Monday, 24 August 2015

Shiny new Hometown website and blog

Hello all,

As you may have noticed, we haven't posted for some time. Rest assured we haven't been idle. Hometown has moved to a larger shop, we have continued to cut and sell a zillion fabulous fat quarters to fellow fabric mavens and now we have a shiny new website and blog. This contains all our store news, plus workshop details and special offers. So come on over and visit us!

And don't worry that you won't be able to find our new shop, we only moved a few doors down the high street. We'd love to see you.

HOMETOWN, 62 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY

Also now open some Sundays - check our website for details.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Spring workshop update

We're in full swing with the spring-summer workshop programme at Hometown and students are sewing wonderful quilts as ever. Classes are filling fast and we have put on several new dates where possible. For the latest availability or to book, call the store on 01634 838880. Plus if you book a class with a friend this week (before 6 May) and quote 'Spring Update', you'll each receive a fat 1/4 of fabric on the day of the class.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Patriotic Workshops at Hometown and free fabric with bookings

Seeing as it's both St Georges' Day and the Queen's birthday soon, we're coming over all patriotic at Hometown. Look out for Sandra Penford's gorgeous Union Jack quilt in-store later this week. You'll be pleased to know that Sandra is teaching this as a workshop on Saturday 26 May (10.30-4.300) £34.
Or, if you'd like to celebrate on a smaller scale we have a 'Beautiful Bunting' evening workshop on Wed 16 May from 6.30pm. Ideal for sewers of all levels, the cost is £20 and all materials are provided. And finally, on 17 May, Kate Higgens will be teaching a 'Mini Union Jack' quilt workshop from 10.30-4.30, £32.

Plus if you print out a copy of this page and show it (when booking before 21 April), you'll receive a free fat 1/4 of fabric, worth up to £3 when you attend either full-day workshop. You can book a place in-store or by calling 01634 838880. For a full list of our spring and summer workshops, pop in and see us, or email

Monday, 26 March 2012

Late & Local this Wednesday

Never enough time to shop for fabric? Hometown has the solution! We're open late this Wednesday until 8pm as part of Late & Local in Rochester. So have a wander down the high street and pop in and see us as we always have special offers in-store for L&L Wednesdays. We'd also like to recommend a pit stop at the new Rochester Coffee Co which has opened a few doors from us. They're also open late and their coffee cake and carrot cake are both divine!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

How to find us

74 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1JY
Tel 01634 838880

Very easy to find in the heart of historic Rochester, just in front of the Cathedral. If parking use the car parks in Corporation Road or in Northgate. Or you can let the train whisk you to Rochester from the Kent coast or central London stations. We are open:

Tuesday - Saturday 10.00-5.00

Plus we're open late on the last Wednesday of each month as part of Late & Local in Rochester. It's an opportunity to visit all your favourite stores until 8pm, have a leisurely walk down the high street, then eat and drink at some of the great restaurants and coffee shops in town.

Welcome to Hometown!

 As the most colourful quilt shop in Kent, Hometown is filled to the rafters with luscious fabrics for quiltmaking, heavenly haberdashery and home accessories from Britain and beyond. We firmly believe that happiness is handmade and love to share our enthusiasm for quiltmaking and textile crafts through our regular workshops and exhibitions.

Welcome to our blog and welcome to our shop!