Family owned business for 23 years! We LOVE making kits!
Established in 2000 with one mission: to bring a high-quality fabric store to Northern Alberta.
A Husqvarna Viking sewing machine retail dealer since 2003
and HandiQuilter Longarm machines since 2019 is representative of the quality products offered.
The store reflects both country roots and a modern edge.
You are sure to be greeted with a warm welcome and we encourage you to wander and enjoy our quilt gallery along our 14 foot ceilings that are changing regularly to capture the artistic spirit in everyone.
Our passion for excellence inspired us in the beginning and continues to drive us today. We pride ourselves on offering a superior shopping experience and in the long-term relationships we’ve built with our customers.
Come create something special with us!
Fay Sipe, Owner
There is not much Fay doesn't know about the quilting world.
She and her husband, Lyle, founded Around the Block 22 years ago!!
Although she likes to think of herself as retired, you can often find her here at least a day a week. She still loves to teach classes and most of the quilt samples you will find hanging in the store are likely made by her.
If she isn't teaching, sewing or at the longarm, you will likely find her working on a machine embroidery project.
Faye also hangs out a few days a week with us and she is a quilter through and through!
Pulling fabrics for kits makes her heart sing. If you are needing some help with choosing new fabric for your next project, Faye will get you going in the right direction!
Faye just joined the world of computerized quilting and is now dreaming of digital pantographs. Getting through all of our WIPs or UFOs is what we strive for, right?!
Meet Erin & The "Cotton Collective"
Erin Janzen, Owner
This is the face you will see the most when you visit us at
Around the Block.
Erin knows lotsa "quilty stuff" and is a quilting genius!
Paper Piecing addict with ninja level skills.
Quiltworx and LegitKit fanatic.
Bali fabric addict.
And she can walk through features of a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine in her sleep. Knowledge and experience come with being a fabric store owner for 20 years!
Follow her at our Instagram account or her personal page @quiltingqueen77. You can often see what she is up to if you follow #erinsnextquilt
Lindsay hangs out with us a few days a week playing with our tech and online presence "stuff".
She has quilted several of our quilts that hang in our gallery using our HandiQuilter Infinity 26 floor model.
Come see her on Tuesdays and Thursdays - you will find her either behind the longarm or a computer or dreaming up some new colour combo that "has" to go in a quilt. She's got a great eye for colour!
When she is not here, she keeps busy chasing cats (one of which was rescued right outside our front door!) and runs her own longarm business, Arrow Quilting.