About PHD Quilts
PHD Quilts is located in Waco, the Heart of Texas. We are halfway between Dallas and Austin on Interstate 35. Waco is home to the Texas Ranger Museum, Dr Pepper Museum, and Baylor University!
My name is Angela Ragan. I am a U.S. history professor and I have been teaching for McLennan Community College, Hill College and Texas Tech University since completing my Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 2014. I began my quilting expedition in the 2010 when I received my grandmother's scrapbook of quilting patterns that she assembled with the help of her mother in the early 1930s. I love all aspects of the process and was very excited to purchase the store from Linda Mather who opened the store in October of 2004. I am excited to be in the quilting business and I look forward to serving you all in the coming years!
PHD Quilts is really a fabric store specializing in servicing the quilter and the seamstress, the old and the young and the beginner and the experienced person. We offer sewing classes for 7 years old and up during summer and beginning classes for adults all year long. We also offer intermediate and advanced classes in new and interesting quilting techniques.
PHD Quilts is a Handi Quilter Retailer we have an Avante on a twelve foot studio frame with a Pro-Stitcher, an Simple Sixteen on a Little Foot Frame and a Simply Sixteen sit-down all for you to test drive in the store. We also have a Longarm rental program where you will take a one-on-one introduction class and then be able to rent the longarm machines.
Handi Quilter has just launched their own line of sewing machines, made to their specifications so that piecers and quilters can have a great experience quilting from beginning to end. We will be carrying these machines and they should be in the store by the end of June.
PHD Quilts is also an authorized Arrow and Kangaroo Cabinet Retailer. We currently have on the floor a Kangaroo and Joey combination, a Gidget II table, a Sewnatra, an Olivia and a Wallaby, as well as one of their wonderful chairs. These sewing cabinets and tables are wonderful sewing centers, come by and see their quality construction and wonderful use of space.
Stop by and see us, I would love to meet you all! We are about 5 miles from Interstate 35 and 2 miles from TX Highway 6.