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Thread: Chicago area Quilt Shops

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    Sister and I area attending an expo in Schaumburg 1st of April. (http://www.sewingexpo.com/ChicagoIL.aspx) Does anyone have a list of LQS in the area or know of a Shop Hop listing? Always nice to find some place new. Thanks!

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    Fabrics 2 Etc in Bensenville, IL. Quilters Destination in Arlington Heights. I've been to both, worth the visit. I know there are more out towards Schaumburg than Chicago, actually.

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    If like batiks you really need to go to Quilt fabric. com It has the biggest selection of batiks of any store I have ever been in. Do not let the name confuse you it is a real store.
    I also like Pieceful Hearts fabric. Very good selection of all types of quilting fabric.
    Have fun , maybe I will see you at the show. I am still mourning the loss of International Quilt show.

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    Fabric Etc.II is terrific...There is a shop very close to the expo...on Plumgrove Rd.,in Palantine(?)..Prints Charming. I haven't been there in a couple of years so check before. All the good ones are in the suburbs. The only one that is worth going into the city is in Bucktown, but with traffic...it could be a 2hour drive.
    A store that isn't a quilt shop...but a fabric shop. Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, on Main St. LOTS of fabrics...

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    A lady frrom Joanns told me about Fishmans downtown - haven't been yet but check out the website!
    http://fishmansfabrics.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Fabric Etc.II is terrific...There is a shop very close to the expo...on Plumgrove Rd.,in Palantine(?)..Prints Charming. I haven't been there in a couple of years so check before. All the good ones are in the suburbs. The only one that is worth going into the city is in Bucktown, but with traffic...it could be a 2hour drive.
    A store that isn't a quilt shop...but a fabric shop. Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, on Main St. LOTS of fabrics...
    Prints Charming went out of business. I was at Fishmann's ( there is a Vogue Fabric very close by). It had primarily decorator fabric and a bit pricey.

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    The Vogue in Evanston has about 1/2 the 1 store in quality cottons. It is 4 store fronts together. And a whole room of remnants...I go bonkers in the remnants.
    If you go here, please make sure that you feed the meters...they are cheap...25cents per hour....but the ticket isn't.

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    quilt fabric for batiks! no doubt the best selection in area.

    Vogue is more home dec and bridal etc IMO

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    A Touch of Amish is in downtown Barrington - just a few miles from the convention center. Great fabrics, great staff, lots of completed quilts on display with patterns and fabrics options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    Fabrics 2 Etc in Bensenville, IL. Quilters Destination in Arlington Heights. I've been to both, worth the visit. I know there are more out towards Schaumburg than Chicago, actually.
    Mary Forte at Fabrics Etc. 2 in Bensenville is MY LQS owner/operator and she has fabulous stuff, friendly staff, lessons and the whole 9 yards!


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