Many years ago two young girls living thousands of miles apart learned to sew on treadle sewing machines with their grandmothers. Scraps were turned into clothes and quilts for their dolls. They developed a love for fabric that stayed with them their whole lives. Mary Cupp and Cheryl Craig would grow into women who sewed for their families and themselves while maintaining active careers. Both women worked for non-profit community and social service organizations.Their paths would cross later and friendship grow while Cheryl approached retirement and after Mary entered real estate.
While on a quilting retreat they shared their love of sewing and fabric and within a few days they were on their way to making the dream of owning a quilt shop a reality. A love of fabric is not the only common thread running between the friendship of these two ladies. Their interest in sharing the joy of sewing and quilting as well as interest in people made opening the White Flower Quilt Shop LLC a perfect business adventure. And so the story of the White Flower Quilt Shop LLC began in Clinton, Missouri.
Situated on the Southwest corner of the square in Clinton, MO, known for its historical appeal, the quilt shop opened in an authentic 1900 building. The high ceilings are perfect for displaying beautiful quilts made by the owners and their friends, and the front windows fill the bright little shop with plenty of light so shoppers can ooh and ahh over the bounty inside. If a quilter wants something out of the ordinary and a wide variety of genres, this is the quilt shop for them. Their diverse inventory is sure to hold something for everyone!
If you have yet to experience the beautiful floral world of Kaffe Fasset or the peaceful world of the Japanese taupes you’ll find them here. Kimberbell Basics appeal to those looking for fresh, bright coordinates in a variety of patterns. Know anyone who loves fishing or cars– situated by Truman Lake, the shop will always carry a line for that special guy in your life. Another strength of the White Flower Quilt Shop is their large selection of solids and blenders. Highlighting solid fabrics and showcasing them in modern quilt patterns opens up a new door for many quilters.
Last, but not least, one will find a community sewing lab that is as comfy as your own sewing room. Regular dates are always on the calendar for the local quilt guild’s charity quilt project and classes are scheduled on a variety of levels. From the 10 year old girl or the beginning adult seamstress, to the beginning quilter, to advanced quilting skills – there is something for everyone. The coffee pot is always on and snacks will keep your taste buds happy while you enjoy social time stitching with fellow fabriholics!!
Now is the time to plan a day trip to the White Flower Quilt shop in Clinton, MO. There are five individual home owned restaurants on the square including a Coffee Bistro, Chinese, and good old fashioned home cooking – all within walking distance. The Henry County Museum is located in the historical Anheiser Bush building and the downtown area has a large variety of businesses worthy of browsing and shopping.