Located in Norwich, NY, sits a fabulous quilt shop owned by Diane Marvin which she opened in June 2005. I stopped by Sew Nice to visit and ask Diane a few questions. Diane’s career was in education. Her mother was a career woman that made her own stylish suits to wear to work. Diane had no interest in sewing until she made her first quilt around 2000 – it was love at first stitch!
Diane holding up her almost finished quilt top “Northern Neighbors”.
Diane is a Studio 180 Design certified Instructor as is Donna Hanley who also teaches there. Sew Nice is a “Certified Bernina Classroom Shop”. They carry fabric lines from Moda, P&B, Marcus, Benartex, Timeless treasures, Kona, the list goes on. I love that they have a whole isles devoted to polka dot fabric.
The quilters that gather at Sew Nice refer to it as their “Quilting Playhouse” and as a “Cheers” for quilters. Quilters lovingly refer to Diane as “The Pusher”, (quilt pusher that is). You go to see Diane at Sew Nice to get your quilt fix! Diane gently pushes you to always keep learning and try new quilting techniques.
Sew Nice offers a 24 seat classroom. And if that is not enough, they also offer general sewing machine repair and maintenance.
Sew Nice only sells Quilters Dream Batting (QDB). When I asked why Diane said:
- It’s made in the USA
- NO other batting can compare with QDB quality.
- There is no minimum order.
- And last but not least “QDB Customer Service”! Diane could not praise the QDB Customer Service enough. She feels QDB is one of the best companies she has dealt with.
- Diane’s favorite is Dream Wool!
If you live in the area and are looking for a quilt home you will be so welcomed at “Sew Nice” because they are so nice!
Sew Nice – 6142 State Hwy 12 – Norwich, NY 13815 – (607) 334-2477 – www.sewnicenorwich.com