About Us

  The Lavender Lime Story

Lavender Lime began as a brick and mortar quilt shop located in Chattanooga, TN in 2005. It began in 1500 square feet and quickly (less than a year) grew to 3500 square feet. Lavender Lime sold fabrics, machines and all the supplies needed for the local customer's quilting wants. They offered classes as well as quilting clubs. The shop quickly became a tourist stop, getting quilters visiting from all over the country. In 2009, Better Homes and Gardens choose Lavender Lime as one of the Top 10 Quilt Shops in America.

In 2006, Lavender Lime decided to begin their own line of quilting patterns and "Lavender Lime Designs" began. The first book, Sweet and Simple, was originally printed with only 100 copies.  They were afraid they would have trouble selling all 100 copies. When the inventory sold in 2 days, during a shop hop, they decided they might be on to something.
The store front in Chattanooga closed, when owner Kathy Skomp, took a job working with Moda Fabrics. She added a partner, her daughter in law, Bekah and has since retired from her sales rep job. She now, along with Bekah, run the book and pattern business along with the website.

And now they have reopened their Brick and Mortar Shop located at 8115 East Brainerd Road in Chattanooga and would love to have you visit!


Kathy Skomp, began Lavender Lime in 2005. She had absolutely no clue what she was doing at the time, but loved every minute of the journey. She has retired from Moda Fabrics and is the Chief Pattern Designer for Designs by Lavender Lime and runs the website and the Brick and Mortar shop. 





Mark Skomp, has helped and assisted Kathy every step of the way in the Lavender Lime saga (when he wasn't on the lake). Some things he does willingly and some things he is tricked into. He is getting a little better at not falling for the tricks and therefore spends more time on the lake. 

Bekah Pipes is our Creative Director, takes care of shipping, pattern design and customer support. Her husband Ryan Pipes helps her with the website. And Harrison and Carter- well they are just pretty much here to melt our hearts.