BROOKFIELD, Conn., March 13, 2020 — Today, Cotton Candy Fabrics, a full-service community fabric and quilt shop in Brookfield, Connecticut, announced it has expanded its store to offer more fabrics, classes, and fun to sewists and quilters of all ages and levels.
Beyond thousands of bolts of designer quilting cotton, Cotton Candy Fabrics carries a selection of batiks, flannel, knits, canvas and other apparel fabrics. The store has sewing patterns and kits, and many notions including Aurifil thread and Creative Grids rulers. Additionally, the shop offers a variety of sewing and quilting classes in their Bernina classroom. They make custom quilts, quilted gifts, and finish quilts on their Handi Quilter computerized longarm machines for customers, and are an authorized Handi Quilter retailer.
Cotton Candy Fabrics will celebrate their expansion on Saturday, March 21, in conjunction with Worldwide Quilting Day. Customers can expect free gifts, refreshments, and special deals, as well as demos and hands-on experiences, including:
The festivities will continue on Sunday, March 22, with a charity sewing event to benefit the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury. The shop is titling the event, “A Magical Sewing Experience,” as they plan to make disappearing nine patch quilts for clients of the Women’s Center, with hopes that these women in need feel safe and loved.
Owner Erin Byrne is a New Milford resident who learned to sew in high school and is passionate about bringing people in the community together through creativity. She noted, “Sewing has never been more important, given the impact that fast fashion and mass-produced home décor have on the environment. Making sustainable clothing and quilts is a great way to minimize waste and share love through something crafted with your own two hands. We couldn’t be happier to expand our presence in Brookfield—and welcome all to visit the store and learn to sew.”
The 1,500 square-foot expansion features a new “Try Before Your Buy” classroom with state-of-the-art Bernina sewing machines. The store is offering several upcoming classes, including:
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Source– PR Newswire