Uniquely Yours has been in existence since 1983, starting as a home-based craft business. We started doing craft shows in the fall of ’83, shortly after moving to the Oshkosh, WI area. Our sons were very young and Sandy needed an outlet for her creative abilities, thus being a stay at home Mom, she decided to explore the realm of crafting for profit. During the first few years, people would say to us how “unique” our crafts were, thus the name of our business, Uniquely Yours. Shows continued, with at some point in time, doing 50 shows per year, the suggestions of opening a “brick & mortar” shop were realized in the Spring of 1990. We purchased an existing fabric business in Monroe, WI and opened the doors. Realizing there was a need for a good fabric (quilt) shop in the area, we started to expand the already existing fabric inventory. Classes started shortly after and in the spring of 1992, we did our first quilt show venue in Monroe.
We moved our location, 3 times in the city of Monroe, before realizing we needed a place of our own for many reasons. In January of 2001, the purchase of some land was completed, with construction of a “quilt shop with a house above it” beginning in September of that same year. Now housed in a 2100 square foot facility, offering over 7000 bolts of quality quilting fabric, Uniquely Yours may be the “best kept secret in Northern Illinois-Southern Wisconsin”. We are located just North of Orangeville, IL, just south of Monroe, WI, on 4+ acres of land, surrounded by trees, farmland, wildlife and the sweet sounds of country.
We continue to do 25-30 quilt shows per year, traveling from coast to coast. The business continues to expand, as we now offer a wide variety of books, notions, fabrics, classes, creative designs, custom quilting and long arm quilting services available. We invite you to come join us at our full-service shop or at one of our many venues around the country.
Sandy & Gene Haffele
Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop