Shop features custom barn quilts, consignments

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David M. Wilhelms Leader Correspondent


Leader photo by David Wilhelms Dr. Sandra King has rooms of offerings from 25 local artisans and craftspeople at her Burlap & Barn Quilts store on East Green Bay Street, Shawano. She also paints custom barn quilts.

You might not typically find a psychology practice in the same building that sells barn quilts. Then again, the Burlap & Barn Quilts store in Shawano does inspire some out-of-the-box thinking. “This is the kind of store where you find one-of-a-kind, unique things,” said Dr. Sandra King, owner and semi-retired psychologist.

Located in the Senzig Professional Building 1488 E. Green Bay St., King features her hand-painted barn quilts in a variety of sizes, as well as consignments from 25 area artists and craftspeople.

“Country, primitives, farmhouse; anything remotely related to barns and barn quilts” are usually available, King added. Renovated furniture is also featured. “Things are coming in and going out all the time.”

King moved to Shawano in 1997 after retiring from her psychology practice in Milwaukee. She still sees some clients under contract from the State of Wisconsin in one of the back rooms of her store.

While the store does have some of her barn quilts for sale, King noted that most customers are looking for a custom-made barn quilt. Her store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and her phone number is 715-524-5355.