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Thread: Dose your LQS

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    Catter to your needs? The one I go to ( Near my work) dose. They even ordred my hand needles that they did not carry. They even looked for a book that was no longer available and got it for me. Their motto is: If we do not have it we will get it for you.

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    Mine totally does, if their is something i want and they don't have it, they order it right then and there. I love them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    Catter to your needs? The one I go to ( Near my work) dose. They even ordred my hand needles that they did not carry. They even looked for a book that was no longer available and got it for me. Their motto is: If we do not have it we will get it for you.

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    Also if i am interested in taking a class(but can't do the one that is offered) , sometimes they will call me and let me choose a date that works for me, before putting it on the calendar, then they put up the date i chose for the class :-)

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    Yes, the local shop that I go to most frequently does cater to quilters' needs. they always tell you, if you don't see it, just ask. They have ordered special silk thread for me, and a stencil I needed. They are great.

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    The one I go to is fantastic. When I first got into quilting, I went to the closest shop, and had a horrible experience. I was left as a newbie to wander, not realizing one room was for staff only (then put up a sign that says staff only).

    The staff were snobs to say the least. My quilting teacher suggested another one and I absolutely love going there. They will order things for me, help with colors, and make sure that everyone walking in the door has a good experience. I guess that is why they are one of the 16 Hometown Favorite Quilt shops from McCalls.

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    some of ours do, some don't.

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    I've shopped LQS's in many states. To date, everyone has bent over backwards to help get what I need. Even at major quilt shows. Last year, at Paduach, one shop/vender, called home to make sure they had the fabric in stock, and mailed it to me, no shipping charge. Another vender, at the same show, pulled a pattern they were sold out of, out of a kit so I could buy it. Before the local LQS went out of business, they would pull out the wholesale catalog and look up the item I was looking for, and put it on the order for me. Was sad to see them close. The owners had to close to care for elderly parents.

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    Yes we have a good shop here and in Lyons (nearby town)

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    From these responses it seems that the owners of the LQS are the best around, YEA for them!

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    Mine does! Janet, the owner, makes it a point to remember everyone who comes into her shop and make them feel at home! She has very few customers that hand quilt, so when I asked for my brand of needle, she started carrying them for me. If I need something and she doesn't have it in stock, she has let me look through her ordering books to find it and then she has ordered it for me.

    I love this gal! If you are ever in Clarksburg, WV, be sure to stop in at Classic Quilt Shop! Janet will make you feel right at home!

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    We only have 1 LQS near us.
    She'd do her best if I needed something special.

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    No I feel they want me to adjust to what they carry. When I asked about all cotton thread I got a speal about how wonderful the polly thread was for the long arm quilting machine they have in their shop. I am not debating that it is or not, I have no idea, but I wanted 100% cotton thread and they do not cary it. I asked them to cary it as did my friends. Weird I think. Whe I asked about Moda muslin I was told how much like Moda their muslin was. I do not buy the polly thread or their muslin. Not that there is anything wrong with it I just wanted another product. So back home and behind the computer to order along with my quilt bee ladies. Hmmmmm then they wonder why we don't buy?

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    Two that are closest to me are nice shops but so IGNORANT! By that I mean when I ask about a quilting product that the shop does not sell I get the blank look of What are you talking about? Never heard of such thing. Not just the new items but the basics too. For example I asked about the pre cut hexagon papers. I got the Never heard of those before, what do you do with them? from the owner/manager. I asked about the quilt Halo, a new item from Sharon Schamber and got WHO is she? Never heard of her or the halo. I don't like that at all. One quick google search and I can buy online without being made to feel stupid.

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    Yes and just last week I week in looking for an interfacing , but didn't know they name or anything ( had used it 3 years ago ) gave a basic description , the clerk knew exactly what I wanted/ needed even when I didn't :lol:

    It was an interfacing to back white fabrics so when you applique on darker fabric it doesn't show thru as much :thumbup: And that is how I explained it

    :roll: LOL

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    Ours is the greatest. They are some of the nicest and friendliest people I know.

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