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Quilt Shop Visit List 2014-2019

If you've been around Maeberry Square awhile, you may have heard me talk about my fascination (of course!) with local quilt stores. I LOVE visiting them when I'm traveling to a new town. I have kept a list since late 2014 of the stores I've visited and thought I'd share my updated list.

The joy and excitement for me in visiting a store is meeting the people. I could rattle off stories about almost every one of these stores. Most I have only visited once. And again, of course, I've bought "souvenirs" (read: alllllll the fabric) from each of them too. The list is sorted by state (with a number count, 66 total stores visited) and alphabetically by store name. There are a handful of stores that have since closed, but I believe the vast majority are still around today and worth a visit.

Interestingly, I never really think to take pictures when I visit, so all I could find is the image in this post, which was the first time I visited Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Tell me 1) if you've visited any of these stores and 2) share a store you think I need to visit! My goal is to get to 100 stores...and then eventually a store per state!

CO (27)
A Quilter’s Corner – Erie
B-Right On Sewing – Brighton
The Creative Needle – Littleton
Cotton Candy Sewing – Loveland
Glenwood Sewing Center – Glenwood Springs
Golden Quilt Company – Golden
Fabric Bliss – Denver
Fabric Expressions – Littleton
Fabricate – Boulder
Fancy Tiger Crafts – Denver
The Fig Leaf – Fort Collins
Fringe – Salida
High Prairie Quilts – Parker
Holly’s Quilt Cabin – Centennial
Jukebox Quilts – Fort Collins
Laughing Ladies Quilting – Berthoud
The Loopy Ewe – Fort Collins
Lyons Quilting – Lyons
Presser Foot – Fort Collins
Quality Sewing – Longmont
Quilter’s Dream – Loveland
Quilter’s Stash – Windsor
Sew-ciety – Castle Rock
Sew Downtown – Greeley
Stitches Quilting & Sewing – Loveland
The Sewing Circle – Fort Collins
Tomorrow’s Heirlooms – Westminster

IA (25)
At the Heart of Quilting – West Des Moines
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods Co. – Adel
B&B Creations – Tracy
Ben Franklin – Winterset
Block Party Studios Co. – Nevada
Cindy Lou’s Quilt Shop – Chariton
Crazy Redhead Quilting – Newton
Crazy to Quilt Shop - Cedar Falls
Creekside Quilting – Clive
Mended Hearts Quilting – Ellsworth
Off the Rails Quilting – Bondurant
Piece Works Quilt Shop – Winterset
The Quilt Block – West Des Moines
Quilt with Us – Lucas
Quilter’s Cupboard – Ankeny
Quilter's Window - New Hampton
Quilting Connection - Ames
Red Roxy Quilt Co - Decorah
The Sampler – Chariton
Sew Bee It Quilt Shop – Jewell
Sew Tempting – Story City
Snips of Thread – Humeston
Stitching Place - Indianola
The Stitch – Jefferson
Woodside Quilting – Des Moines

MN (2)
Calico Hutch - Hayward
Quilt Cove – Eagan

MO (2)
Missouri Star Quilt Company – Hamilton
Quilting is My Therapy – Liberty

NC (2)
Fran’s Sewing Circle – Wilmington
Quilting N Crafts N Things – Wilmington

NE (2)
Cosmic Cow – Lincoln (50th Quilt Store I’ve Visited)
Country Sampler - Omaha

SC (1)
Quilting at the Beach – Myrtle Beach

SD (1)
Dakota Quilt Company – Spearfish

TN (1)
Craft South – Nashville

UT (1)
It’s Sew Moab – Moab

WY (2)
Around the Block – Cheyenne
Lickety Stitch Quilts - Lusk


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