Our shop is located in historic Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Cape Girardeau, founded in the late 1700’s, is on the west bank of the Mississippi River 115 miles south of St. Louis and 160 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee. For more information please visit Cape Girardeau's website.The Golden Needle is located 1 mile east of Interstate 55 at exit 96, then east onto William St (Hwy K), then right onto Kingshighway approximately 1 block - (look left for store). We are a sewing machine and quilt shop featuring nearly 3500 bolts of popular fabric lines We have a large selection of books, notions, patterns, kits etc. We are proud to offer clubs, classes and special events which appeal to a variety of customer tastes.

The Golden Needle has been in operation since 1981, selling and servicing sew machines.  The addition of the Sew Basket Quilt Shop was purchased in 2006 and moved to the current location.  Since then, the fabric selection of brands and designs had been expanded.

In addition to quilting supplies and classes, we are a full service dealership for Brother and Janome, Sewing and Embroidery Machines, as well as Nolting Quilting frames and machines.

Additionally, we carry The Brother Scan 'N Cut, as well as the vinyl and other supplies and classes needed to enjoy projects with this creative system.

Our staff and teachers have expertise in piecing, machine and hand quilting, appliqué techniques, color and fabric selection as well as years of experience in quilt making.

Vacuum Cleaners - We have a wide range of Riccar vacuum cleaners. These uprights are MADE IN THE USA. They have full size and a lightweight machine - 8 lbs and also canisters.

Watkins Products are also featured for sale at The Golden Needle.

Save the Date!!   Are you new to machine embroidery or do you want to learn?
Save April 28th to attend an embroidery event .  Machines, materials and lunch  are provided.  

Golden Needle will not sponsor a bus to the Paducah Quilt Show this year.  To help our clients and friends, we are offering information about another bus being offered.
Dixie Lee Quilters Guild will have a bus on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with a fee of $35.  The Cape pick up point is Sam's parking lot at 7:30 am.  To sign up, call Belinda Smith at 573-944-3906.

RE:  Merle's Girls new quilt.  The Tranquility Quilt using Tonga Batiks fabrics is currently selling
for $199.95 at Hancocks of Paducah.  In keeping with our price matching policy, we will be selling the class kits for $199.99 down from $249.99.  The kit must be purchased at the Golden Needle to participate in this class.  The teacher fee is $80.00 for all 11 months with a starting date of June 26, 2018 and will be the 4thTuesday of each month.  Sign up and fee payment must be made by June 1.  We will have this quilt on display soon.

Please note:  Beginning  January 2018 classes for Know Your Machine and software operations lasting 2-2 1/2 hour and led by a professional for those who did Not purchase their machine at the Golden Needle will be a $100 charge.
If a repeat of a session of a software program is requested, the fee will be $50.

If you are the proud owner of a new machine please check the calendar and select your free new owner's class for a date that fits your schedule.  Please call The Golden Needle and reserve your place for that date.  Remember to bring your machine.


Classes must be paid as you sign up. If you call in to sign up, a credit card payment will be accepted. If you come in to The Golden Needle, a credit card or check is accepted. We appreciate your cooperation so classes can be scheduled and instructors can plan for the class size.