I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS SHOP HAS CLOSED. WE WILL MISS IT!
Twisted Scissor Quilt Shoppe
1360 Disc Drive
Sparks, NV 89436
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, Monday: CLOSED
Welcome to the Twisted Scissor Quilt Shoppe, owned and operated by Karen Smith!
Karen has an absolutely lovely shop located just outside of Reno in Sparks, NV. (For those not from the area, Reno and Sparks have no clear division and one city melds into the other.)
When you meet Karen you will be instantly won over by her friendly, warm smile. She is a true people person and has created a fun, exciting quilt shop!
Karen is the shoppe's one and only employee and if you ask her what she does for a living she'll tell you, "I run with scissors!"
This joke extends beyond quilting because in a shared next door space you'll find Karen's hair salon!
She's not kidding when she says she spends her days "running with scissors"!
Karen carries a great line of current patterns and likes to showcase various designers.
Twisted Scissor has a wonderful display of quilt samples hanging on the walls. On the day of my visit there were quite a few 3-D samples where the designs were literally jumping off the quilt! Absolutely adorable child quilts!
This is a small shop but Karen makes use of every bit of space. The displays are darling and the merchandise is easy to see. As Karen says, she's paying for every square inch so she's going to use it!!
When I asked Karen to define her shop she said that people could expect to find lots of color, bright fabrics and clean, crisp prints! I would definitely agree!
Above is a picture of the quilt they designed for this year's
Pony Express Shop Hop 2010.
What a beautiful quilt!
Although this was only the shop's second year participating, the Shop Hop was a huge success!! Word is spreading about our local Shop Hop and people are coming! Can't wait until next year!
Karen makes pricing extremely easy.
Unless a fabric is specially marked all of her fabric is $9.50/yd. In addition she has a large selection of sale fabrics and is constantly getting in new fabrics! There is always something new to see!
Here you can see another example of her beautiful 3-D quilt samples! I LOVE the pink and black!!
Every bit of space is cleverly used. The displays are cute, fun and fresh!
One of the nice things about Karen's shop is that not only can you buy fabric off the bolt in whatever yardage you need but she also precuts
1/2 yard and 1 yard bundles.
I LOVE the convenience of this and I usually find that I spend much more money than normal with the precut bundles! It's just TOO easy to shop! :)
Below is a picture of Karen and her daughter, Dani, at this year's Shop Hop.
Thank you so much Karen for your hospitality!!
You have a beautiful shop and I can't wait to come back!
Don't forget to visit her on Facebook at: Twisted Scissor Quilt Shoppe
Thanks for stopping by!