About Us

Quilting Bee Northwest Quilt Shop

The Quilting Bee exists for the purpose of sharing in the joy of creating.  Whether it is an heirloom quilt to be entered in a Quilt Show or a cute purse for a young niece, we want to help you find just the right fabric and create with just the right tools so that your joy may be complete.    

Our store features the largest sewing, embroidery and quilting machine selection, quilting fabric selection (6500+bolts) and machine repair and service department in the region. It also has the largest 1,500sf creative center where various classes and special events are held (over 100 per month). Other unique features are a kids play area and a spouse lounge, dubbed The Bunkhouse.  And remember, the coffee/espresso is always on us!

Treasure's Rule:

Sewing, Embroidering and Quilting is supposed to be fun.  So if you get frustrated in any way for more than 15 minutes, give us a call or stop in for help.

Treasure and Scot Auble

Owners
quilting bee locally owned quilt shop spokane

Our Values

Excellence in Customer Experience:

Customer service is the standard by which many measure themselves.  We strive to go well beyond to provide a great customer experience. It starts with a unique and inviting building, continues with warm, knowledgeable and friendly staff who want to get to know you, and finishes with you wanting to spend more time creating with your friends at The Bee.

Embracing your Creativity:

Sewing creations are personal.  They are a reflection of who you are. We are here to support you in trying new things and new techniques as a way of embracing and expanding your creativity.

The Quality You Deserve:

Because you deserve the best we carry only top grade fabrics, sewing notions and machines.  We provide highly experienced teachers, staff and technicians so that your experience is all about enjoying creating.

The Value You Expect:

While you deserve the best, you also deserve the best in value.  You will find many of our products priced well below MSRP, just as we would like to find when we are shopping.

History

Quilting Bee Spokane Valley

Mary Moltke established The Quilting Bee in 1978 as a small quilt shop in the Spokane Valley.  The second owner, Jackie Wolff, purchased the business in 1984, added the Bernina line of sewing machines and in 1995 moved the business to a new larger building she and her husband constructed in the Spokane Valley.

The Aubles purchased the business in 2011, adding the Janome, baby lock, Pfaff, bernette and Brother lines of sewing machines. Treasure learned how to sew through 4-H and took her first quilting class from the prior owner, Jackie.  Little did she know she would one day own the store. 

Treasure and Scot moved the business to its current location in an even larger quilt barn themed building in the Spokane Valley in 2017. In 2021, The Quilting Bee started to offer quilt kits online and began creating videos about sewing machines. In 2022, The Quilting Bee Hive, a Facebook group for members of the community to share projects and talk about all things sewing was created.

In 2022, The Quilting Bee was chosen as a Top 10 shop in Better Homes & Gardens’ Quilt Sampler Magazine. Local news station Krem-2 did a story about it!

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of Fabric do you carry? Do you have Batting?

We carry thousands of bolts in a great number of different styles, designs, and materials. We also carry a bunch of batting and other quilt necessities. For a better look at just some of the collections we carry, view our Fabric Collections Page Here.

Do you sell Fabric online?

We do not sell Fabric online. Since we have so much inventory, we decided it was best to prioritize keeping inventory available on the floor for our walk-in customers. It is always more fun to be able to see Fabric for yourself! We do sell a selection (but not all) of our Kits online though! Click Here to check them out!

What Brands of Sewing Machines do you Repair & Service?

We service and repair all brands of sewing machines except for industrial machines! It should be noted that if your machine is not a brand we are dealers for or is discontinued we may have issues ordering parts. We are good at looking for obscure parts though!

Do you offer curbside pickup?

Yes we do! Just give us a call and we can bring whatever you are shopping for out for you!

How do I sign up for a class?

To sign up for a class, you can either come into the store and ask to sign up for a class or you can simply call us at 509-928-6037. Some of our classes are very popular, so you may be put on a waitlist for it.

Do I need to bring materials for my class?

Most of our classes require you to bring materials, and you can check out the supply list for your class by going to our Class Supply List page or by Clicking Here.

Do you offer Delivery or Pickup for Machines, Longarms and Tables?

Yes we do! If you buy a machine, longarm or table that is too big/heavy for you to transport, we can arrange personally deliver it to you! We also offer setup for many of our more advanced machines. Likewise, if you need service or repairs done on your machine, we offer pickup!

Our Delivery and Pickup has a minimum $25 fee based on distance.

Do you have gift cards?

Yes we do! You can either come by the store or call to get a physical one, or Click Here to buy an E-Gift Card who you can send to anyone!

Do you have any Block of the Month Quilt Programs?

Yes! We always have several BOM’s going on! To view which ones are currently offered, check our Block of the Month page Here!

Can I drop off my machine for service without an appointment?

Yes you can! However, since we are the most accredited sewing machine repair service in the area, we usually have a backlog which can be days or weeks long. If you would rather have your machine with you until it is your turn to get it serviced, we can add you to our Virtual Queue, so we can call you to bring your machine in when it is your turn! To add your machine to the Queue, call us at 509-928-6037. More info can be found on our Machine Service Page.

If you live a long distance from the store (Over 1 Hour), we may be able to accommodate shorter turnaround times on a case-by-case basis.

Can I bring my personal machine to my class?

Yes you can! There are some events which exclusively use our own machines, but you will be notified as such if that is the case. If you don’t want to bring yours in, we do have classroom machines that you can reserve ahead of time for your class. Just give us a call!

Do you offer Longarm Quilting or Embroidery Services?

We do not offer custom Longarm Quilting or Embroidery Services, but we do have several local businesses and quilters that we recommend! We serve as a project drop-off point for them, so we can provide a list of sewers to you by request!