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Thread: Quilt Shops have personalities, too!

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    Smile Quilt Shops have personalities, too!

    I often travel for work and one of the things I do when planning a trip is to research the LQS in the towns I visit. I recently got to visit the Cotton Cupboard in Bangor, Maine. I had been by there several times since it is near the airport, and finally got to stop in on Friday. What a wonderful shop! Great variety of fabrics, books and notions! And Gracie, the Boston Terrier is a doll!
    Another LQS I like is the City Quilter in New York City. Such a neat "local" quilt shop in Manhattan, I always make time to get a visit. Any of you have recommendations in towns you visit?
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    I love quilt shops with character - in my area we have a shop called the Bake Shop - it is in an old bakery - the oven is still in the wall - fat quarters are stored in old bread tins. I like shops with lots of samples hanging. Thimble Cottage, Fabric City, and Quiltiques here in South Dakota are all unique shops and each offers a different flavor!

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    I haven't stopped at many when traveling, but I told my husband on our last trip that this was going to have to change, lol. He said he didn't know I would have wanted to stop at a fabric store.....?????....I just gave him that look.
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    My favorite to visit out of town is Piecemakers in costa mesa, California. What a fun group of gals that work there and I love their calendar. I have a stack of them from years past and love to thumb though them occasionally just to remember the times my sisters and I spent there.

    Here in town I love the windy moon quilt shop. It isn't in the greatest part of town, but, the staff is well informed and are willing to take time with you to help if need be. The patterns and rulers are always my favorite parts of the store and they are very well stocked.
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    I travel to PA - the Lancaster county area. In fact am going this week. I always leave time and suitcase room for Old Country Store in Intercourse. Love the museum, the lovely quilts for sale, and the fabric.

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    We have Wilson's in Hagerstown, MD, http://www.iluv2quilt.com/ . It's billed the prettiest quilt shop in western Maryland. It's Mennonite owned and operated. Just a really nice place to visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartiMorga View Post
    I haven't stopped at many when traveling, but I told my husband on our last trip that this was going to have to change, lol. He said he didn't know I would have wanted to stop at a fabric store.....?????....I just gave him that look.
    Mine is like that, too. "Oh, you wanted to stop there?" (as we are going past it) "You should have said something!"

    This is a man that can spot an eagle that looks like about 1/8 inch big to me while driving and 'misses' garage sale signs.

    Quilts on Plum Lane in Dade City, Florida is a nice shop - the people that work there are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Mine is like that, too. "Oh, you wanted to stop there?" (as we are going past it) "You should have said something!"

    This is a man that can spot an eagle that looks like about 1/8 inch big to me while driving and 'misses' garage sale signs.

    Quilts on Plum Lane in Dade City, Florida is a nice shop - the people that work there are great!
    You must be married to my husband's twin.lol
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    Fabrics Etc and Fourth Corner Quilts in Bellingham, WA are both wonderful with different personalities. My son lives there and I love going to them when I visit.

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    There's a great place in NC called MaryJo's (I think). It's huge and the prices are nice, too.

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    There is a wonderful little country store LQS in Middletown, DE. Off the beaten path, but an awesome place to visit. I'm going on a business trip to Chicago next month and will be researching shops close to where I'll be staying. I was just going to get a shuttle from airport to hotel, but the thought of finding quilt shops has me renting a car - business expense DUH.
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    Always fun to go to different quilt shops and each one does have it's own unique look, and style. That is what makes it so fun to go visiting other places.

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    In the boondocks of Michigan's upper penisula is a large quilt/yarn store. It is in Paradise, MI, but I don't know the name of it. DH is good about stopping, whether I know ahead of time or if I see a shop on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    There's a great place in NC called MaryJo's (I think). It's huge and the prices are nice, too.
    Mary Jo's is in Gastonia, NC. I love Mary Jo's! Another favorite of mine is People Places, and Quilts in Summerville, SC near Charleston. My LQS, Pappy's Quilting Place in Maryvillt, TN would also make my list of favorites.

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    My favorite shop is "All around the Block" in Giddngs Texas. I love Janice and her mom, who mans the cash register. they are both sweet and they can be. And she has loads of fabric to choose from and a nice selection of notions and thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    My favorite to visit out of town is Piecemakers in costa mesa, California. What a fun group of gals that work there and I love their calendar. I have a stack of them from years past and love to thumb though them occasionally just to remember the times my sisters and I spent there.

    Here in town I love the windy moon quilt shop. It isn't in the greatest part of town, but, the staff is well informed and are willing to take time with you to help if need be. The patterns and rulers are always my favorite parts of the store and they are very well stocked.
    I have been to Windy Moon in Reno! It is an AWESOME shop! I walked around in a daze, lots of fabric and books galore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    There's a great place in NC called MaryJo's (I think). It's huge and the prices are nice, too.
    Oh, yes, I have spent time ( and $$$) at Mary Jo's! She was such a nice lady too!
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    I always find LQS when I travel and I travel a lot! I've been to quilt shops in more than half the states in the US and have found some amazing stores. It is always the highlight of the trip (for me, not for my DH or kids when we travel together) :-) I usually add one day to business trips if possible to hunt down a few quilt shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    I travel to PA - the Lancaster county area. In fact am going this week. I always leave time and suitcase room for Old Country Store in Intercourse. Love the museum, the lovely quilts for sale, and the fabric.
    isn't that a great store?! DH and I are headed to Lancaster in June.
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    My favorite is Back Porch Fabrics in Pacific Grove, Ca. The owner Gail Abeloe is to be an Artist in Residence at Empty Spools, Session V 2014.

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    I tend to take my vacations in itty bitty towns that barely boast a grocery store, much less a quilt shop. Or I'm traveling for work and are either on a tight schedule or have no transportation. So not a lot of quilty luck for me as far as finding shops away from home.

    Fortunately, Quilted Angel in Petaluma CA is a really nice quilt shop and isn't too far from home, so I don't feel TOO deprived!

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    Front Porch Quilt Shop in Ozark AL & Quilting by the Bay in Panama City FL. Both are lovely shops, very nice people, good selection of everything.

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    Anytime I'm in Alberquque,NM, I allways make sure to visit Kokopelli Quilting Co. Great fabrics and people.

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    Good Morning! I used to travel for my work also and loved checking out the local quilt shops when I was done with my job... I loved all of them... each one had a personality and reflected the personality of the owner and the local trends of what the folks were interested in... every quilt shop give inspiration and joy to me..
    Mary Jos and Sauders are two of my favorite stores... great prices..and the people who work there are great!
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    Here is Arkansas is a place called Cozy Quilts & Things and it is a little off the beaten path out in a small community near a small town called Mulberry. The lady who owns it is terrific! She and her husband are local first responders and if you drive up and they are out on a call they leave a sign on the door that says to go in look around and they will be back shortly. Only quilters do that!!! She also does LA quilting and the last time I was there she was having some problems figuring out the division of the quilt for her pattern so my friend and I were able to help her figure out how she needed to do her design. It was so much fun and she showed us how she set everything up to do the quilting. Even though I hand quilt I am not one of those who turns her nose up at machine quilting. I've seen bad hand quilting as well as bad machine quilting so it all evens out. On this board I've seen some of the most beautiful quilting that I've ever seen so it goes to show that you need to learn something new one in a while.

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