A Little More About Us: Why Midway, Utah!?
Remember that time in your life when things fell into place so perfectly, that it was undeniable that it was meant to be!? Opening My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe in Midway, Utah was one of those times for David & Jen Anderson.
Jen Anderson always loved coming to Midway and making a visit to what was a cute little shoppe called “Seasons of Home”. On one particular visit when Jen and her husband David were visiting this shoppe, one of the owners mentioned that they were going to have to close down their store. David, who never planned on or wanted to open a quilt shoppe, felt impressed that they should buy this quaint little place. He knew how much his own wife and daughters enjoyed quilting, stitching, and sewing, and he knew that the women in the area needed a place to buy & create locally.
Almost simultaneously to the time they had decided to move forward with purchasing the shoppe in Midway, David & Jen met Kris & Mike, the owners of My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe in Logan, UT. Talk of a franchise began immediately, and within only a couple of weeks, they were finalizing agreements on the franchise AND the beautiful shoppe in Midway (unheard of timing!). My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe Midway was able to absorb an incredible manager named Teresa from the Logan shoppe in their franchise opening, which made the transition into opening a new business that much smoother. The miraculous timing, and way that everything came together helped confirm even more to David & Jen that this was the direction they were supposed to take.
Since becoming franchise owners to My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe, Jen has also ventured into her own wool business! Leisa Firth, a friend of Jen’s, made the decision to move out of wool and into a different art and therefore agreed to teach Jen the wool business. She taught her how to dye & felt the wool, as well as how to buy and manage the business side of things. Midway Wool has turned into a huge family project for Jen and her 3 daughters, as they each participate in the dying & felting of all of the wool that is sold. Jen likes to joke that she feels like a pioneer woman with all of the concoctions & dyes that they use. Wool has become a huge part of My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe in Midway, with tons of patterns & kits for wool working projects available to our customers.
Jen has a huge heart and a huge passion for all of the work she is involved in, and it truly shows through her ownership at My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe. If Jen ever gets discouraged during some of the stresses being a business owner entails, she likes to remember their story of how My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe came together, and she knows that she is exactly where she is supposed to be!