About Eddie's Quilting Bee
Quilting fabric and sewing machines have been the main focus at Eddie’s Quilting Bee in the San Jose area.
Eddie’s Quilting Bee is a second generation family owned business serving northern California since 1974. Building a long-lasting relationship & customer support is what our business was built on and what continues to make us “the place to go when you want to sew!"
Diana Leone cultivated the business with select fabric, classes and by writing and publishing a basic quilting book, The Sampler Quilt. She was also raising two sons, Eddie and Joey, with her husband Ed. Joe went to work at Ed Sr's underground construction business and ironically Eddie began working for Diana in 1992 when she needed help moving and building a new store in Mountain View, California. After 18 years of growth and success with the Quilting Bee, she decided to retire. It was then that Eddie decided to continue the family enterprise by purchasing the store from his mother. The name was changed and the business was also incorporated. In September 2007, Eddie moved the flourishing quilt store to Sunnyvale. He also expanded on an already booming sewing side with his wife, Dawn.
Eddie's Quilting Bee continues to supply sewers, embroiderers and quilters with a fantastic variety of fabric, sewing notions, thread, classes, furniture, sergers, sewing and embroidery machines. Diana is still on call as Eddie's consultant, but continues another passion in her retirement by designing fabric lines. Eddie Leone Jr. works full time in the store assisting many loyal customers. Currently 38,000 customers are sent the tri-annual newsletter which Eddie creates containing a multitude of quilting classes.
Our modern store is well-lit, organized, has abundant parking, even an elevator to bring you to class. The showroom has today’s most popular cabinets on display. The expert, knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the most practical and versatile cabinet for your sewing & quilting needs. We offer the largest selection of sewing machines from today’s top manufacturers: Juki, Babylock, & Bernina. Your sewing machine purchase includes 3 years of free know-how & instructional classes and our exclusive “Millenium Club”. Over 1000 yearly classes will keep you inspired & sewing, including quilting, sewing, embroidery & embellishment. Over 6000 bolts of quilting fabric are in stock, plus a second floor of garment fabrics, flannel, minkee, knits, silks & more. The notions vault holds every tool, gadget & sewing widget you could think of.