Welcome to our store! I'm Connie Hart and this is my daughter Annarose White. We have always loved fabric and quilting. It's a dream to have our own store. Lots of labor and love went into restoring our historic downtown building, in the middle of Wellington, KS. built in 1910. The building was originally Gambrill's Department store. In 1934, it became a JC Penny's store for the majority of its life.
We came up with the name Beehive Quilt Store because not only do we love bees and pollinators, but the building has been home to two previous hives. Annarose loves English Paper Piecing, and has made thousands of hexagons. A fun fact one of the original businesses to open up a shop in Wellington, KS was the Beehive Grocery Store. Bees make the world go round and without them we wouldn't have flowers and trees that inspire so many of our quilts and fabrics we display.
At our store we are a full service quilt shop - plus a fantastic toy store for people of all ages - featuring LEGO, Melissa & Doug, Fat Brain Toys, puzzles, trains, tractors, stuffed animals, baby gifts, Blankie Tails, and more. We offer fun building classes. We also host birthday parties for children five and up.
We are a busy beehive of activity and look forward to seeing you in our store!