Our Story/Nuestra Historia
On a short vacation to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1980, two friends started talking about what fun it would be to open a quilt shop. Even though both had full time jobs as speech pathologists, the thought of having something fun to do after work and on week-ends seemed very appealing on that day. One day soon after, these two friends ran across a small building close to home in San Antonio that would soon be up for rent for a mere $200.00 a month. Las Colchas (The Quilts) was born! After ordering 8 or 10 bolts of fabric, we were ready to open our doors to the quilters of San Antonio and surrounding areas! Now, 30 somethings years later, we are happy to report that our little shop has grown and prospered and has been a quilt haven for people from all over our amazing country and all over the world.
Our shop is now located just north of downtown San Antonio in a little 'Sears Roebuck Kit House' where one would least expect to find a charming little cottage full of wonderous things and the friendlest staff ever. Our daily desire is to make sure our customers will be happier and more excited about life than they were when they first stepped through our antique door. We still find fun things to do here, we are still friends and we all hope you will come by to visit with us or call for your next creative project. As we say in old SA, mi casa es tu casa.
Francine and Toni