Palmetto Stitches and Quilts, both our shop and our website, offer a giant selection of the best quilt and sewing fabrics, patterns, kits, pre-cuts and notions, coupled with an extensive array of quilting and sewing classes for everyone from beginner to expert! We also offer long-arm services for any size quilt and offer custom design and embroidery services.
In 2009, Deb and John Holland started a small fabric and quilt shop in downtown Camden. They slowly added classes, embroidery services, long arm services and eventually expanded to the "world wide web", and quickly developed a reputation for not only providing quality sewing and quilting products and services, but offering a place where people could come, sit, sew and make friends.
In mid-2017, Kelly Warnock, a Michigan transplant and now a Camden native, wandered into Emmie's. Kelly found more than a quilt shop. She described it as a "place of healing." Learning to quilt with new friends was exactly what she needed as she coped with the loss of her son, Robert, a few months earlier. Kelly grew up sewing, knitting and needle-pointing, and works full-time as a nurse practitioner in her clinic. She found the friends at Emmie's "just what she needed" and quickly began quilting, and then helping others, and then teaching, until mid-2019 when Deb and John indicated they might want to take a little step back from the store, The rest is, as they say, history!
Kelly, along with her husband, Todd, purchased the store in January 2020 and renamed it Palmetto Stitches and Quilts. Todd's background in business and IT was a perfect fit for a new, redesigned website and a huge social media presence, while Kelly's love of all things sewing helped with expanded hours, new products, new services, and more classes. Our staff knows sewing and quilting, and we really love our customers! We offer a fun, relaxing environment that helps spark your creativity and improves your techniques - all while spending time with some of the best stitchers around!
While the new ownership means lots of changes, a few things won't change. First - we want to be a place where people can come and shop, hang out, learn, make friends, get help and enjoy the company of other people who want the same thing. John and Deb have graciously agreed to "stick around", so you'll see John long-arming and Deb teaching classes. Both will continue to offer their wisdom gleaned from years of experience in the sewing and quilting world. Their goal, and our goal, is to continue to be the best quilt shop anywhere!
We look forward to seeing you soon! Happy quilting!