Quilter's Trading Post opened 1st June 2007 with Pam and Emma - the mother & daughter team at the helm. The shop has gone from strength to strength while Pam and Emma learnt the business. Many a time did they feel like women overboard struggling to keep their heads above water. With 10 years under the belt, the future looks good, Pam and Emma have all sorts of plans to take Quilter's Trading Post in new directions.
Looking back, the original shop in Green End, Whitchurch was like an Aladdins Cave that held a huge amount of fabric as well as thier original long-arm gammill quilting machine. But after 5 very cramped years they had the opportunity to move to the current premises.
It took almost 2 years to buy Buerton County Primary School (since re-named 'Buerton Old School'), and then some drastic cosmetic work and a whole new heating system to make it fit for use before opening in January 2011. The new premises consists of a hall of fabrics, notions and gifts, a classroom for 10 students, a quilting studio housing two computer guided long-arm gammill quilting machines and a fabric printing machine, an office, kitchen and toilet.
In 2019 Pam and Emma made the difficult but necessary decision to discontinue selling ranges of fabric. The main hall is now a large work space where Pam and Emma are able to design and create.