My favorite LQS is the best. I have been reading other posts complaining about chain stores and short FQ at both the chain and LQS, so I thought I would start a thread where we could talk about the good places we go.
I live in a town with at least 5 quilt shops (and just as many yarn shops), so maybe they are more competetive here, but at my favorite (Quilt Beginnings) they give a free FQ with every fabric purchase after you have spent a certain amount over time. They give discounts on the week of your birthday, the staff is so helpful, they are generous with their cutting, helpful with patterns and with fabric selection. I don't think I would have become a quilter if it wasn't for these folks.