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 quilt repair and restoration services and sewing machine cleaning and repair.
In 2009, Deb and John Holland started a small fabric and quilt shop in downtown Camden. They slowly added classes, embroidery and long arm services. They also offered a place where people could come, sit and sew.
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 in Camden. 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, the NEW OWNERS
, purchased the store in January 2020 and gave it a NEW NAME
- Palmetto Stitches and Quilts. Todd's background in business and IT was a perfect fit for a new, redesigned website, full e-commerce offerings 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. Even their 21 year old son, William, who owns a land clearing business, plays a part. William's creativity has spearheaded a complete redesign of the store, including a more open layout and new, bright displays (some hand-built by William himself.)
We also wanted to create a NEW EXPERIENCE. We wanted to keep the things that worked well, and change the things that needed "updating." Our focus is, and will always be, to provide the BEST customer service anywhere! 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! Our prices are competitive, and our services are second to none!
While the new ownership means lots of changes, a few things won't change. 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. We know that you each have a choice on where you shop, and we're
thankful that you choose to shop with us! We'll do everything we can to be the best quilt shop anywhere!
We look forward to seeing you soon! Come see us and experience a NEW NAME - NEW OWNERS - NEW EXPERIENCE
at Palmetto Stitchese and Quilts! Happy quilting!