Local Quilt Shop Day!

Thursday, January 24 is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!  What a great idea!  Lots of quilters are participating in a blog tour to highlight our fav quilt shops – check it out here.

I know I’d be lost without all my LQSs.  I’m lucky enough to have at least a dozen quilt shops within an hours drive of my house.  Since each quilt shop has a personality of its own, rather than tell you about one, I’ll tell you what I like about some of the ones I visit most often.

I have to start with The Quilting Season.  I took my first quilting class from Mary, the owner.  Mary is just the nicest and warmest person you ‘d ever want to meet and she has a great staff too.  If you’re stuck on a project, they’ll be able to help you out in no time.

AASC Kona wall

Ann Arbor Sewing Center stocks the entire line of Kona solids, so I visit them pretty regularly when I need a new color or more of one I already have.  If you are a fan of batiks, this is the place for you!

I recently discovered that Bits ‘n Pieces (Wayne, MI) carries the entire line of 50wt Aurifil thread.  I’m pretty picky about my thread color, so I bet I’ll be stopping by a lot from now on.

Quilts at the Marshall House always has lots of my favorite Quilter’s Dream batting in stock and also has a fantastic blender wall as well as tons of other beautiful fabrics.

So, please go and visit your LQS today, tomorrow and on Jan 24 in particular.  I know they’ll have something fantastic there that you just can’t live without!

If you’d like to check out some other favorite LQSs, here’s who’s kicking off the blog tour this weekend:

You know we quilters travel a bit too, so tell me the name of your favorite quilt shop and where it is.  You never know when someone will be passing through your area in need of a fabric fix 🙂
  • Jeannette Bruce
    Posted at 08:34h, 01 February Reply

    Oh, I like this post. It's nice to see the old quilt shops I used to visit in Ann Arbor(I grew up there)and familiar faces. I find that no one quilt shop is perfect–they all have their strengths and weaknesses, but connecting with local quilters of all types is wonderful.

  • AFL Shop
    Posted at 07:08h, 01 February Reply

    I really enjoyed this post. You describe this topic very well. I really enjoy reading your blog and I will definitely bookmark it! Keep up the interesting posts!

  • Mama Pea
    Posted at 14:18h, 19 January Reply

    I always try to support my LQS!

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