Christine Woodbury started Around the Block Quilters Shop in 2008 to upgrade her love of quilting and 50+ years of experience to a new challenge. After raising five children, she decided to take the leap and embark on this wonderful, scary, new adventure!
She and her husband, Larry, remodeled their large basement to house the beautiful fabric as it arrived and off she went.
While this is pretty much a one woman show, friends have stepped in to help during times she has been vacationing or traveling to spend time with precious grandchildren (13 and counting!).
Christine has a passion for quilting that began early in her life when her mother taught her the art of quilting. “Someone asked me once which part of quilting I like the best… picking out the fabric and pattern, cutting it out, piecing it, or quilting it… I couldn’t say because I love them all!”
At Around the Block Quilters Shop, we think quilting is more than just a hobby, it is a creative way to make the world a softer place. We especially think quilting is a great way to grow friendships. Christine delights in the warm sisterhood she feels with her quilting friends.
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These are all real, unsolicited comments from our customers!
Thank you so much for shipping my latest order so quickly. I received the fabric in only two days which is incredible! I have your shop on my list of favorite websites and drop by often to see your latest line of fabrics, kits, and specials. I have been pleased with every transaction and have several quilts to show off from my purchases.
Hi, I just wanted to let you know I got the charms in the mail today, they are exactly what I wanted and the cute little bag you sent them in was such a suprise. Thanks so much for everything. I have put you in my favorites!!
Kathy in Texas
Hi, I was excited to receive my order today! Thank you for the quick shipping and for having this fabric. I think my grandkids will like their gifts that I plan to make from the fabric.
June 15, 2012
You have so many beautiful things on your site,
June 12, 2012
I like that you put a personal little note in there from your shop. We are stationed overseas so a little thing like that goes far. I saved your website address in my favorites, and will be glad to give you my business.
April 14, 2012
I wanted to thank you for a very speedy transaction and having the best price on a small little item (Charm Holder Safety Pin). I purchased expensive sterling charms to mark my dog’s 4th Agility Championship and didn’t want to overpower the charms with a large holder. This little safety pin will work great! Most were charging much more and then ridiculous shipping prices. You really did everything right and I’ll be returning for other things in the future.
Just want to let you know I’ve received my order and I LOVE the fabrics! Each and every one of them is lovely to gaze at and pet, and I can hardly wait to make them into snuggly quilts. But I think I’ll keep them in my Fabric Petting Zoo for a while first, so I can enjoy them whole for now.
Just wanted to let you know that I received my order and am so happy with the fabric and speed of shipping! I will be back as I can afford more fabric, but for now I will be busy working on three "guy" quilts for Christmas! :)
Thanks again, Karen
August 26, 2011
I placed an online order on Tuesday August 23rd and I got my order in the mail this morning! What great and fast service! Thank you so much for the little ruler you put in with my order. It was packaged to perfection and arrived safe and sound. I appreciate what great customer service you have and will spread the word in my quilt group. Again, thx so much. I will order from you again! Have a great day.
Nice to know of a quilt shop that talks to it's long distances customer.
Happy quilting, Linda
This is awesome! I've never won anything online before! I just joined the shop hop and it is awesome; so many shops with terrific fabrics and prices! I will be back again! Thank you so much for offering! Vicki
Received the package on Saturday. Wonderful colors and patterns. I'm going to have trouble cutting it up. Guess I will just look at it for awhile. Thanks for your fast services and I look forward to ordering from you in the future.
Wanted to let you know I received my order yesterday. That is the fastest service known. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I love the fabrics for the Vacation Houses.
Just recieved my order yesterday. wow that was so quick,like less then3 days! I have been looking for this fabric since before Christmas. My son is a mechanic,his fabric, is going to really personalize his quilt I,m making him. I cant wait to get started. Thank You again! Ill be back. Happy New Year to all of you.
"Just want to say how very pleased I was on my last order just 10 days ago. No shortage in the measurements at ALL! Thanks so much from a beginning quilter."
It was a pleasure speaking with you on the phone last week. I wanted to let you know that my fabric arrived and it is going to be just wonderful in the quilt I am making.
I just placed another order today for fabric to use as backings on three of my quilts. If you do not have all of the fabrics to cover the order, give me a call and I will choose something else.
Thanks so much for your wonderful service and getting my fabric to me so quickly.
It is a real pleasure doing business with someone who cares about her customers.
You put a smile on our faces! The PERFECT Fabric! My mom opened it and "ooh" and "wow" - then I told her it was for HER quilt. We draped the fabric over her bed - a perfect match to both watercolors and bedside lamps! Thank you - and always may you have merry days and beautiful nights!