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.