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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Art Outside the Box The Care and Feeding of Quilt Shops #2

I've written about quilt shops before, because I KNOW how vital they are. One of the treasures of getting to visit all over the country is that you get a chance to see all the wonderful little shops.


Now I'm a fan of little shops in general. I believe in small business as the way we hold ourselves together as a society. It's people taking good care of people and it's worthy of support. It's the store where no one tells you that you are the only one that wants an item, that the store only gets what the corporation sends them and that this is just what's in right now, never mind what you really want and/or need. Corporations are not good at customer care.


More than that, it's community. A good quilt store creates your place for information, gorgeous fabric, gossip,the latest tools, good advice, a friendly shoulder and an excellent cackle. In short, it's a place where quilters meet amazing people like themselves.


So a new quilt store, particularly in an area without, is a cause for  major celebration. Thread Benders is a brand new quilt store at 613 Franklin Street, downtown Michigan City, Indiana. It features things for quilters of all styles. It's just an hour out of Chicago, and on your way if you're heading up to Michigan for the weekend.Threadbenders will be open from 5-8 pm for the First Friday Michigan City Gallery Walk, July 1st.
For the First Friday Gallery walk, I'll be at Threadbenders, showing off her new Sweet Sixteen longarm. It turns out to do excellent bobbin work. I'm in love.






I'll have quilts, my hand-dyed fabric and threads, and books available. We'll do some raffles of cool things to start out your hot summer sewing. We'll have plenty of brownies and wine to chill down your evening. We'll play with her new handiquilter machines and show them all that, of course! Quilts are ART!
Come join me.

2 comments:

Carol said...

What a surprise to read your blog. YOU! talking about a new quilt shop in my home town. I don't live far and go back to City pretty often. Thanks for letting me know.
Carol

Anonymous said...

Dear Ellen,
Loved your art, loved your writing! You are a very wise woman, and thanks for sharing your gifts.

Linda Laird
quiltlady@san.rr.com
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