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Thread: Quilt shop closing

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    Senior Member laparshall's Avatar
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    I will make a note of these places. I had so much fun and it would be great to add new places. That sounds like a great road trip with a dream ending. Oh to have glorious time after shopping to then sit down and sew without interruption. Have you discovered the Quilt Patch in Tecumseh? I wanted to just move in.

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    I love one of our local quilt shops. Everytime I enter the door, I am greeted with a happy smile and a welcome. The clerk always tells me what sale is going on and then asks if I need any help. It's not just the owner who greets customers this way, it is every single one of the staff.

    To emphasis how important this is to me, I had been in my 'old' favorite quilt shop last Saturday. The staff looked at me like I was imposing, after several minutes in the store, I was nodded at. There was nothing I 'needed' so I left. I then went to the above mentioned store and was greeted warmly. Again, there was nothing I 'needed', just was browsing. I left with $336.00 in fabric that I didn't need but am very happy to have. Pretty sure I paid a good portion of the clerks' wages that day. I can't spend that kind of money all the time, but there are enough of us in town that will keep that shop humming for a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng time.


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    Yeah it's had. My quilt shop is closing, I shouldn't say 'my' because I don't own it but I do feel so very comfortable there. This is the first shop I went into when I started to learn to quilt. They have all been so friendly and patient with me and the mistakes I have made while learning. I know them all by name and they definitely know me!

    I was so looking forward to the 'block-month' this year. Actually I like the colour selection so much that when she said she was closing and had a special sale for us regulars, I bought all the fabric needed to make a quilt. I just finished the top and will 'borrow' her tables next week to sandwich. I just don't have the room in a small townhouse to layout a twin quilt to sandwich. I have told them all how much I'll miss their friendly faces.

    Now I need to find a new place to feed this new addiction called quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcurvey
    Yeah it's had. My quilt shop is closing, I shouldn't say 'my' because I don't own it but I do feel so very comfortable there. This is the first shop I went into when I started to learn to quilt. They have all been so friendly and patient with me and the mistakes I have made while learning. I know them all by name and they definitely know me!

    I was so looking forward to the 'block-month' this year. Actually I like the colour selection so much that when she said she was closing and had a special sale for us regulars, I bought all the fabric needed to make a quilt. I just finished the top and will 'borrow' her tables next week to sandwich. I just don't have the room in a small townhouse to layout a twin quilt to sandwich. I have told them all how much I'll miss their friendly faces.

    Now I need to find a new place to feed this new addiction called quilting.
    That's interesting. Quilt Corner in Pensecola is the first Quilt shop I went to. I was on vacation, got drug in there and found the fabric for my Yellow Brick Road Quilt. They also had the pattern for sale. At the time, the people seemed nice. This was in about 2003 or 2004. I had never been to Florida before.

    I bring my Queen size quilts to work to sandwich, but have been offered tables down at Eddie's Quilting Bee (here in California) if I need them for an hour or two and they don't have a class going.

    tim in san jose



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    "That's interesting. Quilt Corner in Pensecola is the first Quilt shop I went to. I was on vacation, got drug in there and found the fabric for my Yellow Brick Road Quilt. They also had the pattern for sale. At the time, the people seemed nice. This was in about 2003 or 2004. I had never been to Florida before.

    I bring my Queen size quilts to work to sandwich, but have been offered tables down at Eddie's Quilting Bee (here in California) if I need them for an hour or two and they don't have a class going.

    tim in san jose"
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    Tim, no offense, but anyone in this part of Florida is going to seem nice compared to people in the Bay area. :wink:

    And since you mentioned Yellow Brick Road, have you seen the upcoming Wizard of Oz fabrics? They will be out in December and you can pre-order them from some online shops.

    I used to order from Eddie's! Now I just look at their equilter.com website and wish I could afford it. Even their sales aren't in my price range. Lucky you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker101
    "That's interesting. Quilt Corner in Pensecola is the first Quilt shop I went to. I was on vacation, got drug in there and found the fabric for my Yellow Brick Road Quilt. They also had the pattern for sale. At the time, the people seemed nice. This was in about 2003 or 2004. I had never been to Florida before.

    I bring my Queen size quilts to work to sandwich, but have been offered tables down at Eddie's Quilting Bee (here in California) if I need them for an hour or two and they don't have a class going.

    tim in san jose"
    Tim, no offense, but anyone in this part of Florida is going to seem nice compared to people in the Bay area. :wink:

    I used to order from Eddie's! Now I just look at their equilter.com website and wish I could afford it. Even their sales aren't in my price range. Lucky you!

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    I am not from here. I just live here.

    And if you didn't quilt so fast, the money wouldn't matter so much. Quilt slooooow, like me.

    *L*

    tim in san jose

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    I know you are not from there Tim! Just watch out for those people in Cupertino, Palo Alto, etc.

    If they even smell middle class on you, you're done for!

    I try to slow down, but my creativity is on Fast Forward!
    :D

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