Friday, February 5, 2010
What is it with Quilt Shops?
What do you all think? I LOVE fabric...I love all the potential, all the different things that can be made with a little imagination. To get the best overall experience it is nice to go to fabric stores. I want to go shopping at local quilt shops so I can support my economy and all that. But what is up with the attitude? There is a quilt shop in town that has a sign that says it is the best quilt shop in Kansas....well, I am going to go ahead and say it is the rudest quilt shop in Kansas. They won't even make eye contact with me when I go in and are so inconvienced when I actully want to have some fabric cut. I have even had bolts taken away from me. I guess I wasn't worthy. I just figured it was just this quilt shop and I only go there when I absolutely need something, like a specific thread. I refuse to purchase fabric from them. Now....my friend and I made a quick trip to another shop today just to see what it was all about and dispite the lovely inside environment and the 2 gammils humming away in the background the ladies who ran the shop were the most sour and mean bunch of females I have encountered in some time. I hate feeling like I do not blong...like I am a waste of peoples time. In the 8 months that I have been back in the US I have felt welcome in 2 fabric shops. Sarah's fabric in Lawrence, Kansas and Harper's Fabric in Kansas City. Those 2 shopes will recieve my return business...the others I hope appeal to other shoppers more than they do me. Someday I may open a friendly fabric shop, but for now the bulk of my fabric money will be spent online. SO my question is this.....What appeals to you in a fabric shop? What makes you go back? This is not an empty question...I sincerely want to know your opinion. I will be assembling a little prize or two from my own stash of lovely fabric. Let me know by Tuesday and I will have a drawing. The loot will be up tomorrow when I decide what to give away.