In 2007, Janet Mease flew home from Okinawa, Japan to Bloomington, Indiana to visit her mother. While she was there, Janet and her mother went fabric shopping for a quilt that her mother was making. After leaving the store, Janet remarked to her mother, “Maybe I should move back to Bloomington and open a quilt shop.” Well, as you can imagine, that was music to her mother’s ears. Within forty-eight hours of making that innocent comment to her mother, Janet was well on her way to becoming the owner of Shiisa Quilts! After a lot of hard work and planning, Shiisa Quilts opened its doors in January of 2008.
Shiisa Quilts has a lot to offer both the master quilter, as well as the novice. They are a full-service Bernina Sewing Machine dealer, and carry the entire line of machines. Not only do they have such a wonderful selection of machines, they also carry the newest Bernina embroidery software and accessories. You will also find an extensive line of Horn of America furniture, as well as a large selection of books, patterns, notions and over 1000 bolts of high quality fabric. At Shiisa Quilts, if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the store they will order it for you!
“Our goal is to exceed your expectations in customer service and product knowledge.”
If you are looking for a great quilting class, Shiisa has them in abundance. It doesn’t matter what your level of experience is, they have classes ranging from “how do you turn this thing on?” to advanced classes for experienced quilters and embroiderers. Check out their events calendar. It is overflowing with different events and classes! There is something for everyone.
Shiisa Quilts uses Email Contact to let their customers know about what’s new in the store, class schedules and sales. “I love being able to allow our customers to choose what they want to hear about. The emails are attractive, easy to format… and I also love the fact that people can share the emails with their friends.”
To learn more about this fascinating business, visit Shiisa Quilt's website, or go to their store.
2536 W. Industrial Park Drive