Dogpatch Quilting celebrates grand opening

NEWTON, NC – Save yourself some time, gas and money on your next search for fabric and quilting supplies. Dogpatch Quilting, 1904 N. Rankin Ave., offers fabric, quilting supplies, lessons and specialized work in longarm quilting. The new business celebrated its grand opening Monday, July 28, 2014 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

City of Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman stated, “I want to welcome you to Newton, and I want to wish you the best of luck. You’re a niche that will really do well. I know there are a lot of quilters in our community.”

Dogpatch Quilting is a family affair supported by friends and fellow quilters. It is co-owned by Linda Nichols and Sam Morrison. Wanda Morrison, Sam’s wife, volunteers her time at the store, and Alan Nichols runs the store’s website. Linda and Wanda connected through their interest in quilting, and last year, they purchased a longarm quilting machine.

That’s when things got serious. When the commercial space next to Sam’s business, Spring Road Scooter Shop #2, opened up, Linda saw the opportunity to open a store to showcase their quilting services. Whether you’re new to quilting or an old hand at it, Dogpatch Quilting seeks to offer the Newton community fabric, lessons and unique quilts.

Dogpatch Quilting is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The store offers special hours by appointment. For more information, visit

Dogpatch Quilting

For the photo: From left, Newton Festival and Events Committee Member Mike Sherrill, Sabina Hardy of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, Henry Helton, Alan Nichols, Terri Ferraguto of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, Sue Rogers, Tammy Britt, Karen Duncan, Nancy Lethcoe, Wanda Morrison, Jan Hutchinson, Mayor Anne P. Stedman, Sam Morrison, Linda Nichols, Gere Helton, Downtown Newton Development Association Member Dean Shepherd and Newton City Council Member John Stiver.