About Us

How The Buggy Barn™ Came to Be
A Unique Quilt Shop in the Country



  

  
The Buggy Barn™  sits on a farm where Janet Nesbitt and husband Tom live and are down the road from the wheat farm operated by Pam Soliday and husband Ron where the sisters grew up. In 1996 when Pam's youngest daughter headed to college and Janet's youngest son went to kindergarten, the sisters decided to open the doors of The Buggy Barn™ 

We're located just outside Reardan, in the heart of Washington's wheat country, 22 miles west of Spokane. Our shop resides in a century old carriage house dubbed The Buggy Barn™  by the 96 year old daughter of the man who homesteaded here.

Pam and Janet make most of the quilts and, because they love scrap quilts, they make fabric bundles for their projects which makes shopping easy for busy customers. Their mom, Margaret, does all the embroidery work seen in many of the quilts and wall hangings throughout the store. Pam and Janet both teach quilting classes.

 

  
 
Buggy Barn™  patterns and books feature a multitude of designs that Janet, a former engineer, and Pam have designed. The quilts express the sisters lighthearted approach, with twisted stars, bunnies in bow ties, and a recently adopted dog, gracing the quilt tops. Fabric design has become a part of Buggy Barn , featured in our webstore or in our retail store.

The Buggy Barn™  hosts an "Annual Outdoor Quilt Show" and folk art sale, which is always the last full weekend of August. Customers bring in up to 300 quilts. Family members rise early to hang quilts on barns and lines strung across the yard, and visitors come from many miles. Each year a juried folk art sale and a week-long series of classes enables visitors to learn as well as look.