About Quilts & Other Notions


As one of Iowa's "largest" independent fabric shops, Quilts & Other Notions offers a broad selection of quality fabric, catering to the needs and interests of both traditional quilters and modern textile artists. Additionally, we're an authorized dealer and service provider for Husqvarna Viking sewing machines.

Originally opened as “Knits and Other Notions” by Joyce Franklin in 1982, the store occupied a modest 200 square-foot storefront in Creston, IA. Since then, the business has grown into a 3,000 square-foot storefront, education center, and online shop, with thousands of customers and students from across the nation. As we evolved, it only made sense to change the business name to Quilts & Other Notions to reflect all that our store was becoming. After nearly 34 years in business, Quilts & Other Notions was purchased by Sarah Brown, a San Diego native, life-long sewist and self-proclaimed fabric hoarder. 

The Creative Center offers a number of fabulous classes and at least one monthly retreat, all of which can be viewed on our calendar

From all of us at Quilts & Other Notions...thank you for your continued loyalty. We look forward to meeting your creative needs for many years to come!

"Tour" Quilts & Other Notions!...

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