Wednesday, December 22, 2010

So we all have our favorite LQS, but what is your other favorite?

I'm assuming everyone knows LQS is Little Quilt Shop.  You know the one where they know your name and practically bend over backwards to make you satisfied.  There are 3 in our town, or I guess the Louisville area that come to my mine.  First, before all the rest, there is Happy Heart Quilt Shop.  I say, before the rest, because literally, she has been in business in Louisville longer than any of these other two. Yvonne is a favorite in the quilt community here and has long been a supporter of the events for quilting in the area.  One thing everyone in the area should do is attend one of her twice yearly retreats.  You learn so much from the other 20 to 30 quilters.  Call the shop for information.

 Forget Me Knot Quilt Shop, has a couple of owners that greet me with a kind smile and want to help pick fabric.  They really know my style and taste, or at least they seem to.  Describing color is an almost impossible thing to do, one person's blue is another's teal, you know what I mean.  But, Carol and Darlene are both very helpful when I come in and describe my project I'm working on.  They seem to know exactly where just the right color is.  In Louisville, they are probably best at having a wide variety of color gradations and helping with your selection.

The Gathering Room is in Lagrange, Kentucky, just a short drive out of Louisville.  It's well worth checking out.  The main room, where the cutting table is located has some very interesting samples on the walls and they often have really good Blocks of the Month to join.  If you are fan of civil war prints or like a warmer pallet, then you will feel right at home here.

Now, besides the quilt shops in the area, there are a couple of cute places to shop for unique items.  The Dot Fox is a clothing and accessory as well as shoe store that carries some of the coolest things for young and old.  If you don't know just what your teenager might want, this is the place to buy a gift card.  The Dot Fox is for daughter and mom to shop at.

Clay and Cotton is another unique store for items for the home and apparel.  This is for mom and daughter to shop at.

Tis the season, hopes this helps some locals with last minute gift ideas!

Merry Christmas!
Happy Quilting New Year!!

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