Threads and Patches - the story
Threads and Patches was started by Sally White in February 2001. Having spent years dabbling with various needlecrafts Sally was finally hooked on patchwork and quilting and decided to spread the word!
Initially running a fairly unsucccessful market stall while on the hunt for shop premises, during the cold and damp hours on the stall, she had time to hone her vision of what Threads and Patches should be.
When premises were finally found at 48 Aylesbury Street in Fenny Stratford. This shop was lovely but too small and we soon expanded at first using the church hall for classes, then a slightly grotty garage and finally one of the large offices above.
In May 2009 Sally purchased a local failing Pub (previously called The Entertainer and proceeded to turn it into the 'vision'. A large shop, with two classrooms and two further rooms upstairs - including a Long Arm Quilting Service there was also room for the Tea Room / Sale Room , and area for Sewing Machine Sales and to browse a large range of Craft Books, plus it has loads of parking - ideal.
Following Sally's decision to retire the shop will close for good on Saturday 30th June at 5pm