Craft supply business buys new headquarters in Gardnerville |

Craft supply business buys new headquarters in Gardnerville

Staff Reports

Fabric Chicks, making a name for itself in the quilting, sewing and craft supply field since its inception in 2007, purchased its company headquarters in the old Myers Realty building at 1511 Main St. in Gardnerville.

The purchase was recorded in late March, according to documents filed with Douglas County.

Co-owned by Roger Watts, who is retired from law enforcement, and Elizabeth Watts, a former longtime employee of Elinor Peace Bailey Cloth Dolls in Minden, the business is open.

“We’re proud to offer not only a full selection of supplies to our customers, but also quilting classes, tutorials and machine rentals,” Elizabeth Watts said. “Our dedication to personal service and meeting the needs of our customers is what sets us apart. We are thrilled with the location of our building and expect the signage and excellent location on a major thoroughfare will help raise our local profile and increase walk-in business.”

Nevada State Development Corp., the state’s largest SBA 504 loan provider, helped facilitate financing for the $575,000 deal in partnership with Heritage Bank of Nevada.

“We were elated to help Elizabeth and Roger realize the huge step of purchasing their headquarters,” State Development President Evan Dickson said. “By owning their own building, they have truly taken control of the future of their business. We see nothing but continued success for their operation in the thriving realm of crafts and sewing supplies.”

A stalwart at trade shows throughout Nevada, Arizona, California, Washington, Utah and Oregon, Fabric Chicks markets primarily to the West Coast market but ships throughout the entire United States. Key customers include Quilt Show Reno and Rusty Barn, Inc.

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