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Old 07-23-2008, 01:43 AM
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Do you have a fav. quilt shop that will go out of the way for you? I just found one. I had a hard time finding a feathered heart stencil for quilting my quilt. This shop was tring to find one for me after I went to 4 other shops. They to are having a hard time . I found one but it is papper and I need to make a plat. one but I'm having a hard time of it. so the shop told me to bring it in so they could do it. And get this with no charge. they even said if they had had the stencil they would have let me use it as long as i needed it also no charge. I found my shop.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:44 AM
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Quilt4U...do they have an online addy??I have one here too that I just love. She lets you shop for hours and hours and leaves you to drool..look, think...so wonderful. Anything she will help...answer, order...and, there I could live and never go home:))LOL This store is Quilter's Harvest. We are lucky in we have many all different directions. I find in the more expanded quilt stores here, they don't talk to you or make you feel as if you could ask a question...and we always end up here at this one. Again, and again:))I'd about move to be closer:))LOL
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:49 AM
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Here it is marketquilting.com. She dose not have an online store, but you could call or email them.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:52 AM
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My favorite is Prairie Quilts here in Wichita. It's small, jammed packed to the rafters with fabric, the ladies are monumentally friendly and knowledgeable. they also have a huge ol' siamese cat (my favorite) that greets customers and keeps an eye on things but he doesn't like to answer questions :) he's more the strong silent type lol. If I know a storm is coming whether it's ice, snow or rain, they know I'll be showing up to get some goodies! The Turning Twenty quilt they helped me put together turned out incredible. It took us 3 hours to pick everything out but nobody batted an eyelash or acted like I was taking too long. I think I need to go visit them this weekend!
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:24 AM
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My closest quilt shop is almost an hour away. They are very nice and have special ordered many things for me and are always willing to go the extra mile. They will help you search for fabric or will leave you alone to shop by yourself-what ever you want to do.

I used to work in a quilt shop--now that is FUN!!! You get to fondle, drool, etc all day. And people bring in their projects (gorgeous) and ask for advice. You get to see a lot of neat quilts and learn from the customers too. It is a dream job-but you lose money-I spent my whole paycheck and then some-but oh, what a stash!!!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:41 AM
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yea, the Homespun Quilts in Butler (Al)... I brag about them all the time!
http://thehomespunquilts.com/

tell 'em I sent ya!

Seriously, at our quilt guild meeting last night I passed out business cards for the gals and really bragged them up - they are just new and getting started and are really nice and helpful and run an AFFORDABLE shop!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:47 AM
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WOW! What an awesome shop. I;'m gonna have to go elsewhere for fabric. Walmart here is getting worse & worse for helping people. Get this.... I was told yesterday by fabric manager/friend that soon they'll be cutting out fabric too cuz according to Walmart, the fabric area is too time consuming? Cutting fabric? Taking time to actually talk to people. I"M NOT HAPPY..
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:48 AM
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Yes, my favorite is about an hour away. They let me drool all over their store, stay as long as I want, help me if I need it or leave me alone if I don't. They let me pull out bolts and pile them to the ceiling to play with them. They even "babysit" my DH while I shop! I love it that I can call her when I've forgotten to get something and she will so sweetly just drop it in the mail for me! They are very nice, encouraging & supportive and have all the niceties like the sew & tell sessions, lots of classes (some for free)...just wish I lived closer so I could go to those. Its in Jackson, TN.
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babeegirl...I've been there and it was fun! I bought a Christmas kit from them and there was plenty in it too!:0)Skeat
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Oh, wow. I feel like I live in the promised land when it comes to quilt shops. My town has a population of 2,000, three quilt shops and four longarmers...none big enough to have online stores. Just a bit down the road, however, are some major players with fantastic goods. A day of fabric shopping in this area can last the whole weekend!!

For novelty fabrics and 1930's repros I go to Sunshine Carousel Quilt Shop http://www.scqs.com/
For antique reproductions I go to Pickering Farm http://www.pickeringfarmquiltshop.com/
For upscale fabrics like Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett, I go to Peggy Anne's http://www.peggyannes.com/default.asp
For batiks, Daiwabo Taupes and Japanese fabrics I go to Quilted Threads http://www.quiltedthreads.com/index.html They have no online store, but they are my very favorite place to go for help, support, feedback, and reassurance. They are awesome people with awesome fabrics.
And, of course, for absolutely everything and if I just want to be open to sensory overload, I go to Keepsake Quilting http://www.keepsakequilting.com/

Yup, New Hampshire is a quilter's dream!! And it's all tax free!
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