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CHRONICLES OF BUILDING A 17,500 SQ FT QUILT SHOP

Updated: Oct 17, 2019

Howdy Quilters! We get questions about our new building all the time, and I need some serious venting therapy, so those two are going to intersect in this fun blog post 😁


We are planning to be in the new store around mid-October of 2019, and the shop will be located in Quitman, Texas.


We will be including lots of pictures and this will be a working blog post, meaning I will add to it as we near completion of our new facility. Hope y’all enjoy!


–Clay Luttrell


In the beginning…


We first met with our contractor in February of 2017. Yes, that is right, as of this writing we are over TWO AND A HALF years into this project. It has been a VERY long process, to say the least! But we are super excited for what we are going to be able to bring for you guys.


We formed the LLC holding company for this building that May.



We then went through a bunch of stuff that I will not bore you with. Needless to say, getting a SBA loan is not a “walk in the park.” However, on August 6, 2018 (a year and a half after our first meeting with our contractor), we closed on our loan!


December 5, 2018: Little did we know at the time, but we would be in for one of the rainiest seasons we have had in a long, long time. But we started moving dirt!


January 1, 2019: Got the plumbing roughed in!


January 30, 2019: Nearly SIX MONTHS after we closed on our loan, we had a slab!

March 8, 2019: Framing coming up!


March 14, 2019: Moving on along with framing!


March 21, 2019: We got a roof on it! It’s massive!


April 28, 2019: We were featured in the local telephone company, People’s, magazine!


May 17, 2019: Getting some framing up! Also, we decided the original plan of 15,000 sq ft was not large enough so we are moving dirt to add another 25′ x 100′ section!


Trish Office

Erin and Vicki's Office

Laser Room

Lydia's Office

Front Door! WOOT, WOOT!

Dirt work for the 2,500 sq ft addition in the back

May 28, 2019: Getting close on the slab in the back!


June 4, 2019: Back wall is off the old back section and ready for a slab!

June 12, 2019: Plumbing and electric roughed in for new slab


June 26, 2019: Getting ready for stone!


June 28, 2019: Our first “sneak peak” of the stone


June 29, 2019: We waited FOREVER to pour both slabs. I can’t believe how rainy it was!! We talked about building a cover for it to keep the rain off! LOL!!


July 5, 2019: Now we are rockin’ and rollin’!


Got the framing up for the back!

July 12, 2019: Sheetrock, tape and bed, roof on new addition


Main showroom. The shorter walls are little display walls

More showroom. We added this wall here for more display space.

Packaging Area

Travel and Kit Cubbies

BOM Cubbies

July 15, 2019: Stone is up on front and Getting ready to pour parking lot


Stone up + sidewalks framed


Side drive framed for concrete

Base framing in back section. The room you see framed is our YouTube studio

July 23, 2019: Parking lot poured + more framing!


July 23, 2019: Parking lot poured + more framing!

Framing the new addition. This is the classroom!

Conference room on the left, Shipping and Receiving on the right

This is our Filming Studio! So we can bring you lots of great videos to watch 🙂

July 30, 2019: Sheetrock going up in back section!




Exposed A/C ducts have been delivered for Showroom

August 6, 2019: Getting A/C ducts up, prepping for outside paint!



August 15, 2019:


August 26, 2019: Our sign is almost ready to hang! The slab in the back is ready to pour and we have a coat of PAINT! We also started clearing the lot next to us to get ready for Phase II, which will be our 6,700 sq ft retreat center!


Main sign out front

Main sign out front

Main sign out front

Parking and fire lane behind building

Parking and fire lane behind building

Paint in the main showroom

Paint in the main showroom

One of our Interior signs



Carpet choice for back room

Flooring and sales counter laminates

August 28, 2019: Our sign is UP!! It is feeling REAL :-)


September 3, 2019: Dropped ceiling is coming along and our showroom ceiling got painted black!




Lights are hung and doors to offices are being installed



September 16, 2019: Floors are going in and power is on!!




October 11, 2019: Finishing Touches! We are moving in next week!!



October 17, 2019: WE ARE MOVING!!!




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