Ma’s Got’a Notion – Havana, IL

Ma’s Got’a Notion, Havana, IL.

In October 2003, the first edition of Ma’s Got’a Notion Quilt Shop was opened, with very humble beginnings that included a handful of patterns, very basic notions and one line of Civil War Fabrics, Ma’s was open for business. 

In 2009, her first location turned into Ma’s studio and the retail part of that first building was separated, with the purchase of another building located at 305 W. Main Street.  The Main St. beautiful building was built in the year 1893. Because… Ma just can’t say no to fabric, 2013 brought another growth to the business. At this time, Ma and the hubby purchased and restored the building next door to the Main Street store. By making an opening between the two buildings, the retail space almost doubled. With the original tin ceilings and brick walls…her love of reproductions has flourished in this location.

Ma’s Got’a Notion is known for the 108” & wider…wide backings (well over 1,400 bolts to choose from) plus lots of pre-packaged quilt backs, the store motto is, “At Ma’s, we got your back, Quilt back that is!” 

Right now, one can “pet”, over 6200 + bolts of 42” goods, consisting of 1800’s reproductions, the freshness of 1920/30’s, or the warmth of homespuns and beautiful rich flannels. There is something for most tastes in décor including a whole assortment of solids, tone on tone, dots and stripes…there’s eye candy throughout the entire shop! Also, Ma has a Wool Barn, stuffed full of beautiful rich wool and even a nice assortment of wool on the bolt, as well as wool patterns and samples. Last but not least, one can’t leave without checking out the notions, patterns, books, and all those wide backings!

Visiting this late 1800’s retro shop will put anyone in the mood to quilt — just ask any number of the satisfied customers! Our goal is good, friendly, and fun service. Ma’s helpers, who she refers to as the shop angels, keep plenty of wonderful samples made up for Ma to quilt, but she is the first to admit, the angels can piece faster than she can quilt. At Ma’s they call the sample’s, “Must haves!!!” Ma’s offers full kits of our samples, and the angels and Ma are always on hand to answer piecing and quilting questions.

When you come to Havana, IL, to visit Ma’s shop, plan for the day…because yes, there is that much to see!