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!
About PHD Quilts
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 2005 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 beginning quilting classes 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 20" Amara on a twelve foot studio frame with a Pro-Stitcher, and a Simply Sixteen on a Little Foot Frame 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.
We are a full service Janome retailer with an on staff technician for all of your servicing needs. We carry many of the Janome machines in stock and can order your dream machine and have it to you usually with a week!
PHD Quilts is also an authorized Koala Cabinet Retailer. We currently have on the floor an Artisan Quilter Cabinet in the 32 1/2" height and a Cub Plus IV in the standard 29 1/2" as well as their wonderful chairs. These sewing cabinets are wonderful sewing centers, come by and see their quality construction and wonderful use of space.
For the embroidery enthusiasts we offer Floriani Thread and a full line of Kimberbell fabrics, embellishments and pattern cds. We offer Kimberbell Dealer exclusive classes every month on the second Thursday of the month. Beginning in October 2020 we will be a Kimberbell certified shop and will be offering Kimberbell exclusive events!
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.