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    Not our local one, but I think it's a great idea! There was a store in the next town over that had a large bucket filled with buttons that she would throw change in there and tell the kids to go "fishing" any money they found was theirs to keep. Too bad she had to close down the store.

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    I don't think that I have ever seen kids in any quilt shop either....

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    Yes my LQS has an entire corner boxed in with fabrics on one side of the cabinets and the inside is a play room for kids, It is close to the cutting table and the cutter will police the action, If a child gets mean,she will call him down, Once a mom got upset because someone else called her son down. The owner said politely that it would happen again if he threw the toys at others and if she didnt want it to happen, not to bring him the next time. She has been back with him several times. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Seriously. The one I shopped at most, when my kids were small, had a toy box to keep the kids busy while I shopped.

    It was the Quilt Farm in Boston, NY. http://www.quiltfarm.net/

    Now that I think of it... that was the only LQS I was ever in that had a toy box.

    Had anybody else seen a toy box in their LQS?
    Yes, ours does. It helps keep kids out of the threads!!

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    Bad idea! With everything going around, imagine what your child or grandchild could pick up! Nasty, nasty. Best idea is to leave the children home or shop while they are in school. :thumbdown:

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    Mine does, but they will ask you if you want them to bring the box of stuff out before they say anything to your child. My GD is still to young to me to leave comfortably by herself, so she stays by me, looks at the pretty colors and sings!! When she's a little older, I won't have a problem letting her play, I don't think she can catch any more crap with their toys than she does at the daycare!!

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    Mine has one - it can be very useful to keep little ones occupied

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    I wonder if they could make one big enough for hubby's ;-)

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    Mine has a whole play area for little ones with a toy sewing machine.

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    Only one out of eight in my area has one and a little table for them to sit at with coloring books and crayons. Windy Moon Quilts.

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    One store in my area had a DVD player that showed continuous animal films and cartoons. I don't remember ever seeing a child act up, except when it was time to leave. As for germs, I think my kids picked up more germs at Sunday School than in any store.

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    OK Quilt Works in Okla City has packets for each child to color, play, etc. It's toward the middle back of the store with tables and chairs. I see kiddos sitting there playing all the time. Thank goodness I don't have to take any with me when I go.

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    No but DD is old enough now that I just send her to the pattern area with her NintendoDS.

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    My LQS has a little room in the back with a few toys, a child-size table and chairs, etc. A neat little place for the kiddies while mom indulges her "habit".

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    No but I think it's a great idea! The only downside I can see would be the "health" issues that might be involved nowadays.

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    One of the ones I have gone to does, and most of the yarn shops I frequent have toys and books for the kids. One even has a set up in the corner so mom can sit and knit while the kids are within sight.

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    When I first read the title of this thread, I thought you might be referring to a "toy box" of quilting gadgets that the quilters can try before they buy...which I think would be an awesome idea! :)

    I have not noticed a play area for kids in any shops I go to, but I don't have little ones anymore, so I haven't thought about looking. But I think it's a good idea. It's been a lot of years, but I hated shopping with my kids when they were little because I couldn't concentrate on what I wanted to do when they were with me.

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    No but we only have a Joann's close by us. God bless. Penny

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    Tammy Tadd's in Sycamore IL. has one tucked in the sale corner at the back of the store away from the door. Very bright and cheerful. Also a couple of chairs for the non shopper.

    Prairie Shop Quilt's in Batavia has a great area by the books. Nice table and chairs so you can actually look at the books.

    Both are great stores with friendly staffs. No wonder my budget is always shot.

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    Yes our LQS does have a toy box and a store dog (a live one) that the kids love. The toys are fun and keep them occupied, but the dog is even better. Abby loves children and is more than happy to play with even the littlest of the kids who accompany thier mom's. Lot of people come into the shop just to say hi to her. :)

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    How sweet to have a toy area for the kiddos. I love the stores that have an easy chair and tv for the hubbies too. Now how clever is all that? Keep the family occupied while the quilter takes her time and spends big bucks. Kudos to those shops! I hope they are surviving during these hard times. They really deserve it. Cater to us and we will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiebear1
    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    Yes, Great American Quilt Factory in Denver, CO has a play area with a small table and chairs and lots of toys to keep the kids occupied while Mom shops.

    They also have some nice chairs by the book section so you can really relax while deciding which book is the one for you.

    I used to live in Denver, and this was my favorite LQS.
    I used to live in Denver too, but back then I didn't quilt. My kids still live there. Next time I go visit I will have to go there. Do you remember what part of town it was in?
    Here is a link for the Great American Quilt Factory located on E. Hampden Ave. (just north of the Denver Tech Center). It is a quilters paradise.

    http://www.greatamericanquilt.com/

    Here is another one on Holly (near Countyline Rd.). It is smaller but has a very nice selection of fabrics, books, and patterns.

    http://www.quiltcabin.com/

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    the one lqs i frequently go to has a toy box . matter of fact that is the one place my niece goes straight to when she is done picking out fabrics with auntie .

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    the one lqs i frequently go to has a toy box . matter of fact that is the one place my niece goes straight to when she is done picking out fabrics with auntie .

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    cool idea

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