Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Stash: Shop Report

If you "like" 52 Quilts on Facebook, you saw my Denver shop check-ins on Thursday.  It always makes me happy when I get to visit a "new-to-me" shop.

I found a great one this trip -- Wooden Spools.

Fabric and yarn in one store!  Heaven!

Wooden Spools is not an ordinary quilt shop, however.  This shops buys quilt-shop quality fabric directly from quilters and displays it in neat, color-by-color arrangements.  Lest you think, "Oh, it will be all ugly, out-of-date junk," according to their Fabric Buying Checklist, fabric must be:
Quilt Shop Quality Fabric
Condition = New, Unused
   from a non-smoking home
   odor free (no storage or moth ball odors, etc)
   free of pet hair
   no fading on fold lines, stains, etc.
   straight, smooth edges - no fuss cuts
   no pre-washed fabric
Must meet minimum size requirement:
   Fat quarter or half yard cuts minimum
This is a great shop if you're looking for an out-of-print fabric, when you need "just a bit more" to finish a project.  The have some new, on-the-bolt fabric.  And their prices, even on the new fabric, are seriously lower than any other quilt shop in town.

And not only that, they have an incredible list of class offerings.  Lynda Milligan (of Great American Quilts) is teaching her "Christmas Pickle" quilt.  There is also an Electric Quilt Support Group, and, wonder-of-wonders, a Bonnie Hunter Club!

Vicki and Sally have found a unique niche in the Local Quilt Shop world.  All this and yarn, too?  What's not to love?

From the desk of your auntmartisignature


  1. Marti, my favorite LQS has yarn and uncarded fiber. They are also teach dying and spinning as well as knit, crochet and quilt. I love it and the name to beat them all ?~!

    A Verb for Keeping Warm

    is the shop's name. In Emeryville CA and just a gem.

  2. I guess you will be visiting as often as possible . . . sounds like a great idea . .

  3. That sounds like a brilliant idea for a store and I love those colourful pots outside the door too!

  4. If I still lived in the area I would be there!

  5. I think I need to be part of the EQ Support group! I haven't taken the time to figure it out, yet. Great post! I'll have to find time to head up there. :)


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