Even though her storefront is closed to the public, the machines at Annie’s Quilt and Lodge in Kewaunee have not stopped. Ann Maloney opened her quilting shop and Airbnb rental back in September where she wanted to house her new computerized long-arm quilting machine. The closure of Shopko last year changed that a little bit as she added a retail section to help fill a void for those looking for fabric and thread. Maloney says that it has been beneficial for a community that has produced hundreds of cloth facemasks for hospitals and general use.
Maloney has been operating curbside for the last several weeks because as she says, the Safer at Home order has led to more people dropping of t-shirts and other materials for memory quilts.
Picture courtesy of Annie's Quilt and Lodge website