Bev and her oldest daughter Sydney McDonald bought Webfabrics in June 2022. As a long time quilter and former customer of Webfabrics, when the opportunity came to buy the store and keep the legacy of Webfabrics going, they couldn't resist. Opening back up a brick and mortar in Purcellville was extremely important. We continue the long tradition of carrying complete collections of basics and blenders. We think it's important to give quilters a place to go to find a large selection of the core fabrics. We offer both in person as well as online shopping and look forward to continuing a long tradition serving this community.
Webfabrics was born on August 1, 2003 in the basement of the house of its former owner, Carly Mul. Carly had been making fabric covered boxes that she sold at craft shows all over the country and customers were asking if they could get some of the fabrics she was using.
From the beginning, Carly’s focus was on basics and blenders as she needed every color for her boxes. In the beginning, customers were just starting to buy fabric on the internet and were looking for sites that carried full fabric lines. Carly started with 160 colors of Moda Marbles. As her fabric holdings outgrew her house she looked for a space and opened a “showroom”. The business was still running as an online store only but as her customers increased and the business grew they expressed an interest in being able to visit the showroom to not only pick up their online orders but also to select their own fabric.
The shop was launched and over the next 16 years continued to grow into one of the largest and busiest quilt shops on the East Coast. The website sales continued to grow and Carly began to attend and exhibit at all the major quilt shows with her Webfabrics’ team. Her multi-channel business flourished.
After the birth of her first grandchild, Carly discovered that she really wanted to have more time for other things so she made a decision to close the shop and return to the website as 100% of her business. Fast forward 2 years and the birth of her fourth grandchild and Carly decided it was time to sell the business and travel the world. Carly will still be home based here in Purcellville and we are excited that she will have the time to travel, visit her children and grandchildren, quilt and stop by to visit the store and her former customers. We look forward from more from Carly as she embarks on her new journey.
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