About Us

Founded in 1994, Grandmas Attic is very proud to continue our mission to provide quality quilting and sewing products that can help you create the unique traditions and special connections to history and family that only the Fiber Arts can convey. Believing that many women of the past could only express themselves through the medium of fabric and thread, we are convinced that if we listen long enough, we learn how the textiles they created powerfully connects us to our families, our larger historical roots, and the causes of women around the world. More personal than a diary, more durable than paper, these are the voices of our grandmothers that tie us to them and pull us forward into the future.

 

Our Location

Our brick and mortar store is located in Dallas, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, a town of approximately 15,000 people. Dallas is proud of its deep connections to the 19th Century Pioneers of the American West. A community established on a firm bedrock of traditional values, Dallas is at the end of the old Applegate Trail, the southern counterpart to the Oregon Trail, yet another pioneering route for the first European Settlers in the 1840s. We are only a block away from the old Polk County Courthouse. Built in 1900, the courthouse is a scenic focal point of much of our towns history. If you are vacationing in Oregon, we are only a 45 minute drive from the beautiful Oregon Coast. By car, we are one hours drive south of Portland; one hours drive north of Eugene; and three hours drive west of Bend which means we are centrally located to many of the tourist attractions in Oregon. Our shop is also close to Oregon's state capital in Salem. Our store address is:167 SW Court Street, Dallas, Oregon 97338.

What Makes Us Unique

As one of the first quilt stores on the web, you can rest comfortably, assured that your order is being handled quickly, safely, and with the care that only an experienced online sales staff can give. Your order gets personalized attention from friendly people who really know their stuff. Have a question? Forget something on your order? Call us. We don't hide our phone number and we don't use a complicated phone system. Our staff is delighted to talk with you and can help you with information about the supplies you may need. Having a dedicated staff means that every order is processed efficiently with personal attention.

 
Our Staff

Grandma Rachel has spent nearly a lifetime working with and learning about the role of textiles in women's lives throughout history. Beginning with needlework lessons from her own Grandmother at the age of nine, she has also spent time around the quilting frame, with embroidery hoops, and at the sewing machine creating items for her family. With five grown children, she and her husband Steve live on a small farm not far from town. A self-taught quilt historian and an avid reader, Grandma Rachel is frequently asked to give lectures about quilts, quilt blocks, and the role of women and their connection to fabric. When not hard at work at Grandma's Attic, either on the sales floor or within the webstore, developing the selection and quality of products her customers seek, Grandma Rachel spends her time researching the history of women, quilts and fabrics as often as she can.

When Amber, our store manager, came on board 10 years ago, she vowed she would never make a quilt. Today, she has sewn over 37 different quilts and is convinced that quilting can help you relax and recharge. You'll often find her at the front counter with her little dog Charlie ready to help you create your own works of art, or at the mail order desk helping with mail order. She's also the friendly voice on the telephone. With three grown children and three grandchildren, Amber radiates confidence to help beginners pick a project they will enjoy.

Cheryl is our classroom coordinator. Her job is to teach you to how create sewing and quilting projects, as well as facilitate other teaching activities. At Open Sew on Monday and Wednesday, she is available to walk you through any quilt challenges you may have. When not at work, she enjoys gardening, cooking and kayaking with her husband David.