Don’t Miss Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Quilting | Comments

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day


We all know that shopping local is critical to both keeping shops healthy and a thriving creative community. Quilt shops are no exception to that; they’re vital to our industry and are much more than a retail venue. Often they’re places where quilters and sewists can come together, trading stories about their latest projects, discussing new techniques, discovering new fabrics, and inspiring each other to work with fabric in exciting new ways.

Recognizing the critical role of local quilting shops, The Fabric Shop Network (the trade organization for independent quilt and fabric retailers) has pulled together an awesome event you don’t want to miss. Quilters, sewists, and fabric lovers around the country are encouraged to show their support for local, independent quilt shops on the inaugural “Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day” to raise awareness for the importance of these businesses in their local economy and in the creative pursuits of crafters everywhere.

So be sure to visit your local quilt shop Thursday, January 24, for the official Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! Check out your local shops’ special events by finding out what is happening in your area and join in the fun. And if you’d like to go one step further and shower your local quilt shop with kindness ranging from fresh baked cookies to a handwritten note, head here for inspiration. You could even promote your favorite shop in a post on your blog, to be part of the Visit Your Local Quilt Shop blog tour, joining the ranks of other bloggers like Sew Take a Hike, Red Pepper Quilts, and more.


I Heart my Local Quilt Shop
Quilt shops and friends, snag these badges to show your support for your local quilting community!


Share with us why you love your local quilt shop! And shops, we’d love to hear from you too- what is your shop doing for VYLQSD? How is your shop an integral part of your community?


  1. At Mariner’s Compass Quilt Shop in Bath, Maine, we’re hosting a FREE sew-in day and customers are being treated with a coupon for 25% off one regularly priced item! Hope to see you tomorrow!

  2. Lisa Anne says:

    That’s great, Amanda! I love sew-in days! Hope you all have a fun time and that it’s a nice community-building and sales-boosting event for your shop. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Barb says:

    We’re giving away a free fat quarter to everyone that comes in to see us!

  4. Nancy says:

    Well I would shop locally if I could, but we do not have one close by. So rather than drive 100+ miles I buy quite a lot online. Love doing that except one can not touch the fabric. Love those shops!

  5. Cecilia says:

    I love to visit my LQS because the employees are friendly and helpful. They also have some really great classes.