Saturday, June 19, 2010

Top Two Quilt Stores in my Book

I have rearranged my list of favorite quilt stores since shopping at "Quilt Mercantile" in Celeste, TX, and "Stitchin' Heaven" in Quitman, TX.

Quilt Mercantile

  • The people that work there are extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They don't mind sharing their knowledge but once they answer their question they back off and leave you alone until you need something else. I don't like to be hovered over in a store.

  • The store is laid out in a fashion that if you are in a hurry you can go to the area you need and get your item and leave. Everything makes sense.

  • Lots of quilt top examples on the walls.

  • Patterns and books galore.

  • I love their Christmas room!

  • Good sale area.

  • Lots of little gift items for those you love.

  • Kits, kits and more kits.
I purchased a kit yesterday to make for a very special baby being born in Oct. I didn't care for the theme the parents picked out for the room so I went with something that would be helpful to the baby as he gets older.

Alpha Buddies by Nancy Murty

Stitchin' Heaven
  • Very friendly as soon as you walk in the door. The store manager met us and offered us a tour of the shop showing us where everything was, including their internet store area and mailing area.

  • If we couldn't find what we wanted on the shelf, they went and looked in their inventory to see if they had more.
  • Helpful in picking out fabric but understanding when you didn't like a certain fabric.

  • Lots of different patterns made up and on the walls.

  • Kits available for quite a few of their patterns, many made up in nice packages for gifting.

  • Sent a hand written thank you letter, mentioning my exact purchases, and asking me to come back again.
I purchased several items, but the one I am most excited about is the Magic Squares Pattern by Helene Knott.

Of course my fabric is in shades of green and the border fabric has turtles.

Both of these quilt shops are worth the drive, and the drives are very pretty from my house.

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