Final Week

Everything must go.
Fabrics, books, many quilt samples and antique quilts
Lowest prices, all offers considered on furniture/display items.

Retailers and dealers welcome.

Quilts for Amy can be dropped off through the end of the week. She is maintaining her longarm business and can arrange to get your quilt from you and back to you.

Guildcrafters News

After 37 years in business, Guildcrafters Quilt Shop, Inc., is announcing the transition from a brick and mortar retail store to an online shop.

My extremely talented girls who put just as much time and effort into the shop experience here along with me will be taking a well deserved breather from long days of shop activities to implementing wayward ideas we’ve had no time to produce.

We believe our original kitting ideas and quilting services will be even better and will be available online or at local quilt shows in the future.  Many of our future projects have been planned and kits are cut.  We will have the time, be able to do more of what we enjoy, and continue to do the very best for our loyal customers.

We will continue to have a website full of projects from which to choose.

Kits and other items can be purchased through PayPal or by check until a secure website is available.

Amy Lobsiger of Big City Quilting Co., quilter of many of our store samples and for many of you, will continue her longarm quilting and finishing business and can be reached at: 248-544-4364 or alobsiger @ Amy’s information will also continue to be available via Quilts can still be dropped off and picked up at the store during the clearance sale. Amy lives locally and arrangements can always be made to get your projects and return your finished quilts.

I personally am looking forward to semi-relaxed days in my future. I not only continued the legacy for my mother’s dream business for 37 years, but also had a marketing design degree and longtime career in advertising before my mother opened the shop.  I ran errands for elderly neighbors at 8 years old, worked a daily paper route at 10 and helped with my mother’s home business until my first official secretary job at 14.  I landed my first advertising job at 16.  I have taken two official vacations in all those years and have never slept in with nothing to do.  I made my first quilt 54 years ago and can’t wait to make all those that have been waiting for me.

The girls and I have some fun ideas we would be happy to bring to local guilds and groups as workshops or classes.  I will also be designing some row by row and shop hop progressive quilts.  What I find the MOST exciting is helping existing quilt shops with store makeovers.  I absolutely love designing and decorating spaces!  They’ve asked me for years, now they can experience the buzz and profits a new look can create.

Our building is being sold to an exciting retail shop that will surely add to the ongoing expansion of Berkley’s downtown shopping experience, still being kept a secret at this point in time.

Our doors will close February 18, 2018 whether or not everything is sold.

Until that date, fabrics and other items will be drastically discounted for quick BELOW wholesale cost clearance.  Discounts of 50% – 80% off will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Many quilts, store samples, ready-made gift items, furniture and display items will be on clearance as well.

We have accumulated many years of custom displays perfect for quilt shops, but some wonderful displays for any retail business, office or even for home, workshop and sewing room use.

Gift certificates issued within the last 6 months will be honored. Unfortunately with sale prices lower than the reward amount, frequent buyer punchcards are now void.

To all our wonderful and inspiring customers, we thank you more than we could ever express in words for all the years of support. We have enjoyed many years of learning, teaching, sharing and laughs. Everyday was a new and unpredictable experience. We have cherished many customer relationships as well as mourned talented quilters along the way.  We will always remember all those that have made us better quilters and friends.

Forever grateful to you all,

Nanci, LoriBeth, Amy, Patti and Cindy


Monday thru Friday 10:00-6:00

Saturday 10:00-3:00

Visa/MasterCard, cash accepted, no checks

This is where we desperately need your help, bring trucks!

Send this message to every friend and group you know in every form of communication.  EVERYTHING must go quickly.  Make your best offer.  Bundle prices are even better.  Some pictures will be posted on our website or internet.

Shelving; of all sizes, portable/permanent and of all materials –

Custom or adjustable wood, metal, collapsible for vending, or heavy duty industrial size for warehouse storage or garages.  Gondolas w/shelving in different sizes for retail use.

Counters; of all sizes and materials, w/ adjustable shelving

For retail, office or work bench home use.  Countertops, cabinets, drawer units.

Furniture; for any room of the house, office or dorm- many antiques for all you resale shop owners, sewing machines, sewing machine tables and chairs.

Beds, hutches, dressers, chairs, rockers, nightstands, sofa tables, folding chairs, desks – big old oak or vintage metal, filing cabinets, tables – folding and adjustable with or without chairs, bar stools, drawing board, quilt racks and stands, benches – with/without storage, magazine racks, couch, coffee or end tables w/marble inserts.

Children’s items;  For babies, children and dolls

Cribs, cradles, rockers, benches, high chairs, antique buggy’s, tables/chairs, stuffed animals, toys


Refrigerators, microwave, sewing machines, registers, copy machines.

Storage;   Open shelf units of all sizes

Wood/glass cabinets, drawer units, baskets,

Display items;

Including pegboard, lattice, lamps & lighting of all kinds, carpeting of all sizes.  Specific to retail – thread, fabric, pattern, book racks of all sizes and materials.  Heavy duty composite displays with adjustable and/or glass shelving.

Home & Holiday decorations of all kinds.

End of Year Sale

Guildcrafters is having an end of year sale!

Wednesday, December 27 through Saturday, December 30, 2017

All holiday fabrics, fats and kits will be 50% off.
Selected fabrics $4 yard.We will be closed on January 1, New Year’s Day (also closed on Sundays for the winter).We hope you enjoy the holidays with family and friends!

Weather Closing

In keeping with our weather reminder from yesterday, Guildcrafters will be closed today, Thursday, Dec.14. Be careful, stay warm, drink some cocoa and do some quilting!

Snowy Days

Just as a reminder, Guildcrafters will be closed when the Berkley Public Schools close for inclement weather. So, be sure to check your favorite school closings listing before heading out. Stay warm!

Holiday Specials, Holiday Hours and Some New Quilts!

Starting Sunday, December 17, 2017, we will be closed on all Sundays for the winter.
Holiday Hours:

Closed Saturday, December 23, Sunday December 24, Monday, December 25, Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Holiday Specials:
Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, 2017
All Holiday related fabrics, bundles, kits, table runner kits, pre-cut fat quarters and table runner of the month kits will be 50% OFF
All Books, 50% OFF – Many patterns, $1.00 each
We also have some great prices on finished quilts and gift items!
December 11-22 all holiday related items will be 40% OFF.
Saturday, December 16 – 3 Yard Cuts will be $12.00 and
1 Yard Roll-Ups will be $4.00.  5 Fat Quarters will be $10.00.


Some New Quilts!

Name: Polka Dots
Size: 80″ x 92″
Included: Fabrics for the top and pattern included
Kit: $68


Name: Dresden
Size: 62″ x 67″
Included: Fabrics for the top and pattern included
Kit: $58


Name: Pyramids
Size: 52″ x 75″
Included: Need to buy 3 1/3 yards of white fabric; solid pre-cut fabrics for the top and pattern included
Kit: $48