Crafts Direct – Waite Park, MN

A little bit about Crafts Direct…

On July 5, 1990 John and Diane Schlecht followed their dream and opened Crafts Direct (initially known as Ben Franklin Crafts). They started with 15 employees and 10,000 square feet of space. Today, the store is owned by the Schlecht children: Scott, Jennifer, and Jason; there are just over 80 employees and over 40,000 square feet of retail craft merchandise. With God’s blessings and the hard work and passion of our wonderful staff, it has grown into what it is today.

The Quilt Department has expanded from carrying various fabrics and yarns to a premier quilt shop carrying the highest quality of quilting cottons including Northcott, Quilting Treasures, Henry Glass, Timeless Treasures and many more. We carry all 365 colors of Robert Kaufman Kona, as well as Shannon Cuddle 3 in both 60” and 90” and over 24’ of 108” wide backings.

We carry over 200 quilt panels and several unique quilt kits, some featuring our exclusive quilt panels. And this year, we are so excited to participate in the All Minnesota Shop Hop. We want to thank all of our great customers for their support over the years and look forward to meeting more of you in this fun Shop Hop.