Quilter’s N Friends

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Name of person Featured: Louann Gram

Name of Business: Quilter’s N Friends

Address: 17293 Pinopolis Road, Capron

Phone number: (434) 658-4564

Operating Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

E-mail address: quilters287@aol.com

Nature of Business: quilt shop

Principle owners: Louann, Dean and Robyn Gram

Year Founded: May 2007

Number of employees: 3

How’s business: Growing in small steps

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We are a full-service quilt shop carrying name-brand fabric, notions, patterns, books, with long arm services available. We’re forming classes and sewing clubs for all ages.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Quilter’s N Friends offer a peaceful country setting for learning to quilt or sew.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Research it and work in the field for six months or longer. Put a plan of action in place then take lots of little steps to build your dream so that you may share it with your family, friends and the community.

Your first job: Hairdresser

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Luman and Louisa Farnsworth

The key to a successful business is: Always work with the customers, be truthful with them and give them a good product and service.