The City Quilter, on West 25th Street since 1997, will be closing in October.
photo via Diary of a Quilter
Reader Peter Lappin, of Male Pattern Boldness, passed along the news with the email the shop sent to their customer mailing list. Co-owner Cathy Izzo writes:
"After almost 20 years and more than 20,000 students passing through our classrooms, we’re sad to announce the closing of The City Quilter in October. We have enjoyed getting to know many wonderful people and have had an exhilarating time building up our business from scratch. But Dale and I feel it is time for a change."
In addition to selling fabric and other sewing necessities, as well as offering many classes, The City Quilter maintained the ArtQuilt Gallery next door. That has already closed: "the expense of running the gallery could not be justified."
City Quilter will continue to sell their fabrics online, expanding their City Collection. And before they close, they will be selling off their classroom quilting machines.