- Posted August 25, 2013 by
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From hobby to job
Bellwether Dry Goods from hobby to job
For over 32 years, Bellwether Dry Goods has been creating original quilts for customers worldwide. Their quilts have been featured in The Washington Post, Traditional Home, Washingtonian Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Maryland Life Magazine, Quilters Newsletter, Popular Patchwork, Sew News, Fabric Trends, Log Homes Illustrated, Washington Woman and Quilt Magazine.
Owners Georgina and Richard Fries employ over 100 Amish and Mennonite ladies to hand quilt their work. Georgina says “we’re the dinosaurs of the industry. Traditional quilt making is dying art. Our guests will experience the beauty of their work at our Open House.”
Homemade cookies & hot cider will be offered.
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About Bellwether Dry Goods
Bellwether Dry Goods was established in 1981 as a small quilt shop in the back of the Fries’ pre-Civil War dated home. It has grown to be one of the busiest quilt galleries and hand quilting services in the United States.
Georgina B. Fries
Bellwether Dry Goods
137 Bayard Road
Lothian, Maryland 20711