Deb Busch originally opened Creative Notions in 1996. This filled the void that had been left by the previous fabric shop that closed in 1991. Connie was working for Tom Busch (Deb’s husband) at the vet clinic, so knew Deb as a friend as well as a customer. Connie had been sewing since she was around eight years old. Her Mom sewed, so did her grandmother, her aunts, and there were also those years spent in 4-H. Three years after the shop had been opened, Connie purchased it from Deb in 1999.
Today, Creative Notions carries a large selection of 100% cotton fabrics in every color and print possible. Fabrics are found in groups of floral, fruits, animals, Americana and many other designs. There is also a large selection of quilting books, patterns, notions, embroidery patterns and floss, shirts and several sewn items already made for sale.
A couple of years ago, Connie expanded into the back portion of the shop to offer more classroom space, display of Elna sewing machines and space for seasonal fabric. There is a Christmas room with fabrics of many colors, prints, holly, poinsettias, ceramics and much, much more. Also on display are Christmas items made from various patterns for sale. A fleece room – again with solids, prints, and panels with many designs.
To inspire your creativity there are finished items displayed throughout the shop…from fun fleece socks to baby blankets and jacket/hat sets for new babies. There are also cozy jackets to table runners and wall hangings to full size quilts. These items are for sale as well.
Classes are a huge part of Creative Notions. Connie offers classes for beginners to specific classes. They also offer a lot of children’s classes. Three ladies that work with Connie assist with the classes fall through the spring season. Connie and crew are more than willing to help any one that wants to learn quilting or improve their skills. 4-H children are welcome to come in to work on there 4-H projects.
We also put quilts together for people who don’t know how to sew or just don’t have the time to sew but would like a quilt for that someone special.
Stop in to see what’s all in store for you and if you quilt or stitch, make plans to visit Creative Notions in West Point. I know you’ll have a pleasant visit and as it is with most quilters, you can never have enough fabric.