This weekend is the blog tour for Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! I decided to take part because I LOVE my local quilt shop, Sew Modern. I'm not the usual quilting story in that I came to quilting through the internet. Flickr and blogs brought on my love affair - not taking a class or a shop I visited. I didn't have a local quilt shop until I was an avid quilter.
Next thing you know, the LAMQG is meeting there...
...and quilting there!
It's pretty much the clubhouse! Aren't we lucky here in LA to have such a wonderful shop to spend time in?
Nothing can replace the sense of community that seeing people in person provides. When I am at Sew Modern I always run into my quilting friends. Everyone loves catching up over some sewing machines and rotary cutters!
And I haven't even mentioned the FABRIC! Being able to see it, touch it and mix & match with the bolts is a sort of fun that you can't have when you're shopping online.
So don't forget that January 24th is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day. I hope that you'll hit up yours!