Thursday, April 16, 2009

Check us out in Quilt Magazine!

We are excited to share the article in the June/July 2009 Quilt Magazine that features our Rexburg store!
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Here's what the article says:

"Almost as soon as there was a Rexburg, Idaho (c. 1890) there was a Porter's. Chuck Porter's grandfather bought the newspaper in 1907 and opened three businesses in the big brick building downtown. Rexburg was a wild frontier town, a place of sawmills and rustlers. The railroad came in, and farmers began to grow grain.

When fabric manager Pat Wodskow arrived at Porter's in 1987, cloth was already in stock. Now she presides over 2,500 bolts of high-quality quilting fabric, sells patterns and notions, and teaches aspiring quilters. "There's very little we don't have," Pat says. "We stock gorgeous fabrics. I tell people: it takes the same 100 hours to make a quilt out of really good fabric than out of poor, and do you want your quilt to last, or not?"

Since Rexburg is in a traingle between Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, vacationers drop by. It's pure fun to wander from one connected storefront to the next, with history under your feet."

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