When you walk into Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery, and Crafts, you find a lot more than thread, fabric, and sewing machines. You find family, community and sometimes Dallas, the well-behaved shop dog. Beyond the family and the dog, you also find well-trained, knowledgeable staff who will sit down and teach you how to use your new machine or use features of your existing machine that you never knew about. The employees love to introduce customers to new hobbies or help them to pick up a new hobby such as quilting, garment sewing, embroidery, cross-stitch, and more.Owner/operator Shannon Burns, her niece Joey Went, and Levana Spencer are just a few people who can assist you at the locally-owned and operated Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery & Crafts in downtown Georgetown, Kentucky. Many classes are also offered weekly. “All classes are taught by high-quality teachers; we have samples for every class we teach,” said Shannon Burns. “We will sit down with you and teach you. We will support you and assist you in every way we can." In addition to local teachers, the store brings in national educators throughout the year to inject new ideas and techniques into the local community, drawing quilters from an hour or more away for the events.Not only does Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery & Crafts offer sewing and quilting classes and supplies, they also offer embroidery machines, supplies, and classes. Whether a customer wants a home machine or to start a business, Birdsong has a machine and software to meet their needs. "It can be daunting to get started in embroidery," said Joey Went, "but we can walk you through everything from installing the software and using it to what interfacing and hoops to use and how to get the tension right."
If quilting is not your hobby of choice, Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery, & Crafts has several other options. The store has a selection of hand embroidery and cross-stitch patterns and threads, fabric paints, and the popular Scan and Cut cutting machine. "I use my cutting machine at least once a week," said Joey Went. "It's a great alternative to embroidery for personalizing apparel, plus I use it for applique and to create decals."Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery, & Crafts strives to provide a good customer experience within a community of crafters. “We have a strong community with a quest to learn their craft,” said Shannon. “We have a Sit and Sew every Tuesday where quilters and embroiderers get together and have a sewing experience together. We want to create a community,” Shannon said. “We want to be a welcoming atmosphere for everyone because sewing can be an emotional thing to do,” Shannon said. “You don’t just sew, there is emotion behind it whether it be a memorial quilt, an art quilt, or a beautiful pieced gift for others.”In 2017, Birdsong moved into a new, downtown location with more space for fabric, notions, and classes. “We want to grow our community, answer your questions and teach you any quilting or embroidery technique you would like to learn,” said Shannon. Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery, & Crafts is just a short drive from anywhere in Central Kentucky, making it a great stop on your next “Shop Hop." Come on over and experience a great quilting and embroidery community!