Some History

AJ's Quiltery was established 2/14/2005


We started out as a place for dropping off tops for longarm machine quilting.  We were located in the entrance room with two 6-foot tables side-by-side.  There were a few gifts, some muslin backing and a few packages of Quilters Dream battings.  We opened with my daughter at my side, bright and eager for the drove of customers which would surely stream through the door.  Our very first "customer" arrived and we took his picture for posterity.  He turned out to be a salesman wondering how he could enhance this new shop.  The next day my daughter had to return to work and I was left to fend for myself.  The first month, which was 2 weeks long, saw a tremendous revenue of $3.98 from the sale of two small wooden hearts. 


Soon people were asking where was the fabric, where was the fabric.  So...a small amount of fabric was ordered....


My son joined the mix with his You-Need-A Massage business.  He occupies the two rooms at the left front of the building.  Not only does he have an award winning business but he has been the main force in setting up the quilt shop.   When he has time he pitches in to help with all phases of the business.  He has been and continues to be a great asset to me.


The place has grown since the one room with just gifts and only longarm service.  Now we are bursting at the seams with a great selection of regular, wide and flannel fabrics.


Stop in and shop today!




AJ's Quiltery

4532 W. Houghton Lake Dr.

Houghton Lake, MI 48629


Mon -  Sat    10:30 am - 4:00 pm