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Thread: Quilt Shops Closing

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    Are you seeing quilt shops closing in your areas?

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    Not in Columbus.

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    not so far

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    Unfortunately, yes. A lovely store that has been in business for 10 years is closing in western CT. I have only been there a few times because for me, it's difficult to get to. I feel sorry for the store owner. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    Not yet, my LQS is wonderful, I've decided to buy there rather than online when I need something. Save the shipping and hopefully the LQS too.

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    No. I buy everything from the LQS, except for the things she does not carry.

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    We're losing one in Titusville but have a new one in New Smyrna Beach which is much closer for me.

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    Not so far. We only have one small LQS and I feel very fortunate that we have the one. She always has just what I need........and a little bit more.

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    not so far

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    Not in Battle Creek Michigan, Marshall Michigan or Ceresco Michigan. I think the ones in Kalamazoo Mi are also still open.

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    yes, but they started shutting down in my area before the economy and price increases.

    we have 1 shop left and walmart has actually double their fabric dept in response to all the closings.

    i've always shopped on line because fabric cost $12 a yard, before the prices went up, and now they are $14 a yard.

    i can buy the same fabric on line for $4-$7 a yard.

    quilting isn't very popular where i live, most people choose other art forms to express themselves.

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    My favorite quilt shop ever, Lavender Lime Quilts, just announced that they are closing. It really is sad because they have become friends and are such wonderful people. They will be missed so much.

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    Same here Debby. I hate to see a quilt store go out of business. We customers lose a resource to get good fabric and instruction and fellowship with other quilters. The quilt store owner loses a dream and source of income.
    Quote Originally Posted by Antdebby1
    Unfortunately, yes. A lovely store that has been in business for 10 years is closing in western CT. I have only been there a few times because for me, it's difficult to get to. I feel sorry for the store owner. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    I feel so lucky as I have 4 LQS and so far so good. Plus 2 Walmarts that still carry fabric, a JoAnns, Hancocks and Hobby Lobby. This is all within a 10 mile radius. I am sure that part of the reason is that we have a lot of smaller places that come here for everything from groceries to cars to fabric.

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    Yes,
    One of my favorites, Great American Quilt Factory in Denver, closed recently. The Owners decided after 30 years in business that they were ready to retire.
    In some ways, I wish they had sold it, so I could still go there, but I also understand how hard they worked to build up a reputable business and not want to see it lose the integrity of the business.

    Happy quilting!
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    Not closing but I have noticed they certainly dont have as much in inventory

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    Not so far.

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    Yes, one about 30 miles from me.

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    No not yet. Just a decrease in inventory.

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    3 have closed around me in the last 7 years. Right now there is one in Marysville, Oh. If it goes, it means an hour drive to get to a quilt shop. With the price of gas at $3.79 a gallon, I won't be spending the time or money there. :-(

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    not so far. shop hop coming up in June, just wondering how that will go

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    Yes, there is one here in Washington called The Primitive Thimble. Someone broke into the shop and stole a lot of stuff. The owner decided to close the shop.

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    The one in town just closed, but I found out there is a new one seven miles down the road. Hope they stick around for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by akisan
    Yes, there is one here in Washington called The Primitive Thimble. Someone broke into the shop and stole a lot of stuff. The owner decided to close the shop.
    Oh my! that is awful. :thumbdown:

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    We have a fabric shop opening here in Mississippi today. I have to go. She has designer fabric for 7.95 a yard. She also has a web site Vistra's Crafty Boutique check it out.

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