Quilt Sampler, a national trade publication for quilters, is featuring
Suppose Quilt Boutique, at 21 North State Street, in an upcoming issue of
their magazine, which showcases people who make bed covering an artwork.
Out of nearly 3,000 quilting stores across the United States, Suppose has been selected as one of the 11 featured shops across the United States
and Canada for the Spring 2012 issue of *Quilt Sampler*® magazine,
published by Better Homes and Gardens.
Suppose was founded by mother and daughter Kathy Thomas and Jo Thomas in 2009. Though the business opened during a recession, their experience has been unpredictably positive, despite of their lack of retail experience.
Kathy, who's husband works in Los Angeles and Las Vegas but comes home on the weekends, has always wanted to have a shop dedicated to the needs of quilters said Jo. Kathy grew up in Preston and thought it would be fun to try.
So far the enterprise has been a big surprising success. "We have been
gratified by the public's response, it was a big gamble," Kathy said.
Quilters from all over the region regularly travel hours just to visit
Suppose, and two quilt guilds meet in their classroom.
"We have people who come from Salt Lake to the south and as far north as Jackson Hole to visit our store. There is nothing else like it around,"
Suppose Quilt Boutique stock designer fabrics, as well as books,
patterns, and notions that satisfy the creative urges of quilters and
seamstress' of all types. Suppose also offers classes and long-arm
Suppose Quilt Boutique even has a place where children can be entertained and watch a movie while their mother is shopping.
Jo is a BYU graduate with a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. She jokingly said she uses her schooling to council people in quilt making, use of batting and color therapy.
The Thomas' said they thought the long time homemaking craft is making a come back.
Jo said with all the different designers making such inroads in fabric
designs it opened up new possibility for what used to be used only to
cover a bed.
Karen Wood drove from Logan last week with her daughter and grandchildren to visit Suppose and browse through the shelves of fabric.
"We love this store," she said.
For additional information on Suppose Quilt Boutique, the owners Jo
Thomas and Kathy Thomas can be contacted at (208) 852-1449 or