Santa Fe Quilting Storefront


Mary McCusker and Allen WinchesterMary McCusker
and Allen Winchester
Cindy BarfieldCindy Barfield Nicole DunnNicole Dunn


Santa Fe Quilting opened in June, 2000 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We carry a range of fabrics including print cottons, batiks, flannel, silk, rayon, and wool for appliqué. We carry a wide variety of threads, silk ribbon and floss. Our interests are diverse and fluid and our store reflects a variety of fabric options.

We have an extensive collection of oriental fabrics, many coming directly from Japan. We carry over 700 batiks. We buy many products from Alexander Henry, Andover, Hoffman of California, Island Batiks, Robert Kaufman, Moda, Seven Islands, Kona Bay, Westminster, Free Spirit, Timeless Treasures and many more companies.

We are a service oriented fabric store for quilters that will help you choose your fabrics for a quilt if requested, help with color choices or just leave you alone to find the perfect piece. We offer classes for learning the basics as well as more complex piecing, free motion, design, color and clothing.

The quilt experience is broad ranging from traditional to modern from art to precision piecing, from large to small. We carry patterns that offer a taste of the current trends and the traditions of the quilt community. It is an exciting time to be involved in quilting. We love books and have many to choose from in our store. We love new and old gadgets that help us quilt better or faster. We try to test as many as possible to be able to help you decide if they are worth the price. Just ask.

We carry many patterns for clothing, bags and totes, table runners, home decor and wall hanging patterns.

Owners Profiles

Mary McCusker - Mary was raised in California and Kansas. She practiced law in South Dakota for 23 years before moving to NM. While in South Dakota she helped make and design costumes for Group Theatre productions and for Black Hills Dance Theater productions. She has been quilting since the 90s and likes learning any new thing. She teaches beginning pieces classes and a variety of other classes at many levels.

Allen Winchester - Allen was raised in Hutchinson, Kansas. He spent several years working as a reporter for the Kansas City Star before returning to college to earn a degree in Clinical Social Work. He practiced psychotherapy in private practice in Rapid City, SD. Allen has made a few quilts, likes helping customers with color questions and handles the finances at SFQ. He and Mary have been married 25 years and have two children and three grandchildren.

Staff Profiles

Cindy Barfield is a native of New Mexico and has worked as a Project Manger and Document Control Specialist for large law firms in the D. C. Area until she married and moved back to New Mexico. She Became a quilter in 1998 and met Mary and Allen through the Northern New Mexico quilt Guild. She has been with us since 2000 and became Notions Manager in 2004. In 2008 she supervised the computerization of our inventory system for the store. She teaches a variety of classes at many levels, especially hand work. Cindy does quilting on her domestic machine for people.

Deb Martinez is a native of Santa Fe who has quilted since 2000, after retiring from a career in human resources for the State of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque. Deb is married, has 4 children, and 14 grandchildren, and two very spoiled black labs. She likes all kinds of quilting but her passion is free motion quilting on a domestic machine.

Julee Coffman was born and lived her childhood on a cattle ranch in Eastern New Mexico. She became a Veterinary Technician in Colorado and worked in California until she returned to New Mexico, married and raised 2 sons. She has a love for fabric; owning La Servilleta, a table linen business in the late 80's. She visited Santa Fe Quilting, won a door prize, signed up for beginning piecing with Mary, and voila!, a quilter was born! She loves color and non-traditional patterns.

Nicole Dunn made her first quilts at age 16 or 17 and hasn't stopped since. She currently has a longarm quilting business (Dunn Quilting) in Los Alamos NM, and is passionate about making art quilts. She teaches many different techniques and works part time at Santa Fe Quilting. She has two children and 3 grandchildren living in nearby Albuquerque.

Louise Heine is a native of Santa Fe. She has a B.A in Finance and an MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems. She retired from NM State Government in 2008 with 25 years as a Budget Director. She has been married 25 years and has one daughter. She began quilting in 2009 and has not stopped. She loves learning all she can and has a love for color.

Carolyn Randle comes with a background of sewing clothing; more recently making some of the smaller quilts, table runners, etc.. She became retirement-challenged (from medicine) a couple of years ago and wandered into—what else—a quilt store! She loves almost anything that happens with fabric and the people who make things with it. She enjoys designing and making some of the clothing store samples and is even getting better at her quarter inch seams when piecing quilts these days!

Sandy Struve is retired and loves to travel with her husband. She began quilting in 2002 and her passions are kids' quilts and Quilts of Valor. She likes fun quilts, is not going for fancy. She began working for the store in 2002 doing inventory. She worked several years as a full time-part time employee. She now fills in and continues with inventory.

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