As a newbie quilter I have started venturing into different quilting shops. This can be quite confronting. I always feel like a bit of a fraud. Someone might find out that I am new and I don’t know what I am doing. I always hope to find someone who is really helpful and nice in the stores I go to. Someone who is willing to talk to me and maybe help me out a bit without judging me at all.
I am a bit younger than the “stereotypical” quilter. I think times have changed and there is no type of person who enjoys quilting and patchworking. I think if you enjoy doing something that you should do it. There are always quilting rules and the so called quilting police. Find a way that works for you and keep doing it. I also work full time so it can be hard to visit bricks and mortar shops but there are advantages to being able to talk to people who work in these shops and explore their knowledge of the products and services that they offer.
I thought why don’t I visit some quilt shops and write about how they made me feel, the good and the bad about each shop. It is hard to write negative things about some shops and I know that every shop has good and bad days. Some of the shops I visited I am sure may have been having particularly busy days when I visited but there are always things that can be done to make someone feel at ease. So I am hoping to write a series of posts about different shops I visit. I hope you enjoy.