The new owner of The Sewing Box Quilt Shop, April Hershberger, took over March 19th, 2023 and moved the store to the new location in Meyersdale, PA. April is an eager quilter and can't wait to share her passion with others. She is a wife, mother of two boys, and graduate of Frostburg State University as well as a social media influencer and creator. Her designs and home have been published in several magazines and she hopes to one day get The Sewing Box published too!
Meet BOLT our store mascot and a Boston Terrier that is likely to be found around the shop when you stop in on a weekday. He has inspired the new logo which reflects the precision found in quilting, the color of the original flooring (which happened to be April's favorite), and the friendliness of "America's Gentleman."
The new "home" of The Sewing Box Quilt Shop is the "old Clapper's building" in Meyersdale, was built in 1962, and has many community and quilting connections. Doris Clapper, the founder's wife, was one of the creators of the Meyersdale Quilt Show and her daughter, Kim, later ran it for many years. It is our hope that the building's new life brings new life to Meyersdale as well.
But somewhere, in the back of her mind, Wendy had a dream of owning her own quilt shop someday. So she kept her quilting skills fresh by always making time in her busy life for quilting projects.
After a few quilt shop road trips, especially those to Amish Country, along with suggestions from friends, Wendy was further influenced and encouraged to open her own quilt shop in December 2011.
Wendy has been featured in the March 2012 issue of Somerset Magazine. She is active in family, community and church events, but no matter how hectic life gets, she always likes to have a sewing project going!
In March 2023 Wendy partially retired and passed on the store to her employee, April Hershberger. Wendy will be staying on to teach classes and Guided Sewing on Thursdays as well as retreats and other workshops.