Email responses may be delayed during the following times… I’ll be at sewing retreats!

  • June 6 – 9, 2024
  • July 11 – 17, 2024

About Wooden Spools

Recently, Vicki the owner of the Wooden Spools store in Englewood announced that she is planning to retire from her business in the next few months and the store will be closing. I want to express my deep gratitude for Vicki and all the wonderful staff at Wooden Spools! Our arrangement over the past few years to have in-store time for Purple Tutu customers twice a month has been a great joy for all of us.

That said, please be assured that I remain committed to my “west side” customers and am looking for another store where I can maintain a regular time for us to meet in a similar location.

Of course, it’s always an option to come to my house in Aurora to drop off and pick up your quilt.

Batting policy

As my business continues to grow my storage capabilities are getting very strained.  For this reason I am no longer going to be accepting outside batting.  I carry a full array of quality battings and charge by the inch to help reduce the amount of extra you end up with.  I have:

  • 100% cotton
  • 80/20 cotton/poly in natural and black
  • 50/50 cotton/bamboo
  • 100% bamboo
  • Washable wool
  • I also have the ability to obtain others if requested.

I appreciate your understanding!

Social distancing

After pandemic lockdowns, even though many things have opened up, I’m still limiting contact with people to interactions on my front porch, instead of inviting a stream of folks into my studio. Since we’re outside, I won’t require you to wear a mask for that quick interaction, but will be happy to wear one when we talk if you prefer.

I’m trying to offer alternatives for you for us to work together to make creative decisions. I’ve had good success with emailing pattern suggestions and helping to make thread decisions. It is still important to me to honor that your quilt is your quilt.

  • You can leave a quilt on my porch as long as you ring the bell or text me so I know it’s there.
  • I can meet you at my front door after you ring the doorbell or text me.
  • I can come outside to your car and get your quilt from you.
  • If you’re thinking of mailing or shipping your quilt, I must ask you to please get a tracking number and send it to me. Otherwise it’s very stressful for both of us when days pass and we don’t know if there’s been a problem somewhere.

Purple Tutu Quilting services are available at two locations:


My Home Studio
Aurora, CO
Drop-off and pick-up quilts
Mon-Fri: 10am—7pm
Closed Sundays

Wooden Spools
Englewood, CO
Purple Tutu at Wooden Spools
2nd and 4th Saturday each month: 2—3pm
Wooden Spools store hours
Mon-Sat: 10am—5pm
Sun: 12—4pm

Discount for new customers

New customers to Purple Tutu will receive a 10% discount as a thank-you for trusting me with your quilt. Existing customers, refer a friend to get another 10% discount too.

Thank you for your continued support!

Wendy Arend
704-641-8646    call or text

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