Owner Nada Watt’s take on Colorado Fabrics’ first year in Aurora location
December 13, 2017
We have come a long way since our beginning in 1979, when Bill and Judy Cisney opened a small fabric shop named Buy the Piece. As a newly married and expectant mother, I was introduced to Buy the Piece two years after it opened. From that day on Buy the Piece, later to be named Denver Fabrics, became my favorite fabric store. After 8 years of shopping at the store, I decided I wanted to work there.
And so in 1989 I was hired as a Home Decorating sales associate…soon promoted to Decorator department head, buyer/merchandizer. What started as a hobby job shortly became a career that ended in the purchase of the largest fabric store in the multi-state Rocky Mountain region, now known as Colorado Fabrics. One year ago, this month we moved Colorado Fabrics from Littleton to Aurora and are thrilled to finally be settled and celebrating our first year in Aurora.
What makes Colorado Fabrics so unique? I feel our Mission Statement makes that very clear.
SEWING IS OUR PASSION, FABRIC IS OUR SPECIALTY, SHARING IS OUR PURPOSE
This store is owned and staffed by people who love to sew. Our staff members are skilled and excited about all aspects of sewing. We love all our customers whether they are newbies or long timers. It is so much fun to see a young sewist come in with their energy and excitement and just as much fun to serve our experienced seamstresses and learn from their expertise. We are so excited about this new location because a 40,000-sq. foot store allows for the addition of our sewing classroom the CF Academy and our new Long Arm room used for quilting and teaching others how to free motion quilt using our machines. Sewing truly is our passion.
Colorado Fabric is everything fabric. If it is fabric or used with fabric, we have it here. We are the one stop shop for all things sewing! From fabric to notions and from budget to high fashion silks, wools and linens, we even have special direct from NY Designer Fabrics. No matter your fabric need you should be able to find it here. We strive to be everyone’s favorite fabric store. We proudly state FABRIC IS OUR SPECIALTY.
We are excited to be part of the Aurora/Parker business community and are looking forward to the many opportunities that are ahead of us with our membership in the Aurora Chamber. We love doing our part to support and give back to the Colorado sewing community. We have several great partnerships already including Quilts of Valor, Local Quilt and Sewing Guilds, Front Range Angel Gowns and many more. One of our favorite partnerships is with “We Made This”, part of the African Community Center, they work with refugees, teaching them sewing skills and helping them to rebuild sustainable lives in our community. There are so many opportunities to support the sewing community. We are always looking to make new connections and do our part to help the art of sewing grow. SHARING is our purpose.
We ask you to share your awareness of our fabric store with your family and friends and other businesses so that Colorado Fabrics can enjoy a long successful membership in this community and the Denver Metro area.