Hello and welcome to the new Flying Goose Quilt Shop Blog! My name is Cherie Heitke, and I have been the owner of the Flying Goose in downtown New London, MN for five years. In that time we have grown from a small, one-room shop of 1200 bolts to a six-room shop with about 3,000 bolts of fabric. We also sell the HQ Sixteen by Handi Quilter and Baby Lock sewing machines.
From the time I was young (a long time ago) it was always my dream to have my own retail shop. But as life always gets more complicated, I realized that retail hours were not very workable with small children. So I put my dream on hold until both my sons (Adam and Mark) were out of the house and my husband (Les) was busy with his own life’s dreams, and then I was free to work crazy retail hours and spend ALL my free time working, planning, dreaming, ordering, and living the Flying Goose Quilt Shop. However, I do take some time off to spend with my two precious granddaughters (Alexa – almost three, and Claire – 1 1/2) who live in Stafford, VA. Whenever I need a boost, they put a smile on my face.
I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!!! I hope that you will enjoy this blog and check back often to experience our shop events, see the newest fabrics, books, patterns and notions.