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Chicago - here I come!

Old 04-08-2018, 11:09 AM
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I'll be visiting family this week and spending a day at the Int'l Quilt Festival in Chicago - any suggestions regarding local shops to visit while in the area? Thanks in advance for your ideas

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Old 04-08-2018, 03:25 PM
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I live in Chicago's western suburbs and will also be at the Quilt Festival next weekend.

Some local stores I like are:

Thimbles in Lockport
Quilters Quest in Woodridge
Prairie Stitches quilt shop in Oswego
Roberts Sewing Center in Crest Hill

Quiltfabric.com just closed, sadly
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:50 PM
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No suggestions but have a great time. It's put on by the same people who put the International Quilt Festival in Houston on. I've always wanted to go to the Chicago show.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:47 PM
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Thank you Elise! I was just on the Quilters Quest website before I jumped back here and saw your list of recommendations. I'll be in Lisle so not too awful far from any of the above shops. Last visit to Chicago included a wedding in Oswego so I'm familiar with the location. I hope you enjoy your time at the show!

Patrice - I'm sure it will be a fun day I purposely arranged my visit to coincide with the show and my cousin (who doesn't quilt but does needlepoint) has agreed to spend as much time at the show as I wish! My plan is to 'test drive' the Bernina 770QE and every long arm machine I can get my hands on I'm really excited to see the quilts entered in the show too - I'm sure they will be amazing. Houston is on my bucket list - someday!

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