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Thread: Name of your favorite LQS and the town it is located in

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    I'm always curious to see the names of quilt shops. Many are quilting related, such as Flying Geese Quilt Shop in Spicer, MN, where my parents have a seasonal camper. Within 10 mile of me, I have Cottage Quilts, in Elk River, Fat Quarter Quilts in Coon Rapids and then Kalla Lily, in Blaine. When I make it to a LQS, it is usually Fat Quarter. Where do you all frequent?

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    I have just recently discovered a LQS within 10kms (7 miles) of my place that I didn't even know existed. I have been living in this area for nearly 4 years so I can't believe it took that long to find E&E Creations in Newton. It is a very usual little store. She is the community post office, variety store, quilt shop and Pfaff dealer all rolled into one. Out of her building she also runs classes and sells completed projects (quilts,etc) Fabric inventory is not large but excellent quality and the owner/operator is extremely knowledgeable. You can give her dimensions of a project and she can calculate sashing or binding yardages in seconds (now that is talent) I also have nearby Fabricland and Len's Mills where is inventory is larger, but you can't beat the personal touch of your LQS

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    Viking Says Sew and Quilt in Greenville, SC and it's counterpart Heirlooms and Sewing in Central SC.

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    It's called Just For Fun Fabrics, and it is in Fort Smith, Arkansas. That's down here. Back home I used to love going to Saftler's in Whitman, Massachusetts.

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    Quilting Adventures, in Richmond Virginia. She just moved into a slightly closer location to me, so she is only 20 miles away now, instead of 27!!! Her fabric sense, choices etc, jive so much with mine, it would probably be bad if she was closer!
    There is also JoJo's in Chester, Va, which is about 11 miles away, and its a nice store too!

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    Quilters Heart in Sandwich Il
    Also The Fabric Center in Morris IL

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    ther are quite a few for different reasons,but I would have to say Bella Quilts,Tucson az

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    Somewhere Sewing in Johnson City, TN----Thousands of beautiful bolsts of fabric, excellent sales and customer service is awesome.

    Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough, TN----Lots of gorgeous fabrics and quilts, very friendly staff and gorgeous store.

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    I generally shop at Sew Many Ideas in Jackson, TN. She has excellent fabric, offers very reasonably priced classes and is a Bernina dealer also. :D

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    Around me we have: Calico Basket, Windham, ME, Cottonweeds, Freeport, ME and Quiltessentials, Auburn, ME. They are all great and I usually hit them whenever I am in that area, though since Calico Basket is the closest they get more of my money.

    There is another one called Kedar Quilts that the owner of a B&B runs in the basement of her B&B and that one is wonderful too. The owner is from England and is a hoot - in her late 70's and has more energy than I do. It is the farthest away from me and in the winter with the snow and ice I don't go there as often.

    And then there is Marden's, an all purpose surplus store that carries quilt shop quality fabric. If you are looking for somethng in particular you might not find it, but I bet you would not leave there with out buying something! They carry all the name brand designers and it is usually under $3.00 a yard!

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    Quilters Cottage in Kearney, Nebraska

    and when I visit Phoenix, 35h Ave Sew and Vac in Chandler area

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    The Feathered Star in Katy, Tx and Quilters Quarters in Conroe, TX. Both are unique and wonderful stores with friendly staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Somewhere Sewing in Johnson City, TN----Thousands of beautiful bolsts of fabric, excellent sales and customer service is awesome.
    Oh, I have relatives in the Johnson City area! I may suddenly be feeling an urge to visit!

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    The one I shop at is called Sew For Fun and it's in Maryville MO. She has a good selection of 1930's my favorite!!!

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    Candy's Quiltworks in Northridge, Ca. Candy's has over 10,000 bolts of good quilt fabric, they have over 1600 bolts of just batiks. The people in the store are really nice.

    Candy's is not really my LQS, but within 20 minute drive, if you live in So. Cal, check it out.

    I try not to go in our LQS that is right in my city. They are rude and are not helpful at all. The owners are the ones that are the most rude of the group. They have one employee that is nice. I go there only if I ABSOLUTELY have to. I have probably been in there maybe 5 times in 5 years.

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    I live in a small town, so I have to travel about 30 minutes to my LQS. Something To Crow About in Springfield, Oregon, she/they are wonderful, friendly and helpful. Not to mention nice fabric selection. :thumbup:

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    Mary Jo's. located in Gastonia NC. 32,000 sq. ft. of material. The have at least 30 cutters on the floor at all times. And always friendly and helpful! It is about 1 1/2 hr drive for me. but well worth it. She has an on line site. and you can take a virual tour of the store. Love this place!!

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    Mine is The Cotton Patch in Lafayette, CA. There are numerous others I like too: Quilter's Inn, Danville, CA; Thimble Creek, Concord, CA; New Pieces, Berkeley, CA; Main Street Quilts, Martinez,CA

    Cute names too!

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    Heirloom Quilts in Poulsbo, WA. I'm in there two days a week, every week, and my son has nearly grown up there (doesn't help that my Aunt works there, and is the one who got me hooked). Two of the owners are irritating and not helful at all, one of them is fabulous, and happens to be the one working with my aunt every Tuesday and Friday.

    The other ones nearby are Quilted Strait, in Port Angeles and soon to be Port Gamble (3 miles from my house!! WOO!!); Kingston Quilt Shop, Kingston, WA; Material Girls, Silverdale, WA.

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    My LQS is called The Plaid Square-I love this place, their customer service skills are top notch! They always call me by name and want to help whenever they can!! Another one that is close to me is called The Fabric Shop-I love the material that they choose, different ones than my other LQS so I get lots of options between the two!!

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    Ericas In South Bend IN. They are so friendly and helpful :lol: Maybe too helpful :roll: If you know what I mean :wink: LOL They also have an online site

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    I don't have access to a local quilt shop and the closest one is two and half hours from me and I choose not to shop there. The one I use is in southern Ontario, I bought my Grand Quilter from them. The Quilter's Choice and they are in Kingston, Ontario.

    I email them, and they send me stuff...I love it! lol :)

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    We have many shops here in Phx. AZ. The biggest with 15,000 bolts is 35th Ave Sew and Vac. It is a real treat to go thru. Sections for 30.s and 1800,s. Even one for Thimbleberries. It is big and even has a large selection of long arm machines set up to demo. They do repairs and sell used and new machines.
    But like most shops it is expensive so do most of my fabric buying on line now.

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    Hmmm, that's tough because I actually have 2 that I love, one to the east of me and one to the west. They are:

    Pinwheel Fabrics in Alexander, AR

    Hickory Hill Sewing Center in Hot Springs, AR

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    Quote Originally Posted by montanaquilter
    My LQS is called The Plaid Square-I love this place, their customer service skills are top notch! They always call me by name and want to help whenever they can!! Another one that is close to me is called The Fabric Shop-I love the material that they choose, different ones than my other LQS so I get lots of options between the two!!
    A city and state?? we ALL want to be able to shop there!!!

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