The story of Blue Bamboo began in 2001 when Marv told Linda to "get a job!" Instead of finding a random retail job, Linda decided to do things her way and created an online quilt store. At first the store was tucked inside of their Maple Grove home. However, after only two years the house was bursting at its seams with thousands of bolts and hundreds of kits. It was clear that a new solution had to be found if no black holes could be procured.
This solution arrived in the form of a shop space located a few miles away in Plymouth, MN. The new location had over 2500 square feet just waiting to be filled with beloved fabrics. In true Linda fashion this was accomplished quite quickly.
Word of mouth began spreading about this hidden gem lurking in the Twin Cities, and more people began to find our unexplored depths. Warning signs were posted about random fabric-quakes and fabric-avalanches that might occur due to how much stock was in the store at that time.
Everything was proceeding along happy and cheerful paths until tragedy struck in Winter of 2010. On March 1, 2010 Linda was hospitalized and subsequently diagnosed with cancer. Five months later she passed away at the extremely young age of 59 on August 6. Her enthusiasm and zany personality have been missed ever since.
Fortunately Marv and Linda's daughter, Liz, had been working at her mother's side since day one. She was able to pick up the reins and begin to lead the company in new directions.
2013-2015 have been pivotal years in Blue Bamboo's growth. During this time period we did a full store renovation, expansion, and added in BERNINA sewing machines and Koala furniture. It has been very exciting for us to see all of the changes taking place. We love how positive the response has been from our client base in regards to these changes.
We hope you find our business a more enjoyable and helpful place to do business with as we strive to provide more services to you.
Thank you for being along on this amazing quilting journey with us! Here's to 2016 and the years beyond!