Welcome to our site!
A Quilting Stitchuation, LLC, began on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska in 2015. We were located in a small 12x32 quilt cabin my husband and I designed.
Our first project was a hot rod t-shirt quilt and we were hooked. Shortly thereafter a Long Arm was purchased and we began quilting, teaching and selling fabric, notions and gifts on a very small scale.
The dream of owning a brick and mortar business quickly became a reality after we purchased a home in Alto, NM and found a building to lease in beautiful Ruidoso, NM. After a month and a half of renovations (painting, carpeting, etc.) we had our soft-opening on December 17th and our Grand Opening was January 19, 2017. We had a record number of attendees, ribbon cutting, Accuquilt and class demo's, live radio broadcast and giveaways.
A Quilting Stitchuation has grown and evolved over the last several years and at the end of 2020 we purchased our own property in Alto, NM. The goal is to have the quilt shop, retreat center and retreat house all in the same location! In May 2021, we opened our new retreat house to the first group of quilting retreaters! To-date we have had over 50 groups become Pine Peeps! The quilt shop was moved from the Sudderth Drive location to be on the same property as the retreat center at the end of November 2021. More great news is we are finalizing work on the brand new building that will become New Mexico's first and only quilt retreat center, Stitch-n-Pines Retreat Center, LLC., designed specifically for quilters. Currently we may hold up to nine guests and after the new building is complete, up to 20!! We are looking at mid September 2022 to be up and running for the new building!
What is "A Quilting Stitchuation, LLC and Stitch-n-Pines, LLC?" They are a destination quilt shop and retreat center for creativity, fun and knowledge to be shared with others who appreciate the love, time and warmth that goes into every stitch. Life is too short to not love what you do and do what you love. We fell in love with fabric, quilting and the great people we met and continue to meet along the way.
This business offers Janome machines, fabric, notions, patterns, kits, books, gifts and long arm quilting services, as well as classes and retreats, but most of all it's a gathering place for friends to spend time together. We also provide knife and scissor sharpening and cleaning/servicing/repairing of most sewing machines!
Thank you for visiting and we look forward to serving you in the store or as a guest at our new retreat center!
Jackie & Eugene Hunter, Owners
A Quilting Stitchuation & Stitch-n-Pines Retreat Center