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 as well as sewing machine cleaning and repair.
In mid-2017, Kelly Warnock, a Michigan transplant and now a Camden native, wandered into a local quilt and gift shop called 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 early-2019 when the owners 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 December 2019 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 25 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!
In Late 2022, we began to see a need for more space. Our classes were growing, our fabric collections were growing, we wanted to offer more products and services, and we realized that we couldn't do that in our current location. We started looking, and finally found our NEW HOME in the historic Blake and Ford building just around the corner on the main drag! With over 4500 square feet of space (3 times our previous size!), we've got room to "spread our wings" and offer even more things we've only been able to dream about!
Even with the constant 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 something special
at Palmetto Stitches and Quilts!