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Thread: What's your favorite quilt shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    I have the 'Quilter's Travel Companion' since Mother's Day...yea for me:)I see that in kalona you have 4 listed. Also, 1 in Mt Pleasant, 1 in West Burlington, 1 in Fairfield, etc. Since I am in the KC area, I have a great selection myself:)On both sides of my state line. Do have to say my local quilt store of preference is at: www.quiltersharvest.com and the other is Patches Place..both on the Missouri side of the world:)

    Before this book when traveling, I would go to the chamber of commerce in the town we were traveling to or around. There you will find many listed (usually). There are some shops that do a bus tour package. You load up sometimes for the day or days and go around to all the shops in a area. I personally haven't done that for I just don't know if you would have time to really shop:)SKeat

    Thanks Skeat I do go to several in Burlington but I was just listing my favorites. I find a few things at Sandi's Sewing Connection in W. Burlington but she is the highest one of all the shops I go to so I don't buy a lot there. I do go to Hobby Lobby and Joanne's in Burlington and I bought my computer program EQ5 from the Sew and Sew Shop but they rarely have much I can use as I have to have tiny print. They stock a lot of large florals and watercolors which I can't use.

    I haven't been to the one in Fairfield maybe sometime soon I will check it out.
    When I was growing up my mom used to love to go ( and drag me along) to Fairfield and spend the whole day shopping. I am not a shopper!! I know what I want and I get it and am done. I don't spend all day going to clothes shops and trying on clothes- it isn't in my blood!!!!

    But fabric is another story!!!!!








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    I have a Ben Franklin near me that has a wonderful selection of fabrics and helpful staff. There is an independently owned one called "Our Gathering Place" that is even better! And the sales people take an interest in your project, providing newbies like me with helpful input which boosts my confidence.
    It is interesting that you mentioned a quilting trip. My husband and I are
    flying to California in June to see our youngest daughter and her husband off to New Zealand (2 years for grad school for her), then we are driving
    the car back across the country. We will be in LA, San Francisco, then Albuquerque, Amarillo, Az, and so on over to Memphis and then up to Paducah, KY, then home. I bought The Quilters Companion and plan to
    visit as many quilt shops as I can. I plan to get some fabric from each
    state and then eventually use it to make a block that is symbolic of that
    state and put them all in a quilt.
    Any of you familiar with any great shops along that route? I think we will be following Interstate 40 for a lot of your trip.
    Thanks for any suggestiongs.

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    Check out Bear Paw Quilt Co. on line as they have tons of calico prints at $3.99/yd. I order a lot of fabric from them and have been pleased so far. Also might try Thousands Of Bolts for another source on line.

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    My favorite quilt shop is The City Quilter on W25th St in NYC. The staff there are wonderful. Also the Cozy Quilt Shoppe in Riveredge NJ is just as wonderful. For all of you in Arizona....Sun Valley Quilts in Sun City is just great!

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    I was there this past Saturday. Found a wonderful quilt fabric shop right across the street from Kitchen Kettle Village.

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    I just arranged for a four day trip to Mary Jo's in Sept. for my ASG. I've never been there but some of the girls think it is one step below heaven. We also plan to go to Faust's and Long Creek Mills. Is there any place else we should see?

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    What state are Mary Jo's and Long Creek Mills?

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    I live in Orlando, Florida and our quilt pickings are rather slim. For me, it depends on what I want to quilt and for whom. Will it get lots of wear (grandkids) or be a treasure? I often buy from Luann Rubin on line cause she has such a selection. Locally, I buy from the quilt shops, which are few, and expensive, if I want really quality fabric. I buy a lot of fabric at Walmart's cause it's cheap. I seldom buy fabric for a sprecial project. I tend to buy fabric when I see it and have a good idea as to the use. I've been sewing for years and by now have a pretty good idea as to quality and hand. I've gotten some really good buys at Walmart.

    Unfortunately, many of our quilt shops are closing now. Even Walmart has taken fabric out of most of their stores. We also do a lot of fabric exchange in our guild.

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    Gastonia, North Carolina. About 50 miles west of Charlotte.

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    I'm not finding that 'Luann Rubin ' website...can you send that addy to me..thanks ..Skeat:)

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    I think the site you are looking for is equilter.com

    Hope that helps.

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    I live on Long Island, NY & have at least 6 quilt shops within an hours drive. How lucky am I?
    Question:
    We will be going to Hawaii in January 2010. First stop Maui - don't know which other islands yet but it's easy to fly from one to another.
    Where are the quilt shops?
    Many thanks.

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    My favorite place to shop online is equilters.com. They have a
    huge selection of fabrics. They have frequent sales and ship
    reasonably quick. Off line I hit a couple of local shops that carry
    Kona Bay fabrics (which I absolutely adore).
    Catlady

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    I live near the Fabric Shack in Waynesville, Ohio. I love to shop online; my favorite is www.desperatequilters.com
    they also send a bag of my favorite tea with each purchase.

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    Hello, I am also in Iowa (north-central), I am very familiar with Cantril as my mom lives in the southeastern side of Iowa. There are several quilt shops that I like to venture to and one is in Ames (Quilting Connection) another is a shop in Goldfield (The Honey Barn). I recently did a project from the Kalona shop you mentioned. To be honest there are not too many shops that I don't enjoy going into as my stash will testify to that!

    Happy Quilting! jkraft21

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry leffler
    I live on Long Island, NY & have at least 6 quilt shops within an hours drive. How lucky am I?
    Question:
    We will be going to Hawaii in January 2010. First stop Maui - don't know which other islands yet but it's easy to fly from one to another.
    Where are the quilt shops?
    Many thanks.
    Here's some names for you :)
    -Fabric Impressions, Kilawea Kreations, The Quilt Hut, The Needlework Shop,The Mauii quilt shop, etc...:)I think you will be good!:)Check for one of these online and see if they do a shop hops over there. Bet there are some that are not heavily advertised! Do you plan on sewing a hawaiing quilt? Did I even spell that right?LOL I use to not care for those...but, they are slowly growing on me and I find them fascinating! Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkraft21
    Hello, I am also in Iowa (north-central), I am very familiar with Cantril as my mom lives in the southeastern side of Iowa. There are several quilt shops that I like to venture to and one is in Ames (Quilting Connection) another is a shop in Goldfield (The Honey Barn). I recently did a project from the Kalona shop you mentioned. To be honest there are not too many shops that I don't enjoy going into as my stash will testify to that!

    Happy Quilting! jkraft21
    Hi to another Iowan
    Whereabouts does your mom live? Just curious!

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    The quilt shop closest to me is Crafty Corner Quilt and Sewing Shoppe in Worthington, MN. Ken and Zuby have lots of beautiful fabric. Another favorite is Quilting In The Country in Bozeman, MT. (I know of this one from visits out to my sisters, all of whom migrated to MT from MN. One of the sisters works part-time at QIC.) Another neat quilt shop in the Bozeman area is Quilts On Broadway in Belgrade, MT (at least I think it's in Belgrade!). It is a square, two-story house filled from basement to second floor...every room...with bolts and bolts of quilting fabric! I hope soon to be visiting good quilting friends in Albert Lea, MN, and checking out LQSs in their vicinity.

    Joanne

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    Oh my I don't show favoritism........:-)......Just love them all .......:-)

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    You lucky Terry. My H and I were there twice. First time we took a seven day cruise around all the islands. First thing I did was look for fabric much to my H's bewilderment. There were VERY few independent shops. Only found three on the less populated islands. Believe it or not, the best place I found was the Singer shops with loads of island fabric at $5.95 a yard. I bought a bunch.

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    Hawaii quilt shops info......

    Here's some info for you to read on Hawaii shops at: http://www.planetpatchwork.com/passtvq/tvq24/hawaii.htm

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    I'm with you. I arrange bus trips for my guild to visit the quilt shops in Florida. We do about one trip a year. Would love to do the country but first I have to win the lottery.

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    I may conside a Hawaiian quilt but they look really difficult! A lot of appliqueing! Thanks for the names. I'm trying to book a week at Kona & that will give me a wholr different island to quilt shop hop!
    Terry

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    Block By Block in Carthage, Missouri. It has a web site - blockbyblock.net.

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