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Welcome to Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop!
Owners Judi and Tom West

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sundays noon to 4pm
2532 Cherry Valley Turnpike (US Route 20) in Marcellus, New York.
(315) 673-2208
email: judi@patchworkplus.com

Located 15 miles from downtown Syracuse, New York.
Just minutes from I-90, or I-81 the crossroads of New York,
in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York.

Posted: Saturday, February 15th, 2014 @ 5:59 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Patchwork Plus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Sales and Specials When Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop opened its doors on July 1, 1987, it offered just 250 bolts of fabric. Today, it is one of the largest full-service fabric and yarn shops in the Northeast—offering 9,000 bolts of fabric, Bernina sewing machines, and instruction in a wide variety of quilting and knitting techniques.     To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Patchwork Plus, 2532 Cherry Valley Turnpike (Rt. 20), Marcellus, will offer a number of specials throughout July, including:   • Its annual tent sale, starting at 7 a.m. July 7, with more than 1,000 bolts of pre-measured fabric for sale at $2.50 per yard. Also on sale will be $25 grab bags containing 25 fat quarters, which usually sell for $3 apiece. Starting at 8 a.m., everything in the store will be marked down by 25 percent, except sewing machines and special orders. Birthday cake and coffee will be available starting at 6:30 a.m.   Shop owner Judi West advises serious shoppers to get there by 6:30 a.m. “When I arrive at 5:30 a.m. to begin loading, cars are already lined up and people are sitting on lawn chairs with their thermoses of coffee, waiting for the sale to start,” she says. “By 7:30 a.m., there’s a limited selection.”   • Daily anniversary specials, with different items on sale each day. Information on each day’s special will be posted on the shop’s Facebook page. • A Bag Lady sale July 25, when shoppers bringing their Patchwork Plus bags will receive 25 percent off a select item.   Patchwork Plus came to life in a room of the Byrne Dairy Building at 38 Jordan St., Skaneateles, expanding to five rooms before moving to its current 5,000-square-foot facility in Marcellus in 2006. West started the shop with a friend, she says, because the two were unable to find the high-quality 100 percent cotton fabrics they wanted for their own projects.   “When we opened, quilters were interested in reproducing antique quilts, and the country look was popular,” she says. “In the nineties, artists began using fabric as their medium, and the craft grew to encompass incredible fabrics and amazing techniques. As a result, customers came to expect a wider variety of fabrics, machines and instruction. Today, we offer a full line to meet the needs of every quilter.”   In Spring 2009, Patchwork Plus was a featured shop in Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler. “With its impressive size and inventory, this rural New York quilt shop is cutting edge,” they wrote. Annette Mott, of Baldwinsville, has been a customer from the start. “I’ve been shopping here forever because they always have the best fabrics and the most helpful staff,” she says.   Patchwork Plus is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (315) 673-2208 or go to www.patchworkplus.com.  


Posted: Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 @ 10:27 am by Curt
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Patchwork Plus Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler

Patchwork Plus Quilt & Yarn Shop in Marcellus is a featured shop in the Spring 2009 issue of Quilt Sampler, which goes on sale May 12, 2009. The magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens, profiles 10 shops across the United States and Canada in each of its semi-annual issues.

“We were incredibly thrilled to learn of our selection,” says Judi West, co-owner, with her husband, Tom, of Patchwork Plus. A crew from the magazine visited the shop for two days in mid-October—taking photos, conducting interviews, and experiencing the shop’s ambiance.

To be considered for the honor, quilt shops submit an application with details on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. The selection is made by a panel of quilt experts led by Jennifer Keltner, group editor of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

“Quilt makers from all over the world eagerly await these issues,” says Keltner. “Once the magazine is in their hands, quilters turn every page to see the newest fabrics and patterns from each shop.”

The multi-page profiles include photos of each featured shop and its staff; details on what makes it unique; photos of, and a full-sized pattern for, an original quilt designed for the magazine; and a listing of area hot spots.

The quilt submitted by Patchwork Plus, “Lady of the Lake Baskets,” was designed by Skaneateles Falls resident Judy Sheridan and Skaneateles resident Patty Elkovitch. A fabric kit will be sold on the Patchwork Plus website, http://www.patchworkplusquiltshop.com, this spring.

Inclusion in the magazine proves a boon for business: According to Better Homes and Gardens, chosen shops are inundated with visitors and with requests for the shop’s quilt patterns and fabrics. Quilters are known to try to visit all 10 shops in each issue, getting the signature of each shop owner in their copy of the magazine.

Patchwork Plus, established in 1987, is the result of two friends’ genuine love for quilting and the dream to bring a better selection of affordable fabrics to their quilting friends. “Our wonderful customers, who come from all over the world, have made us into the store we are today,” says Judi West. “I can’t thank them enough.”

The shop’s 5,000-square-foot facility, on Cherry Valley Turnpike (Route 20), has more than 7,500 bolts of fabric, two large classrooms and a fireplace, and is bathed in natural light. Patchwork Plus also is a Gold Standard dealer of Bernina sewing machines and offers instructional classes year-round.

A magazine signing party is planned for the spring.


Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 9:24 am by Curt
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Patchwork Plus Offers Fall Classes in Sewing, Quilting, Knitting
‘Meet the Teachers Day’ scheduled for Sept. 6, 2008

Want to discover a new hobby? Improve your sewing, quilting or knitting skills? Learn to make dried-flower wreaths?

Patchwork Plus Quilt & Yarn Shop, Route 20, Marcellus, will offer 30 daytime and evening classes this fall for crafters at all levels of proficiency.

Some classes are a single session; others run several weeks. Fees range from $10 (for a two-hour program on free-motion quilting) to $210 (for a monthly series on hand-piecing that runs September through June).

Among the other offerings are:

• Heirloom Baby Quilt (Sept. 23 and Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m., $60)

• Machine-Applique Tablerunner (Sept. 27, noon to 5 p.m., $30)

• Small Knitting Projects (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $55)

• Sew-Easy Quilted Tote Bag (Nov. 14, 1 to 4 p.m., $25)

• Geisha Girl (Nov. 15 and 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $45)

• Hydrangea Wreath (Nov. 25, 4 p.m., $35)

• Holiday Wreath (Dec. 2, 4 p.m., $30)

Crafters and would-be crafters are invited to visit the store Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. for Meet the Teachers Day, when instructors will display samples and answer questions about their classes. In addition, anyone purchasing fabric or supplies for a class will receive a 10 percent discount.

For the full class schedule or more information, go to http://www.patchworkplusquiltshop.com or call 673-2208.




Posted: Sunday, August 24th, 2008 @ 7:48 am by Curt
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