Monday, July 20, 2015

Let's have a giveaway!

I've so appreciated all of you that followed us in our recent travels. We have enjoyed our traveling cottage and look forward to more trips.

Isn't she fun to have following along?

Finding good restaurants, antique malls and great quilt shops makes for interesting browsing. You just never know what little treasure you might find along the way. And I've learned that I get an education too. Some items that I purchased years ago, either at Goodwill or a thrift store, are now sitting in antique shops with some crazy prices.

So how about a little giveaway?  I'm thinking that I will have a week long giveaway. Something new every day. Maybe fabric? Maybe a quilting pattern? Quilt book? You have been kind enough to read my little blog, and leave comments, and I enjoy sharing with you. The giveaway is for US peeps only, as the cost of postage has skyrocketed, even here in the US.

Today we are going to be going blue and yellow.

Eight fabric cuts, some fat quarters, some half yard.
To enter just leave a comment telling me where is your favorite  Quilt shop. As we travel around, I love to visit new shops. Some that are listed on the internet have closed, and it's sad to drive there only to find a vacant building. So give me the scoop. Where do you find quilt shop inspiration?  If you follow me, you can leave a second comment.

I'll leave the giveaways open until July 30 and announce the winners on the 31st. Giveaway is closed.

 Happy Quilting!


104 comments:

Lady of the Cloth said...

I loved visiting you during your trip. I used to do that too and wish I still did. I enjoyed it so much.
My favorite quilt shop is in Portland, Or and is called Fabric Depot. They are not only a quilt shop but have a huge quilt department and always have dozens of quilts hanging for inspiration. If you are ever in the Northwest, you must visit that one!

Andrea York said...

I always seek out shops when travelling-each one is special and has it's own personality. It's always fun to bring home a fabric souvenir!

Quilting Tangent said...

No shops in my area. Inspiration from blogs and off the computer.
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Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!
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Linda said...

HI,I live in Montana and shops are scattered about; one of my favorites though is at Seely Lake,Mt.Beautiful Log Shop of quilty delights! The shop decor is inspiring besides all the bolts of beautiful fabrics! Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!
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Crickets Corner said...

I enjoy following along and reading your blog. My favorite local quilt shop is Lil Red Hen Quilt Shop in Paola, Kansas. Jenny stocks a wide assortment of fabrics for the size of her shop. She is so friendly and her staff is wonderful. They make you feel like family. Another favorite is an hour away but right off I-49 in Missouri so it's easy o get to. Blue Top Quilt Shop in Lamar, Missouri. Its a good size shop with everything from modern to repo with lots of samples and patterns.

Phyllis said...

When you come to Colorado we have some great quilt shops. Laughing Ladies in Berthoud is a great place to find batiks, Civil War, 30's and a wonderful assortment of patterns and supplies for wool applique and embroidery. In Lyons we have the Lyons Quilts. They just moved to a bigger brighter store and seem to have everything. Both are within 15 minutes and the scenery is awesome.

Amy C said...

My favorite shop is called Quilting Essentials. They are so friendly. And the owner, Bernie, makes the best cookies. :)
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Amy C said...

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Kim White said...

Blue and yellow my favorite colors.

mindingmomma said...

My favorite Quilt Shop is in Stilwell Oklahoma and its called 3 Sisters. They are so sweet and knowledgeable. I love just spending time in there dreaming.

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mindingmomma said...

I follow you on bloglovin'.

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Judy said...

There is a quilt shop in Waite Park, MN that is fantastic. It's called Gruber's.

Dody said...

I follow you on bloglovin.

Dody said...

There's not a quilt shop in my area but there is one I like in Evansville Indiana. The name of it is Let's Sew.

Claire Sutherland said...

We just visited a new quilt shop last weekend. My mums friend had been before and recommended it. It is tucked away in a little cottage and you would never know it was there!
Iain.ross30'at gmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

I love Anna Louise's Needlecrafts and fabrics in Louisville, OH. Beautiful Civil War room, great wool room and various rooms for all the other fabrics.

Fran Gloade said...

I enjoy dealing with Missouri Star quilt co. I order on line and have been please with their service and quality of fabrics.

Jacqueline said...

I am a follower. Thanks for a chance.

Vicki H said...

The shop closest to me is Picket Fence Quilt Co. in Wichita, KS. They are always very helpful.

OhioLori said...

No quilt shops near me...few hour drive to most anywhere. We have Jo-Ann's only. So I ramble the Blogs & on-line shops for inspiration.

Thanks for sharing all about your traveling..was like we allll were taggin' along! giggle... & it was fun! :)

OhioLori said...

I already follow you thru Bloglovin & Email both :)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Quilts shops near me are really spread out, but if you come to Western WA, just let me know and I'll help you map out a route! :) I love GeeGee's in Yelm~ best customer service ever!!

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

There used to be this adorable quilt shop just 10 minutes down the road, but it closed. Now I have the internet or a Joann's about a half hour away. Maybe I should open a quilt shop!!! :)

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Peggy said...

I don't do a lot of quilting (but do sew quilt tops) and there aren't really any quilt shops in our area. I do most of my shopping at JoAnn's and A & E Craft store, a local shop in my area.
Thanks,
Peggy
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Peggy said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.
Thanks,
Peggy
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Kathy Davis said...

My favorite is The Quilt Sampler in Springfield MO. I live two hours from there so I don't get to go as often as I like. You would like it. Kathy
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Kathy Davis said...

I follow on GFC as Mrs. Kathy Davis.
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Linda in PA said...

I really like Verna's just outside of Mifflinburg, PA. About twice a year I make a day trip there and stock up.

Quilting Babcia said...

My favorite shop is Boersmas in McMinnville Oregon. Can't wait to get back there for a visit.

Quilting Babcia said...

Following via my Google dashboard.

Jeanna said...

This has been a fun journey, following you and your family and the traveling cottage.

My favorite quilt shop is online for me but I hope to visit the storefront in person one day and that is the Fat Quarter Shop in Texas. At least I hope there is a storefront to visit. My favorite, somewhat, local quilt shop is The Quilt Place is Rockledge, Fl. Our really nice LQS shop closed a few years ago.

Thanks for offering the giveaway.

sunny said...

Lots of great shops in our area. Let me know if you ever come to Maryland. I also love Oh Susannahs in Watkins Glen NY.

sunny said...

I follow thru Bloglovin.

MtnJudy said...

My favorite quilt shop is Laughing Ladies Quilt Shop in Berthoud, CO. They have a wide variety of fabrics, many classes available, and a friendly, competent staff.

Jeanna said...

I am a follower through Google.

Kathy Erickson said...

My husband and I travel 3-4 times per year and I always look up quilt shops too, for inspiration and to take home some goodies! My favorite one is right here in my hometown of Dubuque, Iowa and is called The Quilt Shack. Mary and her husband own the shop and both are so helpful and kind...treating each customer like they are the only one in the store.

Renea said...

One of my favorite quilt shops is in the Amana Colonies here in Iowa. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

claudia said...

Sleepy Valley Quilt Shop in Port Angeles, Washington. When I knew we were going to be moving here, I started looking up the quilt shops. Of course, what quilter wouldn't do that? When I got moved in and got a chance to look around, the first thing I did was to drive there and meet one of the clerks who works there. It is the most charming little shop. It's in an old house and has all these neat little nooks and crannys where I found the prettiest and some fun fabrics. The old garage was spruced up and that is where the local quilt club meets to have their fun! If you are ever out this way, you have to go visit them!

claudia said...

I don't officially follow you I think, but you are listed on my Internet BFF's list!

GranChris said...

I follow on BL.

GranChris said...

I live in the middle of nowhere. It is quite a drive for me but I go to Carolina Cotton in Kings Mountain,NC. Small shop but nice people and very friendly atmosphere.

Lorene Holbrook said...

Primitive Gatherings in Murietta, CA! all I can say is WOW!!!!!!! thanks for the chance

Connie Cain said...

I love to armchair travel, to keep up with others in their travels. We have a wonderful LQS in Coos Bay, OR. The name is Ties that Bind. :)
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Connie Cain said...

I am a loyal follower via e-mail. :)
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margaret said...

good luck every one in US I can say that as I am in the UK! some lovely fabric you might win here,

mlhummy said...

I follow you on bloglovin :)
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mlhummy said...

I like to stop in at The Bernina Store & Sew Much More in Boardman, Ohio. Lots of fabrics, patterns and notions to satisfy all your quilting needs. :)

Linda Nelson said...

The Stitchers Crossing in Madison, Wisconsin. Wonderful shop!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Janie said...

We travel on highway 80 during the summers. I have been lucky to see billboards of quilt shops, luckier yet, my husband stops for me. Thank you for the giveaway.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love to shop at Homestead Hearth in Columbia, MO. It's over 2 hours away, but it's well worth the visit. I love, love, love the fabrics you're going to give away and hope I win! ;-)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

And I've been following you on Feedly for quite a little while now.

Janie said...

I follow you via e-mail. :)

Jusmom1 said...

I love to visit Quilting at (on?...can't remember) the Beach in South Carolina whenever we are on vacation! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori said...

It is fun going on your trip with you.
Our favorite quilt shop is "Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop"
by Carrie Quinn and Katie Reed - they are the best
106 Northwest Highway (Rt. 14)
Fox River Grove, Illinois 60021
(847)516-7911
www.piecefulgathering.com
quiltmaker@piecefulgathering.com
They have a lot of civil war fabrics as well as other fabrics.
Carrie and her staff really make everyone welcomed and feel important.

Anita in Florida said...

Quilters Hangout in Ft Myers, Florida.

Lisa Cox said...

Lucky me, a new quilt shop just opened up down the road from my work. Otherwise, the closest shop was 45 minutes away!
It has the cutest name, Cuts and Bolts in Chillicothe, MO

Rebecca said...

Gee's quilit shop in Washington State... I don't know if its the shop or the fact I am visiting with a good good friend when I stop there.

Bonnie said...

Olive Juice Quilt Shop, Onalaska, WI. is my favorite, so far! I hope you can visit it sometime....with me!!

toplesshotdog said...

We have a little shop here in Columbus called Sew to Speak. It is the cutest shop ever. teatly at gmail

Marti M said...

I follow via email

Marti M said...

When traveling I always call to see if the shop is still open. I have had the experience of dragging my husband to a quilt shop on vacation to find the shop has closed down, this equals one unhappy husband and one disappointed quilter.

Carrie P. said...

I love my quilt shops in my town but one of my favorites is in Lebanon, IL.
http://www.shopcalicomoon.com/

She carries lots of wool for rug hooking and applique but also carries lots of fabrics too. Down stairs are some great things to shop for too. I loved visiting this shop when we would visit my in laws but since they moved to NC with us I don't know when I will get to visit again.

I have enjoyed traveling along on your trip.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm so blessed to have several great quilt shops near me, that, I don't know if I can narrow it down to just one shop. I really like Prairie Shop Quilts in Batavia. Not only do we have monthly Quilts of Valor sew-in's there, but, if I can't find what I want, the owner will order it for me if she can. The ladies who work at the shop are all sweet and helpful. Can't get better than that.

bonnie dav ia said...

Love your blog.

Loretta said...

My favorite quilt shop is Classic Quilt Shop in Clarksburg, WV.

Loretta said...

I follow you through Bloglovin'

sisylyn2 said...

we have little choice in fabric shops so I have to say joanns in
Vincennes IN.

sisylyn2 said...

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Emily C said...

I love Stitch Your Art Out. It is located in Pine Grove Mills, a bit south of State College, PA. They have an awesome selection and I love to just go and browse.

Emily C said...

I follow on bloglovin.

The Victorian Girl said...

Oh, blue and yellow are such cheerful colors! My favorite quilt shop is Common Threads Quilting in Waxahachie, Texas. They specialize in reproduction fabrics and have the best selection. Also, Waxahachie is a great town to visit with 100+ Victorian homes, antique shops, and The Dove's Nest tearoom. In June and December they have home tours of 4-5 of the Victorian homes.
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The Victorian Girl said...

I follow by email.
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Lisa Marie said...

Fabric Shack in Ohio is a good one, although I've only been able to visit once. My LQS is still my favorite because going there is like visiting friends. On the off chance that you visit West Virginia, it is WV Quilt near Huntington.

Mary said...

Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick, MO is my pick. Nice people, great fabrics, lots of patterns and notions, and wonderful retreat center attached.

Mary said...

I follow you through email.

Maureen said...

Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit, Missouri is a wonderful shop!

Rina said...

I follow your blog, and even though I'm Italian, when I visit my son and his family here in Richmond,TX I love to shop at "Quilters Cottage", in Richmond. It's a lovely shop!
Greetings,
Rina.

Rina said...

I follow your blog,
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minibea12 said...

I visit a neighborhood quilting shop at times but find more inspiration from the quilting blogs.
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Ellyn said...

Stitched With Love in McKinney TX.... I teach there & just love the vibe! Though we are so fortunate to have many awesome shops in the Dallas area

Connie said...

Hi, I feel like a winner already, just finding your blog. My favorite shop to look for quilting fabric is The Fabric Patch on Basin Street, in Ephrata, Washington. Your blog is wonderful. I'm fairly new to quilting . . . almost two years now, but when that quilting bug bit me, I was hooked. Please enter me in your give-a-way. Also I am having a give-a-way, too and today is the last day to enter.
Come join the fun.
Connie :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I don't have a brick and mortar store near by but I do like to shop some of the independent shops on Etsy. These fabrics are just lovely.
Thank you for the chance ")

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm a long time follower ")

Sandy Johnson said...

Locally I like Needle's in Wellsboro,Pa and when the need to get away hits I love Hoover's and Verna's in Mifflinburg,Pa.

Sharon said...

The Savage Quilter in Oklahoma City, OK. One a little farther from me is Prairie Quilts in Hennessey, OK. The people who work there are great.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite quilt shop is Gruber's in st.cloud man!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin'!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I don't have a favorite quilt shop. Is that okay? Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Pamela said...

My favorite quilt shop is Threads That Bind in Coos Bay OR. I feel right at home there. Maybe it's because that's where I work one day a week :)

Jane S. said...

I follow you through Bloglovin. :)

Jane S. said...

My favorite quilt shop is JanniLou Creations in Philomath, OR. It's in an old movie theater and the decor reflects that. The room that used to house the screen and seats is huge and chock full of fabrics, books, and display quilts. The staff is so friendly. I've been going there for years and they always remember my name when I go in. :)

jellybean said...

Following via email

jellybean said...

Love fabrics im a sucker for yellows and blues We have several great quilt shops here in Tucson and antique malls love browsing in both, Hubby only the latter. Thqanks for the giveaways.

Marie Chat said...

My local shop is Honey Bee Quilts in Austin, Texas. Really fun shop.

Marie Chat said...

I follow your blog through my email.

GO STARS! said...

One of my favorite quilt shops is called Quilt Country. It's anything but country - they carry a variety of fabric and quite a bit of Kaffe. It's located in Lewisville, TX near Dallas.
Another is called Quilt Asylum in McKinney - another suburb of Dallas. It's one of my favorites because my sister works there! They have great fabric in a wide variety of styles. They have lots of samples and the best service if you ask for my sister (wink).

Susan said...

What fun to read through this list of favorite quilt shops! (You should publish it in a blog post!) I'm fortunate to have several favorite shops within driving distance...Needles Quilt Shop in Wellsboro, PA is the closest (within walking distance from my house!)

Karen Propes said...

My favorite quilt shop is Wish Upon A Quilt in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have a large selection of fabric and notions. They have quilt classes and unique classes like tuffets and such. They are all so friendly there, if I need something and can't get there, they will just put in the mail and save me the trip. So if you are in the South and need some coffee and quilter friends to talk to; just pop into my favorite Quilt Shop, Wish Upon A Quilt.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Sandra said...

My very favorite quilt shop is Sew Crazy and it is in Cedar Park Tx and she has the most beautiful and unusual fabric you will ever find!

Sarah said...

I don't have quilt shops near me, but my favorite is a little one I visited awhile ago in Lancaster county -- I don't remember the name. Thank you for the giveaway, and also for sharing your adventures with us! sarah@forrussia.org