Our Mission: Nourish your heart, hand, and soul...
Our Original Patterns
Owner Jeannette Kitlan loved the beautiful fieldstone foundation of the dairy barn on her family property. The irregular stones were laid up horizontally and formed a beautiful yet simple pattern. Aha! “Pennsylvania Fieldstones” was the result. This simple patchwork pattern, easy enough for beginning quilt makers, was first created in 2005.
Today, nearly 5000 Pennsylvania Fieldstones patterns have been sold to quilt makers all over the USA. But that is not the most successful part. The idea of finding inspiration in things around me and particularly relative to my beloved home state of Pennsylvania was very appealing and led me to create a unique line of quilt patterns. All of my patterns have Pennsylvania in their title and contain a bit of history about Pennsylvania on the cover. I do not know of any other quilt shop that has a collection of quilt patterns for their state.
Every year new patterns are added to the Pennsylvania Series and customers look forward to collecting them. We now have 15 patterns published since the first “Fieldstones.” Titles include Pennsylvania Courthouse Square, Pennsylvania Turnpike, and many more.
Pennsylvania Barn Door Quilt...appeared in the Quilt Sampler
Airing of the Quilts
Tunkhannock's Airing of the Quilts began in the fall of 2002 when Jeannette Kitlan, owner of Endless Mountains Quiltworks, wanted to give something back to the town which welcomed her new quilt shop business just a year earlier. An outdoor quilt show was the perfect gift.
Following the model set by the famous Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, Jeannette asked businesses and home owners along historic Tioga Street permission to hang quilts in their store fronts and porches on the first Saturday in October. They agreed and hundreds of people poured into the picturesque town to see the colorful display, browse in the shops, and sample the restaurants.
Thousands from five states now visit Tunkhannock on the first Saturday in October, rain or shine. Every year "Airing" grows with added events and exhibits at various sites around town. Visitors can walk or ride a trolley around the one square mile area of town decorated with quilts. Aided by her faithful family, dedicated shop staff, and hundreds of area quilt makers who graciously share their quilts, Jeannette has been able to continue giving her gift back to her community.
For more information on Airing of the Quilts visit http://www.airingofthequilts.com