Short on stitching supplies? Rotary blade got an annoying nick? Just emptied a spool? Need a fabric fix? Plan to right all your quilting wrongs one week from today—Thursday, January 24, 2013. It’s the first annual Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!
Martingale is proud to be a sponsor of Visit Your Local Quilt Shop (LQS) Day—a worldwide celebration of independent quilt shops. Created by the Fabric Shop Network, this inaugural day is the perfect time to plan a fun shop adventure with your best quilting buds and spread the word about your favorite LQS.
You are vital to the life of your local quilt shop. You’re the reason they exist. And you’re the reason they stay in business. We all help keep our LQSs alive! Round up your quilting BFFs for a day of shopping fun. If your friends need a reason to commit, try one of these:
- “Your UFO pile is as tall as you are. How about we go shopping with the goal of finishing one?”
- “I heard that somewhere, somehow, someplace… there’s a baby without a quilt.”
- “It’s decided. We’ll go to lunch and a movie. Except instead of the movie and the lunch, we’ll go fabric shopping.”
- “I read that quilting-health day is the new mental-health day.”
- “We’re going to the quilt shop together on Thursday, okay? Let’s try not to get in trouble this time.”
- “Let’s get inspired!”
Buy any Martingale book or product at your local participating quilt shop on January 24, 2013, and you’ll get your Super Stitcher card stamped twice! Not a Super Stitcher yet? To find out how you can earn FREE books with your Super Stitcher card, go here.
Thursday’s the day to show your support—mark January 24 on your calendar! Let your local quilt shop know how much you love them, and that you appreciate what they bring to your neck of the woods. Pay a visit and tell them you’re glad they’re around!
Tell us why you love your local quilt shop in the comments—share your shop’s name and what you’re planning to score next week. Be sure to call your LQS to see what special events they’re planning for the big day so you don’t miss out on the fun!