burner for a little while as life got in the way. But last November, the friends decided the time was right to rekindle their passion. They started looking in earnest for a location, and found the corner location in Webster, “which we thought was perfect,” Monique said.

A small army of family and friends has been helping the friends pull the shop together in what seems like record time — they only signed the lease in mid-June. Their efforts, and more than a little bit of money, have transformed the once-shabby shop into something beautiful.

The 1100-square foot storefront will be well stocked with a wide variety of fabrics (featuring eight or nine different designers) and notions, and includes space in the back for a quilters’ classroom accommodating up to 12 people. Some of their products won’t even be available in any other quilt shops in the area — or even New York State — like Cherrywood hand dyed fabrics, known for their suede-like look and vibrant colors.

But even more important than the products on the shelves, The Village Quilt Shoppe will offer a warm, relaxing atmosphere, complete with comfortable couches and chairs, where visitors will feel welcomed the moment they step through the door, whether they’re planning to buy something or not.

Monique and Vanetta hope to open The Village Quilt Shoppe this Friday Aug. 9, with a grand opening planned for Sept. 13 and 14, complete with raffles and fun activities. Stay tuned for more information about that. But in the meantime, stop by on Friday and welcome them to the neighborhood!

To read more about The Village Quilt Shoppe, click here.

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One Response to “Village Quilt Shoppe joins E. Main Street merchants”

  1. Melissa August 8, 2019 at 5:46 am #

    Sounds wonderful

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