Lori Holt, owner of Quilter’s Corner in Faulkton. Photo by Troy McQuillen
Stepping into Quilter’s Corner is entering a sea of well-organized color designed to get creative juices flowing.
Lori Holt describes her business as a “creative sewing center” with pretty much whatever a person would need to sew: Fabrics, sewing notions, trims, patterns and even sewing machines to buy or rent.
Quilters tend to be a mobile group who enjoy traveling to find their supplies and inspiration—which makes Quilter’s Corner a destination for quilters from miles around, Holt explains.
“We’ve got gals that come from Faith and Mobridge on a pretty regular basis,” and others from Clark, Miller, Redfield, Gettysburg, Pierre and more. “We have retreats we hold twice a year, and we have gals from three different states that come.”
Education is a big part of what Holt does.
“We see a lot of young gals getting into sewing,” she said. “We’re feeling a need there—there is not the old typical Home Ec program (available), so if they didn’t participate in 4-H, they have an opportunity to learn here.”
Sometimes children will come to their open sewing events, which Holt enjoys.
“It’s exciting to see them get excited, and their sense of accomplishment of making something,” she said.