Gayfeather Fabrics to close next month

Gayfeather Fabrics will close in October and owner Virginia Lienhard will retire instead of selling the business, according to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal.

The 900-square-foot shop, located in a historic building at 1521 Williamson St., has served as a community hub for sewing enthusiasts. Lienhard, who ran the business for 19 years, will continue to be involved in the local sewing community and plans to regularly meet with her friends and former customers.