Wednesday, June 29

Serving the Quilting Community Since 1978

Quilted Apple StoreWelcome to The Quilted Apple, Arizona’s oldest Quilting and Rug Hooking Store. It has served Arizona’s quilting needs since 1978 when it was founded by Laurene Sinema. Laurene was nationally recognized for her appliqué and Red Work, her books and patterns are still available.

Jude Vegso purchased The Quilted Apple from Laurene’s family in 2004, remodeled the store and expanded the fabric selection, quilting and sewing machines, books, patterns, notions, supplies, classes, seminars, and clubs. It also carries the largest selection of rug hooking wool and supplies in the southwest.

We are a full service quilting and rug hooking store that strives to provide each customer with the service, support and supplies they need to create a perfect expression of their talent. We carry an ever expanding variety of fabrics, patterns, books, magazines, notions, frames and supplies for quilting, rug hooking and other related crafts. We are also one of the only quilt stores in Arizona to offer custom quilting and repairs of new and older quilts.


Spring has been fantastic! But, I’m sure that summer is fast approaching and with it that warm weather! Why don’t you plan on coming in and enjoying a few of the many exciting and new classes we are offering . . . Tonee White will be teaching three new quilts and all are scheduled on Saturdays so that all of you working girls can join the fun!

Alice’s Garden, Harvest Bouquet and Santa Came from Kansas – Come on in and feast your eyes these wonderful quilts and many of our new samples! Several of Arlene’s appliqué groups are starting new projects. On the first Wednesday of the month, The Civil War Brides Quilt is the focus.

The Appliqué Club that meets on the third Wednesday of the Month will be starting a new quilt “Botanika” in July. The First Saturday morning group, Appliqué Lovers, will also be starting a Sunbonnet Sue Quilt in July. If you are looking for a new appliqué project, perhaps one of these quilts will be perfect for you! We’d like to welcome Cindy Hofmockel as a teacher and she will be teaching a new Table Topper – Twisting Star. She tells me this little project is addictive and it’s a great gift idea too! Donna, Debbi, Patty, Susie and I have all been busy making new samples so there are plenty of new quilts, appliqué projects, wool penny rugs and more! You’ll have to stop in and check out the fruits of our labor! Hope to see you soon!


We offer a broad selection of quilting and rug hooking classes and seminars for beginners and experts. Classes are offered at various times throughout the day and week for your convenience in our large classrooms.


We host numerous clubs including Thimbleberries, Girl Gang and Appliqué Lovers to name a few. Our large classroom is also available for quilting and rug hooking groups free of charge.