My name is Susan Henderson and I would like to welcome you to "Nancy's Trunk” dba Stitches Sewing and Service! Our original shop is located in Ripley, Oklahoma and is filled wall-to-wall with quality fabrics, patterns, kits, too many notions to count and some of the friendliest staff you will find. We are proud of what we do and the supplies we provide. Nancy's Trunk is an authorized Bernina sewing machine dealer and has a service department that services and repairs all brands.
Nancy Schlegel founded Nancy's Trunk and, although she recently retired, can still be found teaching the occasional class and running Nancy's Retreat. Below is Nancy's story and an explanation of how the "Trunk" became an icon of our quilt store.
My Grandmother, Mary Jennie Linn Lathrop, taught me to sew on her treadle sewing machine when I was 10 years old. She was always working on a quilt.
The Big Green Trunk became the symbol of our business because my husband bought this for me about 30 years ago. The story he was told when he purchased it was it came to Oklahoma in the Land Run. It was painted solid gray, inside and out. It took me weeks to get all the gray paint off but underneath the paint, the metal and wood were beautiful. Since it was an alligator grain metal covering I decided to paint it green and left the wood natural. It has been used for quilt storage all these years and now it has become the inspiration for the name of “Nancy's Trunk”.
My husband Steve and I purchased Nancy's Trunk in 2017 and have enjoyed getting to know our customers. We have found quilters to be the most gracious customers and have quickly formed friendships we know will last a lifetime! In October of 2018, we open a second store in Stillwater, Oklahoma and look forward to serving our Oklahoma friends in a way that is most convenient for your busy lives. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey and we look forward to many more years of adventures and experiences!
~ Susan and Steve Henderson