Prairie Flower Crafts was founded in 1970 by Sara Fair Sleeper. She saw a need when the ladies of the community needed fabric for the backs of their quilts. Plus, they desired a larger place to gather and work. Sara, being the business lady she was, bought the building and after a little renovation started the store. She also carried other craft and quilt supplies along with wicker baskets and furniture. Over the years, the store has seen many changes, now it's primarily a fabric/quilt shop that offers gift items as well. In 2013, at the age of 96, Sara decided to retire and sell the store to a local business woman, Paula Royer. In the few years of new ownership, many changes have been made in the appearances of the store, while keeping with the traditional feel of the vintage store fronts. New lighting has been added for better viewing of the fine quilting fabrics, additional fabric displays, a centrally located check out and more classes for beginners as well as seasoned quilters. Currently, there are over 5000 bolts of fabric (equal to 50 miles), a plentiful supply of notions, patterns and books.