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    Super Member kwiltkrazy's Avatar
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    Were lucky here in Florence, Oregon! We have two great quilt shops,Joy Of Quilting, and Wensdaze Emporium. If one doesn't have it the send you to the other place. Always there's a smile on their faces, and very helpful without being pushy. One place even has a chair for the husbands, and coffee and chocolates are available. So if you're in our area stop in and be treated like royalty. It sure is nice, in this day and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    When I went to Nebraska to see my daughter, we went to the LQS in Scottsbluff, NE. I loved that store. Where to start... The women who worked there, and there were several,
    were all sooo friendly. We went there several times and every time there was someone new working it seemed, but they were all so friendly and helpful.

    I was looking for a certain book that my Mom had and they offered to order it. I went in another day to find out how to glue a piece of fabric to a quilt. (I'd only been quilting about 2 months and had never done it.) They told me to use a heat and bond stuff and sold me just enough to do the little piece I needed it for. My daughter and I went in another day and saw a rag quilt. They told us how to make one, what size seams, etc.

    There were also lots of tables in the back half of the store. They knew I was going to be babysitting my grandsons, and told me to bring my sewing machine up and sew and visit with them while the boys were in school. Then, I started to teach my daughter to make a quilt. They told April to come in there and they would give her lessons any evening. She said she couldn't evenings and they told her to just bring her sewing machine in, any day, and there's always someone there who could help her with whatever she wanted to learn.

    I'm serious! I wanted to get that store moved to Parsons where I live! They were sooo awesome. Friendly, helpful, interesting to talk to, informative. That is the kind of store that I would love to see here.
    There's a lovely LQS in Paola and also one in Eureka, I believe. I love the one in Alden, KS, but that's a bit of a drive for you. Hope this helps. Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    If I'm going to dream, I'm going to dream BIG!
    *have free coffee
    *have free chocolate
    *it would be next door
    *I would have my own key so I could shop in my PJ's at 2 am
    *friendly, smart people who LISTENED to what I want, not what they think I want
    *free fabric on my birthday (not like the DMV, you pay them on your b day, dosnt seem right, they should say "happy birthday, heres your free sticker!" )
    *a colorful room with toys and someone to watch the kids so a mom can touch n play with the fabric, instead of what happened last week, saw a little boy wipe his nose on a bolt of fabric, eewwwww
    *no crabby/snotty people allowed
    *open till 8 pm at least 2 days a week
    *lots of different classes, and some for kids too
    Thats all I can think of for now, Im sure more will come to me later!
    You just described Cozy Quilts here in Sunny San
    Diego, CA. They havent offered me a key yet, but I have parked my hiney in a wing back chair to peruse the books or fabs. and I have been to classes and they have some great patterns for the 2.5 in. jelly rolls. Nana Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana pat
    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    If I'm going to dream, I'm going to dream BIG!
    *have free coffee
    *have free chocolate
    *it would be next door
    *I would have my own key so I could shop in my PJ's at 2 am
    *friendly, smart people who LISTENED to what I want, not what they think I want
    *free fabric on my birthday (not like the DMV, you pay them on your b day, dosnt seem right, they should say "happy birthday, heres your free sticker!" )
    *a colorful room with toys and someone to watch the kids so a mom can touch n play with the fabric, instead of what happened last week, saw a little boy wipe his nose on a bolt of fabric, eewwwww
    *no crabby/snotty people allowed
    *open till 8 pm at least 2 days a week
    *lots of different classes, and some for kids too
    Thats all I can think of for now, Im sure more will come to me later!
    You just described Cozy Quilts here in Sunny San
    Diego, CA. They havent offered me a key yet, but I have parked my hiney in a wing back chair to peruse the books or fabs. and I have been to classes and they have some great patterns for the 2.5 in. jelly rolls. Nana Pat
    Nana Pat is right. Cozy Quilts is a very nice store..very friendly, lots of classes, and the owner and her Mom design many patterns and author quilting books.
    For those of you too far away, check out their site.
    http://www.cozyquilt.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I order on line from alot of different vendors. These are the stores I acutally go to and like alot
    http://www.cityquilter.com I'm from NYC and they have great City fabric that I see nowhere else.
    http://www.portsmouthfabric.com Portsmouth NH is too far away for me to go often, but guests always want to go for lobster and I go to the shop for fabric.
    http://www.vermontquilting.com - huge selection, nice folks
    http://www.quiltedthreads.com not cheap, but have a vast selection of gorgeous fabric and are truly nice people.
    http://www.quiltaway.com has good sale fabric and a terrific batik selection, Carol is also a big Patrick Lose fan so I can get his old Playing with Marbles there usually.

    Quilters Workshop on Main Street in Newport NH is my favorite - great people, great fabric and I can't find a website, although I know they have one.

    I also love to shop at Usha Berlin's shop in Hudson, NY - Heirloom Batiks. She doesn't have a website, but does alot of shows. She's great and so are her fabrics.
    Gollytwo: Thanks for the resources!

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    I am so lucky to have two great LQS within 10 minutes of my house...One has awesome customer service and good fabric and the other has awesome fabric and good customer service...if only I could squoosh them together to make the ultimate shop!

    The one with the awesome fabric has one lady that hovers around and is obsessed with putting the bolts back on the shelves...hello...I'm still trying to decide here...back off!! It drives me crazy but man oh man do they have some beautiful fabrics and luckily most of the other girls are really nice.

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