Thursday, January 24 is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day. I know that sometimes we just have to order online, but these shops sure are important, and we have to support them whenever we can.
First a disclaimer: This can’t be called my “local” quilt shop, because it isn’t even in my home state, but it is the one where I spend the most money, and sometimes visit the most. My most local shop is very small and rather expensive, though they do service my machine, so I try to go there when I can.
Patchwork Plus is located in Dayton, Virginia, very close to Harrisonburg. We have lots of family in the area, so I shop when we are visiting.
They bill themselves as the largest quilt shop in Virginia, with over 9,000 square feet! Yes, this is a large shop. The batik section alone keeps me busy when I visit, but they have EVERYTHING.
The 150 sample quilts on the walls (this is from their ad- I didn’t count!) are wonderful for inspiration. On this last visit, I was lusting after the sewing machines they had on display. They have enough help that there is little waiting, and the clerks are very patient and knowledgeable. What more could anyone ask of a LQS?
I’m linking up to The Local Quilt Shop Blog Tour.