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Marsha Bergren, Lynn Sather, Debbie Lind and Debra Provost opened Burlap & Bows, a pop-up boutique featuring artisanal creations, for the first time on Saturday, November 13. The new store, 2104 E. Fifth St., is scheduled to reopen on November 27 and will open a few Saturdays each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Future dates include December 4, December 11, January 15, and January 29.

“We’re going to let the community decide,” Sather said. “If it’s something they find a lot of value in, we’ll open other days. But for now, we’re going to give people a few days a month.

The gift shop offers handmade items such as quilts, decorative pillows and pillow cases, handmade decorations and knitwear.

In addition, guest artisans are invited to each sale to provide customers with more variety, Sather said. Soaps and jewelry were in the spotlight on Saturday.


Handmade pillows, decorations and pillow cases are on display at Burlap & Bows in Superior.  Shelley Nelson / Superior Telegram

Handmade pillows, decorations and pillow cases are on display at Burlap & Bows in Superior. Shelley Nelson / Superior Telegram

For about 14 years, Bergren said, the store was the Country Schoolhouse Quilt Shop, where Bergren and Sather worked together in the quilt shop and in education as counselors.

“We’ve always loved doing this stuff when it comes to making quilts, making bags, or making little stuffed animals or things like that, mostly from patterns we ordered,” said Bergren. She said when she shrunk down to one piece and started making quilt kits, everyone went their separate ways.

However, when the space opened up in the building again, Bergren said the owner of the building asked her if she wanted to reopen the quilt shop. While she didn’t want to do this, she made calls to friends.

“Lynn was selling at these different types of craft shows and stuff like that,” Bergren said. Lind previously owned a quilt shop on the North Shore, and Provost, a friend of Sather’s, always dreamed of opening a gift shop that sold handmade items, Bergren said.

“This is how we started,” said Bergren. “We’ve been doing this stuff for a long time. “

Sather said she had bins of items she created that would come in and out of the new store.

From making quilt kits with patterns and fabrics for people to sew their own kit, Bergren said she also has around 200 sample quilts.

“We’re getting older and it’s good to have that one spot,” said Bergren.

“The other focus is to do mostly handmade stuff,” Sather said. “The other part that we hope to achieve is to reuse the materials as well. ”

A fence that was once in Sather’s yard is now gnome wall hangings with a bit of creativity and a birch that was cut now serves as creative candle holders and other decor.


A variety of handmade items are on display in one of the three rooms at Burlap & Bows in Superior.  Shelley Nelson / Superior Telegram

A variety of handmade items are on display in one of the three rooms at Burlap & Bows in Superior. Shelley Nelson / Superior Telegram

“Rather than using it for firewood, we use it to decorate,” Sather said.

Bergren said the store will change seasonally.

“If a person can’t come on a Saturday, if they call, we can make an appointment, preferably on Wednesday,” Bergren said.

To contact them, email [email protected] or find Burlap and Bows Superior on Facebook.


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