Our dedicated staff and friends are here to offer tips, suggestions, and comments about projects, techniques, color selections and short cuts. We keep our shelves stocked with the latest wonderful fabric collections and the newest in notions, gadgets, books and patterns. If we don’t have it, we can get it. We order weekly and are always happy to “special order” anything you may need. We hope that through our shared knowledge, of the art of quilting, you will be inspired to create that special quilt for yourself or the people in your life.
Who We Are
"The Quilt Shop Ladies"
Located in Merrill, Oregon, (20 miles SE of Klamath Falls, OR and on the road to Reno, NV) Tater Patch Quilts is truly a quilter’s oasis. Staying true to the local area’s agricultural roots, the store makes its home in a lovely agricultural community. Co-owners Diane McKoen & Robin King decided at church over coffee that they would open a quilt shop.
The store opened its doors in September of 1996, in its original location in downtown Merrill with only 500 bolts of fabric. In September of 2001, the shop had grown out of its space. They relocated down the street, a little out of town in an old farmhouse and now in their current location at 109 E. Front Street in downtown Merrill where they currently have over 4000 bolts of various fabrics.
Tater Patch Quilts pride themselves in having SOMETHING for EVERYONE! Ranging from children’s prints, flannels, Contemporary prints such as Amy Butler & Kaffe Fasset, to batiks and Western themes. We are MODA-HOLICS featuring one of the largest selections in Oregon! The friendly staff will be more happy to help you with whatever you may need. Looking for a kit? You have found the place. Pick from our ample pre-made selections or let us customize one just for you!
When you visit make sure you sign up for the newsletter to keep you posted on all the exciting things going on at Tater Patch. They offer classes of varying levels and techniques to suit anyone’s interests. Tater Patch offers a great learning environment for beginning quilters to feel at ease instead of overwhelmed. Their new classroom has all the space you need. It also offers experienced quilters with a place to share their projects and perfect their technique. If you are looking to get away, have some fun, and sew, they offer 2 quilting retreats a year. These retreats are a great way to have an exciting weekend and get something accomplished! Something unique that they offer is Quilt Treats (mini retreats for just your group.) The group just reserves the classroom and the Tater Patch Staff will teach a class or just utilize the great space to finish some of your UFO’s. Need lodging? We can assist with that also.
Tater Patch quilts believes that it very important to be a part of their community. They know that cancer affects so many people on one-way or another. Each year Tater Patch Quilts sponsors a Breast Cancer Challenge. Each person who participates makes a wall hanging and a 12 in quilt block. The blocks are made into a quilt, which is then raffled off to raise money for cancer research. The wall hangings are part of a traveling trunk show to promote breast health and cancer awareness. They also hang in the local cancer treatment center.
September 11th has touched everyone in one-way or another. After the tragedy struck the women at Tater Patch were quick to respond with Operation Quilts for Troops. Colors of red, white, and blue were piece together building quilts that fit onto the troop’s cots. This way they could carry a piece of home with them. Over 5600 of these quilts stitched with love have been given to troops fighting overseas.
Tater Patch Quilts has something of offer every one of different ages and backgrounds. Every level of quilting experience is welcome. The classes and retreats offered are a wonderful way to learn new techniques and meet new friends. If you’ve never experienced country quilting at Tater Patch Quilts, make sure you come soon! It will be worth your while. Oh, yes, and the coffee is always on!
Did you know we are MODA Maniacs??
(and proud of it!!)
We carry all their most recent fabrics from the latest designers, United Notions exclusive line of notions AND all of their wonderful cut goods including, Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, Jelly Cakes, Charming Jelly Cakes, Sweet Rolls, and Turn Over’s! Stop by – we would love to explain what they are and show you some of the great new projects featuring these items.
Bargain Basement – Great Fabrics at a Fabulous Price!!
Wow- Since we’ve been in our new location our bargain basement just keeps getting better. Check out all the wonderful “Bargains” of fabric, books, notions, & patterns. Over 1000 bolts of fabric are 40% off. The perfect spot to get a quilt backing. We are constantly adding new fabrics to the selection so be sure you check out our bargains every time you come in!