Bedford County is located in the great State of Tennessee, geographically in its southern middle section. Our population, taken from the 2010 Census, is 45,058 and our county-seat is the City of Shelbyville (cir. 1810) which was named for Major General Isaac Shelby of Revolutionary War fame and also the State of Kentucky’s first Governor. The county was officially created in 1807 when the citizens of Rutherford County living south of the Duck and Stones River’s successfully petitioned the governor to split Rutherford County into two counties. The new county was named after Revolutionary War officer Thomas Bedford Jr., who was a large landowner in the area.

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Pins and Needles

Located in Chattanooga, this trail stop along the Quilt Trail is part of Hamilton County, within the Southeast Tennessee region.


Pins and Needles is a quilt shop located in Hixson. They have a motto that guides their quilt shop and daily lives, "When life gives you scraps, make a quilt!". Here you can learn to sew, quilt, or even have a Girls Night Out. Pins and Needles is also home to a non profit, GS Quilts for a cause.

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6425 Hixson pike, Suite 1-A
Chattanooga, Tennessee


35.157205 °N, -85.196267 °W


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