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About Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe

ABOUT US

You know what happens when you just can't get your fill of quilting fabric and patterns.....you open your own quilt shop!

That's exactly what Julie Ploehn-Vigna and her mother, Linda Ploehn, did in September of 2007!  They presently operate an on-line 'quilt shoppe' and are vending at quilt shows East of the Mississippi.  Linda can only occasionally travel with Julie and so now Peggy, Julie's sister, has joined the team.  

In the beginning we carried all quilting supplies and products but since, we have morphed into more of a 'wool' and 'punchneedle' shoppe that also carries quilting patterns, kits and books, Moda fabrics and Marcus Brothers Civil War reproduction fabrics.  We offer Block of the Month projects in wool.  

Our big focus is now on our own HAND-DYED WOOLS, over-dyed in-house, in beautiful primitive colors and packaged in sizes including 4" bundles of 8, 5" charm packs of 10, F16's, F8's and FQ's, collectitons and wooly bundles.  Special wool orders are possible.  We have wool appliqué patterns and kits.  We now are offering 'bright' wool colors!

The art of punchneedle is very popular and we carry Morgan No-slip hoops as well as all other punchneedle supplies, patterns and over-dyed variegated flosses by Valdani, Weeks Dye Works and The Gentle Art.

OUR QUILTING HISTORY

While Linda was still working she began collecting quilting ideas and saving them for a rainy day.....retirement = a rainy day!  

Linda started quilting in 1997 when she and her husband retired to Lake Hartwell GA.  She became a charter member of the quilt guild in Hartwell but after several visits to Wilmington, soon desired to live the life of a beach bum!  Wilmington turned out to be ripe with fellow quilters, and she knew she had found her new home!

Julie longed to find out what her mother's new hobby was all about, so she took her first quilting class in 2004 and was hooked!   Linda and Julie took part-time jobs at their respective local quilt shops and as they say..... 'the rest is history'!

They both have won ribbons at quilt shows - of course, that was before they started the business and had time to quilt for themselves!