and Frances Jones opened Quality Fabric at 37 East Main St. in Brevard in
Spring 1957. They carried a variety of
fabrics—broadcloth, chambrays, cottons, dimity, percales, printed lawn,
seersucker and sheers, as well as quilting materials and cotton batting. The store also had a full-line of Simplicity
patterns and sewing accessories from buttons to zippers.
Jones was also an authorized sales representative for the Singer Company and
Electrolux. Products from both companies
were sold at the Jones’ Quality Fabric store.
An advertisement states that Jones repaired sewing machines and vacuum
County Home Agent, Anne Benson Priest promoted sewing family’s clothing and
home goods to the women of local Home Demonstration Clubs as a money saving
strategy. Mr. Jones would accompany Miss
Priest and demonstrate Singer sewing machines.
|Alvin Jones was a Singer sewing machine sales and repair man.
He and his wife, Frances operated Quality Fabrics in downtown Brevard.
Jones was the daughter of Benjamin and Zetella Capps of Henderson County. She married Alvin Jones in April 1956, a year
before they started their Brevard business together. The store operated for about ten years. Alvin Jones later graduated from Duke
Divinity School and served as a Methodist Minister in the Western North
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