Over the last twenty-seven years, my business has seen many changes. Starting out as a self employed shop keeper selling antiques & collectibles, I never dreamed I would one day be the proud owner of a wonderful quilt shop! Having started my business here at home over twenty-seven years ago, I am right back where I started from! This is truly HOME!
Along the way there were a few bumps in the road including & Lizzie's too!, my endeavor at running a restaurant, and our name change from Jacob's House Quilt Shop to Speckled Hen Quilts almost 14 years ago. After fourteen years in historic Aurora and seven years in Wilsonville, we are now in our sixth year in our new building located on our property in Aurora just off I-5.
Speckled Hen Quilts was featured as a TOP TEN SHOP in 2007 American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler Magazine!
In October 2009 my first line of fabric, Apron Strings was introduced into the market place by Andover Fabrics Inc. In May of 2010, the second line, Mama's Favorites, was unveiled. Lots of Dots arrived at the end of December 2010.
In February 2016, my newest line of fabric, 'ALPHABET STORY' printed by Washington Street Studios, was introduced!
That is the most exciting news for now...but there may be more new fabric in the future! I'm always working toward that.
We are known for our friendly Pacific Northwest hospitality, and are here to help whether you're just browsing, or a long time customer in need of that special fabric for your next project. We encourage you to join one of our many classes, workshops, or just come 'Sit & Sew' when you are in the area. Call for 'Sit & Sew' hours to reserve your space.
Being a very traditional quilter, I specialize in 100% cotton fabrics that include Civil War & 1800's reproduction prints, my lines of 30's fabrics, PLUS my 1940's line 'ALPHABET STORY' line, and a wide variety of bright children's prints. Speckled Hen Quilts also carries a large selection of quilt books, quilt patterns, & notions. I have created over sixty @Exclusive Speckled Hen Quilt patterns & you can pick out your favorite, and we also carry a great selection of gifts and collectibles for the quilter. Offering kits for my latest creations is always inspiring to the visitors from afar!
We are not just a quilt shop! We are a gathering place to exchange ideas, shop for that 'oh! so right' fabric to create your next
quilt masterpiece, pick up a memento of your visit or just browse for inspiration.
Classes & workshops are scheduled at many different times of the year, so that we can accommodate our customers from the Portland & Suburban Metro area as well as up and down the I-5 corridor.
I hope the many friends I have made along the way will join in sharing more of Karen's Big Adventure by dropping in to see us in Aurora. We are nesting in the Hen House here in the country. So come visit soon...
Remember we're just 2 1/2 blocks off Interstate 5 at Exit 282B (from the North)/ 282 (from the South).
We invite you to come experience Speckled Hen Quilts, and prepare to let your imagination wander!