KATELYN BLACK PHOTO The Independent-Register
This is the automated, long-arm quilting machine that Tina Wellnitz and Rhonda Streich use instead of the traditional sewing machine.

Three years ago, Tina Wellnitz and Rhonda Streich were urged to share their passion for quilting with a larger crowd.

Out of this idea came the Sassy Farm Chicks Quilt Company, located on West Beloit Street in downtown Orfordville.

“When this building opened up, there were some people in town who encouraged us to open a shop,” Wellnitz said. “We were doing it at home for friends, so we thought, why not? We’ll try it and see what happens.”

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