Welcome to The Mountain Thread Company, which opened in downtown Blowing Rock in 2015. The shop specializes in textile crafts and functions as an open studio and workshop where shoppers can watch art being made.
At The Mountain Thread Company, you’ll find handmade quilts, rope baskets, and decor, as well as locally sourced fabrics, supplies, and notions for your own crafting. The owner, Katherine, is a fourth-generation quilter who loves experimenting with improvisational techniques in her work. Her favorite quilt pattern is called a Wonky Log Cabin, a contemporary spin on a very traditional quilt pattern, the Log Cabin Quilt.
Katherine says there is a vibrant maker community in the High Country – inspiration is all around, and people love living here so they search for creative ways to make that possible. She wants to help inspire more people to create! The shop also hosts regular workshops for kids and adults who want to learn about making something special with their own hands. The Made in the Mountains Quilt Event (presented in collaboration with other quilters) offers a series of classes and presents a variety of quilt work to the public.