Quilting Possibilities started in 1994 with Debbie vending at local quilt shows & teaching classes in her kitchen. Jim eventually tired of fabric in the basement & students in the kitchen so in 1995 he found a small store for rent. This all came about because Debbie couldn't find yellow fabric locally to put in her quilts! That lead to a whole new career for both Debbie & Jim. Quilting Possibilities was a brick and mortar store for 23 years and became online only in 2018, when Jim and Debbie "retired". Jim is still servicing machines and Debbie is dyeing wool which you'll find on this website and at quilt shows.
Barnegat Bay Dyeworks started in 2015 when Debbie got the itch to try wool applique and couldn't find wool locally. She dyed cotton before she opened the retail store and stopped when the store grew large enough so there was no time. Moving into dyeing wool was like finding an old friend. Barnegat Bay Dyeworks wools are available for wholesale and retail.
Debbie is an award winning quilter - Elna's Machine Quilting award for a quilted jacket she wishes she could stil fit into -, the designer of quilt patterns marketed under the "QP Design Studio" banner and the author of "Beginning Quilting By Machine" & "Advanced Beginning Quilting By Machine" . She has taught & lectured all over the tri-state area. Debbie started quilting in 1977 and enjoys hand stitching and experimenting with all kinds of threads and machine stitching with a special love of machine applique and thread painting.
Jim has 23 years of servicing and repairing sewing machines.
Jim and I have decided to retire and closed the brick and mortar store on July 29th. We will continue with the website with my hand dyed wools, wool kits, patterns and notions and you'll see a change in the website look later in the summer. We are sad and excited at the same time, it's a big step after 23 years of having a brick and mortar store!
Block of the Months will mailed starting in August. Sewing Sewcial finishing kits will ship in September.
We've come a long way from 25 years ago of 50 bolts in my basement and classes at my kitchen table and vending at shows to four different shop locations. We thank you for business and your friendships, we loved having the quilt shop and helping you expand your creativity! We will see you online and at shows! We'd love it if you would mention our name to your as a wool vendor at your next quild quilt show.