The Early Years

Roger and Vicki brought Angel Oak Stitchery to life in late 2015 as an online only store.  The store was based in a four bedroom home on about four acres in rural Colleton County South Carolina.  As the first year progressed, we started using up the “spare” rooms for the store products.  This was the time we also began forging relationships with the fabric manufacturers and distributors.

In 2017, we had the opportunity to have a small 10′ booth at the Sea Island Quilt Show.  Having never participated as a vendor at a show, we were a bit intimidated by the idea.  Wow, we had so much fun that weekend.  On the way home after the show, Roger turned to Vicki and asked “When is the next show?”. That was a blast! Lets do more. That was the beginning of the evolution from a small modest 10′ booth to the big triple 30′ booths in 2019/2020.

Angel Oak Stitchery vended at quilt shows all over the southeast. Huntsville, Jacksonville, Asheville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Statesville, Sanford, Columbia Expo, Myrtle Beach, Hampton, Charleston, and a bunch of the great guild shows across the Carolinas. Still being home based, we turned the house into one big “stash room” of fabric and notions.  Yes, about 2300 sq feet of products in the house made the age old question about who has the biggest stash room……….. Well, you can imagine we had a few laughs about that.  We may not have won but probably a close second.

Do we miss vending at shows?  Yes and No.  The traveling and booth setup was a lot of work.  The shows themselves were such a blast.  We made so many new friends and had some really great times.  So maybe a little bit No and a little bit Yes.

We all know how the year 2020 affected the quilt shows.  Over the year, we began entertaining the idea of opening a “brick & mortar” store. In late 2020, the quest for a building began.  In December 2020, we found our building.  Built in 1960 as the “Piggly Wiggly” store in Harleyville.  The building had been vacant for awhile and needed some renovations and new roof.  The building was ready by April 2021. The fun of cleaning, painting, moving products in, building the cutting tables and main counter, consumed every day of April.  Finally, we were ready to be open for business so on May 3rd, 2021, we began the next adventure.  Oh yes, we have the house back!

The New Adventure

What are we all about?  So glad you asked.

Long sentence ahead….

Have you ever dreamed of having a space that you could gather with friends to sew, share ideas, laugh, lots of room to lay out big quilts, big design wall to plan a quilt layout, have your quilt top quilted on a longarm, learn new techniques, have a big table to square up or trim your quilt, make projects, learn embroidery, touch the latest fabrics, get expert advise on choosing color,  get your machine serviced, see the latest from BERNINA, watch an avocado tree grow,……………well maybe not the latter.

 We have the same dream.

Yes, we quilt for you.

Computerized edge-to-edge (E2E) quilting on our 12′ Innova Classic 26 with Autopilot. Over 2000 designs to choose from and if we don’t have the design you want, we will get it.

See our Quilt Finishing Service page for details.

 

The 8’x16′ design wall is yours to use (when there is no class in session).

Bring your quilt blocks, arrange them into that perfect layout, take a picture and sew.  No charge to use the design wall for your projects.

 

Our 8′ square layout, trimming, and blocking table is yours to use free of charge. 

Bring your quilts in to trim or baste.

You will see us using it to take out basting, inspecting, and trimming quilts as they come off the longarm.

We are a “Learning” shop. 

We have wonderful and fun classes.
Our classes range from BERNINA Mastery, quilting for beginning to advanced, bag making, embroidery, Sashiko, and even Featherweight maintenance.

We are constantly adding new classes for all levels and areas of interest to you.

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You just never know who you might get to meet at Angel Oak Stitchery. 

This “mystery” visitor is none other than Deb Heatherly of Deb’s Cats & Quilts.   You do Mystery Quilts don’t you?