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Thread: Largest Quilt Shop in America?

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    Hi I am new to quilting and I was wondering what the largest quilt shop is in America? I live in Houston and the largest one near me has 10,000 bolts. Thanks!

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    Interesting question.

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    Wouldn't it be Keepsake Quilting in N.H.?

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    Yes I think Keepsake is the largest.

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    What about Mary Jo's in Charlotte or there is one in Kentucky that I can't remember the name of. And then there is Hancock's of Paducah.

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    I'll put up M&L Fabrics in Buena Park, CA against any of them. I think they converted a grocery store to a fabric shop. It is a 3.5 HOUR drive from my house, but I am planning a trip there this summer. You can read about it here:
    http://narniamum.blogspot.com/2010/1...tual-tour.html

    Sandy

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    What is the name of that one in Houston? Just curious. Hate to think I am missing anything...lol

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    There is a large one in Boulder, CO, but not how it would compare to the 10,000 bolts. OMG, where to begin in that store!

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    Never thought about this before.

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    Loving Stitches Quilt Store - 7076 Ramsey Street
    Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
    (910) 630-3912....10,000 sq ft...found them online.

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    mary jo's website says 32,000 sq ft and 30 employees on the floor at any time! It is huge!

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    I don't know if Marshall Dry Goods Co in Batesville, AR is considered a quilt store but they have a huge warehouse full of quilt fabric.

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    Where is this?
    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    mary jo's website says 32,000 sq ft and 30 employees on the floor at any time! It is huge!

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    I really like this question but just wish we had something other than Joann's in my area. I think I know every bolt in the quilting dept. at Joann's. That's alright though as I've learned the trick of how to use their 50% off coupons when the quilting fabric in on sale. Look for the higher end fabric and get a great bargin, smile.

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    The Painted Pony in La Porte has 10,000 bolts. Quilters Cottage in Richmond (where I live) has 6,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    What is the name of that one in Houston? Just curious. Hate to think I am missing anything...lol
    Sorry I replied in the thread....still getting used to this board and how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    What about Mary Jo's in Charlotte or there is one in Kentucky that I can't remember the name of. And then there is Hancock's of Paducah.
    Hancock's of Paducah is in Paducah Kentucky :) ( at least I THINK it is!)

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    I googled largest quilt shop in America and keepsake quilting came up.

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    Keepsake claims over 10,000 bolts, but Rosie's Calico Cupboard in San Diego, CA claims over 18,000.

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    I love this question. I now have a number of other locations to check out when DH and I are traveling around the United States. I'd like to add in Rosie's Calico Cupboard in San Diego, CA - 20,000 bolts of cotton and a huge room of tools along with a sea trunk full of buttons. Fun stop and no too overwhelming. But now I have my eiye out on visiting M and L in Anaheim. Thanks everyone, keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1943
    Where is this?
    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    mary jo's website says 32,000 sq ft and 30 employees on the floor at any time! It is huge!
    Mary Jo's Cloth Store Inc
    401 Cox Road
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    www.maryjos.com

    exit 22 off I-85

    not an employee, just a very satisfied customer

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    Not sure how many bolts, but FABRIC DEPOT in Portland, OR is "an acre and a half of fabric"!

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    Thank you AgapeStitches,
    I'm going to be in South Carolina in May and will find this place during our visit.

    Quote Originally Posted by AgapeStitches
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1943
    Where is this?
    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    mary jo's website says 32,000 sq ft and 30 employees on the floor at any time! It is huge!
    Mary Jo's Cloth Store Inc
    401 Cox Road
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    www.maryjos.com

    exit 22 off I-

    not an employee, just a very satisfied customer

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    You're welcome.

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    Mary Jo's is huge but it also carries other fabric. They have quilting (great selection), bridal, upholstery, and apparel fabric. It's like a candy store for people who sew.

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