SPOOL is Coming!

by maddie6 on June 25, 2013




Well the cat is out of the bag that is for sure. And the rumors are true! The BadAss Quilters Society is opening its own brick and mortar store in Chattanooga TN  as well as an online companion for the pleasure of all BAQS members and more!

With a target opening date of September of this year things are moving very fast and very slow all at the same time.   I akin it to the shock and awe of seeing those two blue lines on a pregnancy test. The wild excitement mixed with ” oh shit what I have I done!”

I will be posting updates on the BAQS page as well as on a dedicated Facebook page for the store ( You can follow that here!)

BAQS will continue to be a clearinghouse and featured platform for all that is cool, fresh and original in the quilting world including  promotion of  other stores, quilters, fabric designers.

I truly believe that we are all better with each other and that will never change.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jane M June 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm

So excited for you, Maddie. So wish I lived closer. I would be one of your best addictions. lol


2 Margie Kraft June 25, 2013 at 6:44 pm

All I can say is Wow! Congratulations! You Go Girl! and keep your Pieces together through all of this transition!


3 Judy June 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Way to go, Maddie! Best of luck with our new venture!


4 Judy June 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I mean YOUR venture! So excited for you, I submitted without proof reading!! :-)


5 Nichole Rivera June 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm

WOOT WOOT! You go, Maddie! Cannot wait to visit your shop!


6 Ida Houston June 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Congratulations, Maddie! Good things will follow…


7 Debbie Berkebile June 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm

WOW girl…congrats…when you do it up…you do it big! So a new shop and new baby…girl you will need your energy…What an exciting adventure!


8 KT KT the quilting lady June 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm

So excited to see this. Love your wonderful posts and am
Looking forward to all you have to share.


9 MandyMandalei June 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Totally a reason to relocate to Chattanooga!


10 Theresa June 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Hooray!!!!!!! This is such great news and I can’t wait to make a field trip from Atlanta.


11 Kim Rose June 25, 2013 at 8:34 pm

That is totally awesome! Congrats on your success and out growing your space at home in which you have to move into public space to accommodate all the Bad Ass Quilters that love you! Thanks for the incredible inspiration you have been. You deserve this! Wooooohoooo!


12 quiltzyx/sue June 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Congrats Maddie!


13 Danielle June 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

OMG! That’s awesome, Maddie:-)

And next a retreat center to hold all the people that will fly in to attend workshops taught by bad ass quilters?


14 Sharon Griffith June 26, 2013 at 1:59 am

Yeah for you Maddie and for us….if I can help I am a stones throw away…..


15 margaret gunn June 26, 2013 at 7:32 am

following one’s dream is never a bad thing :-) Here’s to your leap off the cliff into business, working life, etc! (Please tell me you aren’t homeschooling also!!)


16 Judy Tucker June 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

So glad to hear the good news and very happy for you. The people in TN are lucky to have you and future store!


17 Linda Ames June 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm



18 Sarah June 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I am so excited for you… and for me! We pass through Chattanooga when we visit family. Looks like we will have to add in some extra “travel” time.


19 Marti July 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Welcome to Chattanooga. We look forward to your shop opening. I’m sure you will love it here in the lower part of East Tennessee.


20 Jude Edling July 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

What a great name! I love your logo, too. Best of luck with your brick & mortar. I wish I lived closer so I could work for you.


21 Charlene September 1, 2013 at 9:14 am

I heard it (your advertisement) on NPR! Sunday morning. Excited to check out the store.


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