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Thread: Another one bites the dust

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    Last year I found a lovely LQS close to work. I thought "how convenient" while DH mentioned that it could be quite the temptation. Well - no worries there because it closed shop last week. The owners retired and I wish them well. But.... Bummer!

    So I was gearing up to take a trip to the other LQS in Sacramento. Tonight, as I was cleaning out my SPAM folder, I found an email from that store that they are out of business as well. The owner needs to take care of her health and I wish her well. But still... Double-bummer!

    Now I went from Madquilter to Sadquilter.

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    Sorry to hear of your lost.

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    Oh no!! That IS a bummer :(

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    Seems like there are fewer and fewer quilt shops, at least in this part of the world! Guess it is the economy/online shops, but how sad! I have one nice shop about 45 minutes away, after that is is 1 1/2- 2 hr drive...

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    unfortunately this will be the scene played out all across the country this year....too many online shops and not enough foot traffic in most places, and rising shipping, and other costs are not helping!

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    Crud. I hadn't heard that two local stores had closed! Major bummer indeed.

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    That's what your stash if for!!LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    That's what your stash if for!!LOL!!
    Are you suggesting that I should open my own store? lol

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    I understand times are tough, but I can't believe a shop can't stay open in an area like Sacramento.

    Sorry for the double whammy. Maybe someone will be inspired to open up a new store in that area and you'll be back in business. :)

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    That is a double bummer!!Hope you find another shop soon,because even with a stash we still need to have a fix now and then. :lol: :roll:

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    You should open a quilt shop!!!!

    You can do it!

    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    That's what your stash if for!!LOL!!
    Are you suggesting that I should open my own store? lol

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    You'd think one closing so close to another would help one stay in business but illness makes it hard if you don't make enough to pay the help.

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    (((HUGS))) What a disappointment :(

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    How very disappointing.

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    I would love to open a quilt shop, but it wouldn't do well where I live.

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    I feel your pain....the nearest quilt shop to me is about 85 miles away. I load up when I get to go or when I go to quilt shows. But it would be nice to have one closer...like right now, I have run out of black civil war repro fabrics for quilt I'm working on and have to wait until I can make the trip for some more. Theres always online shopping when theres nothing else.

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    How sad!

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    Oh sorry but there is always the Internet!

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    You must be talking about Quilters Stash in Rocklin? Have you tried Bearpaws and Hollyhocks in Sacramento or Quilters Corner in Sacramento. I live in Roseville and highly recommend both. Bearpaws is small but really has alot of fabric and great staff and Quilter Corner is fabulous too!

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    Thank goodness for all the great online quilt shops!

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    Bummer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus
    Thank goodness for all the great online quilt shops!
    Yeap. I'd have to agree. :thumbup:

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    Sorry about them closing shop on you like they did. I personally like to "see and touch" the fabric I buy.

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    I have shopped a couple of times on-line but prefer to go to a store. I want to see the colors and feel the fabric. You can't get that on-line.
    Fortunately there are 2 great stores near me.
    I agree, losing 2 stores is a BUMMER.

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    closing of fabric stores is happening to often nowadays...when I moved here 6 yrs ago there were 3 quilt shops and Walmart...all thats left now is Walmart and luckily they are keeping their fabric dept...other than Walmart we have to drive 40 to 50 miles

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