Owner, Laura Phillips, was born and raised in Indianola, Iowa, where she met her husband, Tim. They married in March of 1980 and had two children, Christina and Matthew. In the early years of their marriage they moved a lot for Tim's job, living in Colorado and Texas, then returning to Iowa for their daughter to start 1st Grade. They now own and operate another business in Indianola and Quality Time Quilts started as a hobby to fill her time.
In 2003, Laura and her daughter, Tina, started doing craft/vendor shows. Her quilts were admired by many but not a lot were being bought. She then decided to branch out and make other items like PillowBlankets and Toddler Blankets. These items really helped her get the company going. In 2005, Laura had built her quilting business so much that they had to convert their two car garage into her studio and built on another garage for the cars. In 2012, Laura decided to get a long arm quilting machine. This machine allowed her to work more efficiently. Now she does quilting for other people who like to sew the tops of the quilts but do not have the resources to make it into a quilt. The summer of 2017, we took over 2 stalls of their garage to create her new studio/store. We also started selling fabrics by the yard in the Fall of 2017.
On May 1, 2020, Tim & Laura purchased a building on the South side of Indianola for Quality Time Quilts & Fabrics to move to. This building was owned by Tim & Laura over 25 years ago when they were starting their first business together. The entire interior of the building has been remodeled to make it fit the needs of the Quilt & Fabric store and we can’t wait to share this new adventure with all our friends! On August 14, 2020, we opened our doors to our customers at our new location!