Happiness Is…Quilting!

McKinney

156 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

  • Teaches basic quilt assembly
  • All tools included

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 7 day cancellation notice required. Must be 12 or older. Embroidery technique not included. Class schedule subject to change. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Happiness Is…Quilting! - McKinney: $65 for an Introductory Quilting Class and Starter Kit at Happiness Is…Quilting! in McKinney ($135 Value)

A quilt gathers fond memories into a beautiful physical keepsake, like a family photo album or CD of Whitesnake's Best Ballads. Craft an elegant memento with today's Groupon: for $65, you get an introductory quilting class and starter kit at Happiness Is…Quilting! (a $135 value) in McKinney. Classes from May 16 through the end of the month are scheduled for Mondays from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Class schedules will change each month.

Happiness' cozy confines overflow with cheery, knowledgeable patchworkers and an exquisite array of fabrics and supplies. Delve into a time-tested art as soothing as removing bristles from a raccoon pelt with the shop's three-hour course, which elucidates basic assembly and ornamentation techniques. The skilled staff unravels the mysteries of machine-piecing, binding, and appliqué in front of intimately sized classes, ideal for personalized instruction and socializing. Students mingle and craft exquisite duvets and mysterious cowls using their beginner's kit, which includes a pattern, thread, scissors, and other stitch-jockey accoutrements.

Happiness Is…Quilting!

According to the Dallas Morning News, sewing and handwork gave Laura Kay Houser's life "balance"—guiding the stay-at-home mother through life's daily challenges as well as more trying ones, namely her son's illness. In 2006, Houser and two partners turned that restorative hobby into a business venture. Houser now spends most of her days behind the counter, eyes figuratively glued on her latest project.

Inside the colorful shop, shelves overflow with fabrics by brands such as Andover, Benartex, and Marcus Brothers, as well as with books, kits, and experimental needlework patterns inspired by the paintings of Jackson Pollock. Experienced teachers pop in to lead a variety of classes, ranging from sewing basics to workshops with renowned authors and designers. As the culture of quilting has always involved gifting quilts to those in need, the store publicizes volunteer opportunities involving quilting and other crafts.

Customer Reviews

156 Ratings

love the look of the store...like going back in time. Very cute, quaint and LOTS of fabric!
Rebecca T. · May 7, 2013
Nice store, nice people.
Jerry J. · May 1, 2013
Had a wonderful visit yesterday-lovely products and knowledgeable and extremely friendly staff. Thank you so very much!
Bridget M. · April 30, 2013
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    McKinney

    217 N Kentucky St.

    McKinney, Texas 75069

    972-542-8839

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