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Carol Posted - Apr 29 2010 : 10:50:54 AM
In the June/July (Sentimental Journeys) issue of our magazine, we ran the following article:

My gal pal, Juli Thorson, editor of Horse & Rider magazine, equine mentor, and camping buddy, said to me after making her way back to Idaho from her childhood home in North Dakota: “While traveling Highway 2 into Montana, south through Roundup to Billings, and then I-90 to Coeur d’Alene [Idaho], almost every little town had a quilt shop. Now there’s a story for you.” I couldn’t agree more.

Thinking story, I looked online for a complete list of quilt shops, but even the two full-service shops in my own hometown weren’t listed. Quiet revolution? Women outside the box? What is happening in small-town USA? We expect a bar, maybe a grocery, and a church or two, but a quilt shop in every small-town stop? What is it about fabric and quilting that brings us, stitches us, binds us, together? Since we’re such good renegades, you tell me in your own words! Share your shop here, and the next time any of us travel, we’ll be SURE to look you up.


So get the word out - post your store address and website here or simply share your favorite small-town quilt stop.

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sherone_13 Posted - Jun 02 2021 : 07:01:45 AM
Jana, I have been to La Connor and the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. My sister lives in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. There is also a very cool fiber/needlework shop in La Connor. I spent way too much money at both of these shops. We were there when the daffodils were blooming. It was a fabulous trip and I can't wait to go back.


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JeanP Posted - May 29 2021 : 11:21:33 AM
Oh Vanessa, what a treasure.

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Audra Rose Posted - May 29 2021 : 04:38:47 AM

Lat Wednesday a quilting friend and I went to Linda's Junk Drawerin Melbourne KY. It is in the walkout basement of a home. It's crammed with all types of luscious fabrics. They are $5 per yard for flat folds and $8 per yard for on the bolt. She also has "scrap therapy " bags for $3 and rolls for $1 and free quilt patterns.

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GGBQuilter Posted - Feb 13 2018 : 7:03:45 PM
Another Greeting! Being a new Farmgirl and a quilter, I just went through the four pages of quilt shop recommendations. The shop in Milford, PA sounds interesting and could be a day trip. I have been to the Checkerberries Quilt shop in NH. Carrie's aprons of the Adirondacks blogspot caught my eye and I would like to share that I have attended Adirondack Quilt Camp in Long Lake and learned about and visited Aunt Polly's Material Girls shop in Newcomb. If you visit the Adirondacks I would make sure Aunt Polly's is on your list. Depending on your travel route, there are many very nice quilt shops surrounding the Adirondacks. There is a ferry option to VT where there are many wonderful shops as well! I also highly recommend the Quilter's Travel Companion! Happy Quilting!

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GGBQuilter Posted - Feb 13 2018 : 6:27:41 PM
Greetings: My favorite quilt shop is The Patchwork Co. in Windham, NY. I nominated, and the shop was selected, for the Spring/Summer 2015 Quilt Sampler Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest magazine. I wish the shop was closer, but with my stash after all my years of quilting, I'm relieved it isn't! The shop is a must see if you are in the Catskill Mountain area of NY! Tell Fran and Lori I sent you!

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janamarieje Posted - Sep 10 2016 : 8:11:49 PM
If anyone is traveling in the State of Washington along the coast, you need to make a visit to a the quaint town of La Conner. La Conner is a small waterfront community on the Swinomish Channel near the mouth of Skagit River and home of the "La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum". The quilts are displayed throughout the beautiful 1891 Tudor-style Victorian Mansion, which is fun to explore and the volunteers are very knowledgeable. It was a perfect visit for both my husband and I, me for the love of quilts and my husband for the woodworking.


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Song Sparrow Posted - Aug 02 2015 : 08:05:53 AM
I love to got to the Heath Hen in Vineyard Haven when I visit Martha's Vineyard. It's both a quilt and a yarn shop. This last trip I bought local yarn, but the year before I talked hand quilting with the owner for a long time. She is lovely and very helpful, and has gorgeous things! Here's the link if you interested.

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Denise Ann Posted - Jun 21 2015 : 11:54:32 AM
I agree with Grubers, great store, good for a short road trip.... I do like Millie P's in Anoka and quilted Treasures in Rogers. Too many shops not enough time..

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forgetmenot Posted - Jun 11 2015 : 09:10:19 AM
Thanks for sharing both of your fave shops! The Saturday classes sound like fun, Sherone!

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sherone_13 Posted - May 04 2015 : 09:53:48 AM
Here's the info on two of the quilt shoppes that I love!

Common Threads Quilting
1029 Main St, Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 444-1675

Valley Fabric Shop
102 Meadow St, Lyman, WY 82937
(307) 786-2653


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HemetGardener Posted - May 01 2015 : 5:15:50 PM
Hey Bonnie, I bet that shop has been there a long time.
Bonnie Ellis Posted - May 01 2015 : 4:03:14 PM
If you get to Minnesota, check out Grubers in Waite Park. A huge and fabulous shop. The owner is the 2015 quilter of the year for Minnesota Quilters

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HemetGardener Posted - May 01 2015 : 2:49:11 PM
Even though I live in CA, I like this fabric shop in Fort Worth TX.
TexasGran Posted - May 01 2015 : 10:30:26 AM
Here in central Texas there are three that I have spent time and money in. She's Flying Needle in Stephenville, Houston Street Mercantile in down town Granbury, and Cabbage Rose in Fort Worth.

Claire Scott Posted - Mar 25 2015 : 1:45:14 PM
Beary Patches Quilt Shop
214 East Harford Street
Milford, Pennsylvania US 18337

This is a great shop I found while traveling out of NYC to visit a relative.
I use because I trust it's quilt shop information more than any other source.
Try it to find quilt shops either in a place or along a travel route.
Or use the search page to find events, guilds, shops hops, sales, and more.

PinkCsmtlgy Posted - Jan 20 2015 : 7:47:37 PM
Originally posted by antoinette

My favorite quilt shop is right up the road, and I hope she never closes, it is
called Country Beefers located in Roaring Spring, PA and on her counter she carrys
our favorite magazine: Mary Janes Farm

I love going there too. I also like going to Traditions, it's on the other side of Martinsburg.
prayin granny Posted - Nov 22 2014 : 06:07:28 AM
Not sure how small town Wichita is.......
Material Girl's Quilt Shop

Is really quaint and in the lovely Delano part of downtown.
They have a nice website too

I am just getting back into sewing and hope to learn quilting next year :)

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nin1952 Posted - Oct 13 2014 : 12:49:54 PM
There is also Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, FL. I was trying to talk them into opening a shop in my small town called Quilting Among the Pines.

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forgetmenot Posted - Oct 08 2014 : 12:17:47 PM
Connie, I just saw your quote..beautiful. I just had to print it out. Thanks for sharing.

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Killarney Posted - Nov 04 2013 : 12:58:22 PM
Thought all of us who love quilts would enjoy this!

AnnieinIdaho Posted - Jun 25 2013 : 6:23:49 PM
Whenever I go on vacation and are in small towns I always visit their quilt shops. Two shops that I found so charming, helpful, fully stocked, up-to-date merchandise and had an extra fun time at are:

The Icehouse Quilt Shop
509 Norway
Grayling, MI 49738
Phone: 989-348-4821

Such sweet people. They really enjoy helping you and let you look around for a long time if you are browsing.

Quilting Bee
120 S. Santa Fe
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: 785-823-9376
What a staff of fun women. So kind and it was great conversation!

These downtowns are rural and are like stepping back in time. They have great places to explore also. Thank you for this topic! Annie

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crafter Posted - Jun 25 2013 : 5:53:39 PM
I am not sure how I missed this one...But here I am...and I LOVE the shop Loose Threads in Milton was an old school. It gives me such comfort to go there and pick fabrics- and I spend way way too much money there. It is right on hwy 26....great shop, gals working there and plenty of parking!! This year will be classes for me there too.... fun fun fun!!!


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forgetmenot Posted - Jun 25 2013 : 09:16:46 AM
Calico Hutch Quilt Shop, 20520 810th Ave., Hayward, MN. Found it by accident. This will be a repeat destination! My fave Moda fabrics. Beautiful wools, tools and kits, patterns! I'm in heaven on earth.

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ceridwen Posted - Jun 12 2013 : 08:37:07 AM
Thanks everyone for mentioning quilts shops. I love exploring for quaint quilt shops. It's so inspirational.

If anyone is headed to way up north of New York state, more specifically Lake Champlain - Village of Rouses Point, I own a quaint quilt shoppe called Fibre Junction. I specialize in 19th century reproduction, primitive/folk art, Retro, hand dyed wool and batik fabrics. If you do stop by, let me know that you are a Farm Girl! I enjoy meeting up with my fellow sisters!

Fibre Junction
69 Lake Street
Rouses Point, NY

(518) 297-9797


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Kirksmom71 Posted - May 09 2013 : 5:00:50 PM
The Quilt Asylum......McKinney, Texas.....North of Dallas!

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