Specialties Located in historic Downtown Overland Park, in Johnson county near the heart of the Kansas City metro area, we are a fabric and quilt shop specializing in a wide range of fabric styles. We carry everything from civil war reproductions to the newest modern designs! We stock only the highest quality quilting cotton and garment fabrics, to ensure your projects will be beautiful works of art that stand the test of time. Our staff has over 500 years of collective sewing experience, and loves to help with all types of projects, from selecting fabrics to sewing the final stitch. We offer over a hundred classes every quarter, ranging from beginner to expert level, and from ages 9 to 109! We are also a premier Husqvarna Viking dealer, and carry a wide range of sewing machines, including embroidery machines and sergers. Our sewing machine manager Barbara is an expert in working with machine embroidery and embroidery software, and offers frequent classes in those areas. Come in to sit down and History Established in 1969 Mr. Dean Harper opened his first fabric store in 1969 in Prairie Village with experience from the corporate world of J.C. Penney. Subsequently he opened 5 more stores in the next 15 years. Our owner, Elaine Johnson, has been involved in some way or another with Harper’s Fabrics since 1980, coordinating classes as well as running several businesses in the shop’s basement. She purchased Mr. Harper’s only store, his first store, in Prairie Village shops in 1994. We are currently located in the shopping district of historic Downtown Overland Park. Meet the Business Owner:
Elaine J. Elaine Johnson, the owner of Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. and Harper’s Sewing Machine Co. since 1994, has been with Harper’s for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Kansas State University in Family and Consumer Science Education and has taught middle school, high school, and college level. Teaching anyone to sew and fine tuning their skills is a specialty that Elaine loves. She wants her students to achieve success in many ways, be it sewing clothing, quilting, or Home Decor.