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Thread: Unfriendly Quilt Shops?

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    Wouldn't be a problem for me.I shop with my pocketbook & only open it where I feel welcome.Works for me,regardless of what they sell, chairs, fabric or clothing.JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    No, but i bet they won't be open long with service like that
    My thought exactly.

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    I would never go back!

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    Easy fix for that LQS and the copy guy -- don't go back and spreak the word! What goes around, comes around.

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    Congrats, Gramma Gayle! There's nothing more wonderful than grandchildren!

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    Never heard of that before! I have put myself in the car with the blocks and gone on my to a different shop!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    geesh, sounds like the sister of a shop around here...
    it is sad when store owners go out of their way to keep good business away.
    she does not understand word of mouth can make or break a business. i hope this experience does not sour her toward quilt shops there are are alot who are totally opposite....in fact my favorite lqs LOVES SHOW AND TELL and they do not care one bit if the fabric came from anywhere else, or the pattern or anything like that...in fact they do not require you to buy their fabric if you take a class. you may need a pattern or book specific but you are welcome to bring fabrics from your stash; they don't ask...they don't comment (unless of course it is something fabulous they want some of too!)
    that (other one) we pretty much avoid unless we have to have something we just can not find anywhere else, or have to have it right away-no time to order from somewhere else...that's too bad too...i still stop in once in awhile when the owner is not there...i'm friends with her employees but i don't give her much of my $$--she treated my hubby poorly when he was christmas shopping and lost a $200 sale...he walked out and went to the (good/friendly) shop. makes you wonder how they stay in business...
    I had an experience at one of my LQS, me and my Sweetheart were shopping for thread to match binding and when I opened my bag to pull out the fabric piece to match we were both followed throughout the store. I picked up on it first then my Sweetheart did he became so upset that he said leave eveything on the counter and walk way. I have never been back. I use to leave at least $200 everytime I went in.
    Too bad for them.

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    I'm sorry if this got people all worked up. I just felt sorry for the woman who had the experience -- I was there when she was telling the story. She was a new quilter and was truly amazed that she wouldn't be charged a fee for assistance. I agree, probably 99.9 percent of the quilt shop employees and owners are more than thrilled to see new projects and help in any way that they can. It just takes one stinker to discourage a new quilter. I do know from my own experience and that of a friend that a particular quilt shop owner could get really snippy if you brought in "foreign" fabric -- she's out of business, too! Let's all just say thank you to all of those wonderful people who love their quilter/customers and love their jobs -- sharing our quilting passions with them is half the fun of quilting -- it isn't a hobby that can truly be enjoyed alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingmama
    Until you have seen it and experienced it, it's just a story from someone about someone else.
    We don't know what really happened and have to give the other party a chance to explain themselves too.

    Just to be fair.
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    I have never heard of such a thing!

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