Prickly Pear Quilts
46 S. Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
406.442.PEAR (7327)
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Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Prickly Pear Quilts

Prickly Pear Quilts (PPQ) is a full service quilt boutique owned by Connie Roope. PPQ is located in downtown Helena, Montana, in a historical "Cobbled Stone" building, with exposed rock walls and hardwood floors that complement our vintage character.

PPQ offers a variety of quilting classes and events to inspire the quilting enthusiast in everyone. We specialize in reproduction, modern and vintage chic fabrics, with collections from Moda, Henry Glass, Riley Blake, Andover, EE Schenck, and Buggy Barn.

In addition to fabric, we carry notions, hand-dyed wool, books, and patterns. Prickly Pear Quilts is a certified Pfaff dealer and repair service center, as well as an Arrow Sewing Cabinet dealer.
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016
9am - 5pm

Janet Nesbitt of One Sister previous owner of the Buggy Barn will present a one day workshop and trunk show at PPQ. Seats are limited Call and sign up today!

If you never had the opportunity to visit the Buggy Barn in Reardon, WA, when it was open, this is your chance to meet Janet and learn her whimsical designs through her popular crazy piecing technique (Stacking fabric, cutting on the lines, shuffling, and stitching it all together). This trademark piecing method is easy and forgiving,  ensuring quilting success for stitchers of all levels. Janet will  also treat us to a trunk show consisting of some of her favorite quilts published in her books. Stop by the store and see some of Janet's newest quilts. Participants will choose a single pattern or a pattern from a Buggy Barn or One Sister book. $100+ pattern & fabric
Featured Events: Tall Poppy Studios Launch Party & Spotlight on Hoffman Batiks
Tall Poppy Studios Launch Party - The Faith Collection
Thursday, September 8, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Prickly Pear Quilts will host a Launch Party to premiere the new art quilts, fiber mobiles and patterns of designer Lori Carey of Tall Poppy Studios. Join us at the party, where we will enjoy refreshments and be the first to see her new series, “The Faith Collection,” which is inspired by scriptures and hymns. These designs exhibit a fun and whimsical style, as well as a meaningful message.

Lori will give an artist’s talk at 6 p.m., sharing her story, her inspiration and her techniques.Carey is known for her bright colors and raw-edge appliqué technique. Her work will be on display to view during store hours through Saturday, September 17.

“Not all quilters want to make a traditional bed quilt. Not all art lovers want just paintings and photograph on their walls,” Carey says. “I hope my work inspires beginner quilters, and seasoned quilters to be frivolous and generous with their imaginations. Quilts don’t have to be practical; being fun or beautiful is enough!”

Carey will give a class at Prickly Pear Quilts on Sunday, September 18, from noon to 4 p.m. Beginners are welcome.

Spotlight On Hoffman Batiks
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10am - 1pm

Join Carolyn Williams, Hoffman Batik Representative and Bobcat/Griz fabric designer, for this fun and informative 3-hour presentation on the history of Hoffman and how Batiks came about in the USA. Videos on how the Batiks are made will be shown as well as a demonstration on how to create the Crystal Blue Quilt.

Participants will receive one free fat quarter of Hoffman's new Me+You brand and one grand prize will be awarded - the Crystal Blue Quilt, a $220 value for a 90" x 90" quilt. Additional prizes will be awarded and in store Hoffman Batiks
will be 15% off regular price. Light refreshments will be provided.

As a quilt store owner, I have the opportunity to work with a variety of Batiks. Through this experience, I have found the quality and design of Hoffman Batiks far superior than many others. I'm also proud to be associated with a company that is highly committed to it's customers, dying partners and the environment.

Seats are limited so call and reserve your spot today!

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