GENEVA — Creative sewing and quilting, 11 N 1st. St., Geneva is celebrating its 25th anniversary in May 2022. The celebration will begin on May 3 with a ribbon cutting and 25% off storewide.
This local family business was originally based in Sandwich and has had several locations over the years including Sycamore, Warrenville and St. Charles. They now have a location in Geneva, open since 2008, which expanded a few years ago to include a huge selection of fabrics.
Lisa Flyte and her late husband Joe bought the business on May 2, 1997 and worked side by side for many years. After his passing in 2015, the second generation of Flytes (Grant, Eric and Sarah) joined the family business.
Creative Sewing & Quilting sells a wide range of sewing machines, including embroidery machines, quilting machines and sergers. They offer Baby Lock machines as well as Koala and Tailormade sewing furniture. You’ll find a wide variety of fabrics, kits, patterns and other sewing supplies, as well as instructions and expert advice. Their machine technicians service all makes and models of machines, and their offering of courses and events helps customers learn new skills and master their machines.
Owner Lisa Flyte’s lifelong love of sewing is more than just a hobby – it’s the foundation of her multi-generational family business. When you walk through the doors, you’ll likely see Lisa happily chatting with customers while helping them choose the perfect sewing machine or fabric for their project.
“I had the privilege of working at a company that is happy,” Lisa said. “It’s a hobby, so people who come here are happy doing what they love. I’ve loved connecting with the amazing men and women who come through this door, many of whom become great friends. .”
Lisa’s connection to the business actually started in high school, when she worked for the original owners, helping out in the sales room and even teaching sewing lessons.
If you visit her today during one of her classes, you’ll hear the hum of machines mixed with laughter and conversation as seamstress friends catch up and learn new creative techniques. Everyone is welcome and everyone has the ability to create something beautiful.
Creative Sewing & Quilting is proud to celebrate 25 years of supporting the love of sewing in their community, and they are grateful to their loyal customers and friends for being part of their creative journey. The store will offer sales, demonstrations and events throughout the month.
You can find more information about Creative Sewing & Quilting and their 25th anniversary celebration at creativesewing.biz and on Facebook (@creativesewingandquiltingil) and Instagram (@creativesewingquilting).