20 years can fly by in the blink of an eye. The 20th anniversary of Fat Quarter Shop truly snuck up on us, as so much has changed since the first days! Today we’re looking back on the past two decades of running a business while raising four kids (they were featured a lot on the blog as babies!), the wonderful employees we’ve made memories with (some have been here since our second year!), so much fabric, thousands of quilts, the milestones reached, and all the good times we’ve shared.
In the early days, we cut and packaged fabric from the middle room of our home. We had our first child, Emma, in 2007, and she was raised running through the halls of Fat Quarter Shop, watching us work. We’ve collected some photos to share that capture just of few of the moments from the past 20 years.
Click on the photos below to see a larger version of each photo with a caption!
International Quilt Market has always been an exciting time to visit with friends and colleagues, see the new releases, and cut loose. We have a lot of good memories over the years.
Now here’s a crowdsourcing project we’d like some help with. Do you have any old photos of Kimberly, Kevin, or the Fat Quarter Shop team in the wild you would like to share with us? Please drop them here in this Dropbox folder and leave a comment below to let us know where and when the photo was taken. We may use them in a future blog post. Thank you!
Our First Website
We created the first version of the Fat Quarter Shop website in June of 2003. The menu images no longer work, but you can see how it started.
A year later, the website had grown! Raise your hand if you ever coded a website in Microsoft FrontPage or straight HTML.
Another snapshot from 2004 with Kimberly’s dog, Bugsy.
Thank you for joining us to look back at some special memories from over the years. If you’ve ever shopped with Fat Quarter Shop, thank you for your business!